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Shine Cafe

415 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 771-8344
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Ranked #8 of 78 restaurants in Morro Bay
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Shell Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My lunch was "build a bowl" -- sort of like Chipotle, but without the meat or dairy. You do it as a bowl or a burrito -- choose a protein (I had tempeh), dressing (mine was spicy chipotle), veggies (I did shredded cabbage, carrots, spinach), served with sliced avocado and spring mix salad (I got extra spinach in place of... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great food-Great location-Great portions!! This place was our favorite-there is also a great store next to this-also called Shine!

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Chicago, IL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Very good food. I had the black bean/rice taco. I would have preferred more beans in relation to the rice, but still very good. The taco was blanketed in lettuce, avocado, etc., all very fresh and flavorful. My son had the tempeh taco which he liked a lot. My wife liked her red lentil soup. She also had a salad.... More

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I eat at a lot of vegan restaurants and we were so happy to spot Shine Cafe on a recent trip to the central coast of California. The special was Korean style Jack fruit Tacos and oh my gosh, they were the best vegan tacos We have ever had! They also had beautiful large salads and lots... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Finally made it to Sunshine Health Foods and Shine Cafe, the stuff of legends, in Morro Bay, CA. Fantastic! Both the market and the adjacent vegan cafe were like a step back in to the nascent era of the health food stores and cafes of the 70s and 80s. Shine Cafe is vegan, cozy, artsy, friendly and above all, authentic.... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We really enjoyed our breakfast in this neat restaurant in Morro Bay. It was nice to find a Vegan restaurant on vacation where I could relax and not worry if there was going to be dairy in my food! The food was fresh and tasty. I had the Oatmeal which wasn't your typical boring Oatmeal. I loved the mini raisins.... More

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Cambria, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

All I can say is, Go! The Spring Rolls and Temphe Tacos are great! I can hardly deviate from ordering them to try something new. A+++++++++

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Tiburon, CA
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244 reviews 244 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Great soups, salad dishes made while you watch, of fresh veges and fruit. Soup and salad combo $9.50 and plenty of food. The fruit smoothies, $6, were terrific. Busy, friendly staff.

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Central Coast, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Everything is fresh and delicious like straight from the garden prepared with love. Try the spring rolls and soup.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Do not be turned off by the fact it is a Vegan restaurant. It is such a great cafe, I have never had a bad meal here. I love the "Pac-a-Bowl" and Spring Rolls. New soups are prepared every other day and are quite tasty. They also make a mean smoothie (try the Green Dragon!) Anyone I have taken here... More

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