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Natural Cafe

698 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-9200
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Ranked #39 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the place to go if you have diet restrictions as they have all sorts of options. Gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian, vegan - you name it! The food tastes healthy so you're not going to get the mouth watering deliciousness of a burger, but for health food - it's good.

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Amarillo, TX
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have been to their 2 Santa Barbara locations as well, and their food is always consistent. Lots of vegetarian options for very reasonable prices. It's very casual with a walk up counter to order, and a seat-yourself atmosphere that's great for families. I love their old towne salad with gauc, carrots, tomato, brown rice and feta, as well as... More

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Bend, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Good healthy food. We loved the pineapple coconut smoothie. It was like dessert in a glass. The sandwiches (turkey) was huge. The service was fast. Wasn't too busy.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very fresh homemade, largely organic with some vegan choices. Cobb salad and fresh hummus are my favorites. Good variety of dishes, reasonably priced. Goid place to eat on a Thursday and watch the Farmer's Market activity!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

I love split pea soup and make a good version of this at home. I wasn't impressed with their split pea. The worst part was that the place wasn't busy and several tables were not bussed as employees shot the breeze at the front counter. Chef RobertIrvine would read them the riot act. Bad first inpression and I won't be... More

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Ventura, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

nice staff, great food. Wished I could of sat out in the sun (no patio) because it was a really nice day.

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is our third time eating here. The food is good and healthy. It's a very relaxing atmosphere. We had the fish and vegetarian tacos that came with a side order of tortilla chips and salsa. The fish tacos are delightful!

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SACRAMENTO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

From the LA area to the Upper Central Coast of California, the Natural Cafés have been a God-Send for me and my partner (we are both vegan and I am GF). The San Luis Obispo Natural Café isn’t an exception; It has Reliable service; reliable great food, reliable fresh menu, reliable atmosphere, reliable helpful and knowledgeable staff, and reliable completive... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We sometimes stop here on our Sunday lunch outings, and we think they have made some improvements over the past two years - menu is slightly changed, and for the better. We like the salad combos, and the lemonade and iced tea are excellent. Cheerful service (if you go, please tip as these are mostly college students working their way... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Been to Natural Cafe a few times when visiting the central coast and it's still very good. Had the Pesto pasta and the soup and sandwich combo. Both were very fresh tasting and the tofu dill dressing is the bomb. A terrific value for the money.

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