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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
805-545-5401
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast and lunch.

We live in Downtown SLO and this place is by far our favorite for breakfast. Great menu with diverse options and the food is always fresh. Try the swiss cheese pancakes. If you go for lunch have the fish tacos made with the fresh fish of the day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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SLO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We live in Downtown SLO and this place is by far our favorite for breakfast. Great menu with diverse options and the food is always fresh. Try the swiss cheese pancakes. If you go for lunch have the fish tacos made with the fresh fish of the day.

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SF Bay Area
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Super restaurant, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Had the Ahi Tuna Salad and it was so good I had it again the next day! The hummus is tasty too. Everyone in the place looked like they were having a good time. Also a nice bar you can order mixed drinks and eat at as well. High ceilings and brick walls... More 

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Corona, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We chose this cafe from Trip Advisir reviews and are glad we did. Parking along the street using a meter was about $1.25 for an hour. I tried their specials of the day Vegetarian Rueben sandwich and lentil soup. The Rueben was on rye with sauerkraut, BEETS, and cheese!! Yummy! Soup was also vegetarian and served at a perfect temperature.... More 

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Montebello,CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After a disappointing campus tour, we spent a few hours enjoying the walkable downtown of San Luis Obispo. I remembered a restaurant I had eaten at and enjoyed a few years earlier, so I was glad when we came upon The Big Sky Cafe again in the late afternoon. My husband truly enjoyed the fish tacos and ale, while my... More 

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Yorba Linda, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My wife and I ate here last Saturday evening and again Sunday morning. As others have said, the menu is quite varied. The key for us was that they have many options for my wife who eats gluten-free. The veggies were very fresh and the use of spices was just prefect. We had the veggie rolls and stir fry for... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I went to Big Sky Cafe for lunch with my mom right after my plane landed in San Luis Obispo. I was ready for a good meal after flying all morning. My parents frequent the cafe and I was happy to be trying it for the first time. It was a beautiful, breezy day on the Central Coast, so we... More 

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Lawrence
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very nice restaurant in the old section of SLO. We went at 11 in the morning. I wanted breakfast, my son wanted lucy and my husband wanted brunch. This place had it all. I had oatmeal with dried suit, my son had a chicken sandwich and fries and my husband had eggs and potatoes. Great food, good service, nice location... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been going to Big Sky for many years. The past two visits, I broke form and tried two new dishes. I love that the chef's regularly keep reinventing the menu, with new dishes, featuring a variety of ingredients. The menu is still "southwest" oriented, but a fusion of dishes with asian and european elements offers a series of... More 

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Boston, MA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I recently visited Saint Louis Obispo.While at a wine tasting I asked where could I get a nice meal - Big sky Cafe was the quick answer. I roll with a diverse crowd of eaters - a vegetarian, a serious carnivore or three and we all love our wines... different colors and varietals. When we got there is was very... More 

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new rochelle
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274 reviews 274 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very pleasant place. You may need reservations, since it fills up pretty quickly. The food was good, but not exceptional.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-545-5401

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Asian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?