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Big Sky Cafe

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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
805-545-5401
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8:00 am - 10:00 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 227
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    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
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  • 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
Most recent review
Unusual selection, great breakfast fare

This little place is quite a find...located pretty much downtown San Luis Obispo, we were lucky friends recommended it. I had the bacon/apple/blu cheese omelet, which was delicious. My wife had her favorite "out of town breakfast", bacon and eggs over easy...they were, cooked to perfection. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Dick T
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Vacaville, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Vacaville, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This little place is quite a find...located pretty much downtown San Luis Obispo, we were lucky friends recommended it. I had the bacon/apple/blu cheese omelet, which was delicious. My wife had her favorite "out of town breakfast", bacon and eggs over easy...they were, cooked to perfection. Highly recommend going there at least once if in SLO.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

we split a grass fed burger and Salad and it was delicious! A huge selection of salads and would have liked to have tried more!Fun place and nice n bright!

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Simi Valley
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ate here for breakfast one morning, had basic eggs, potatoes, toast, and coffee. There are many ways you can screw this up but Big Sky Cafe did it right. Food tasted "clean" (some restaurants use margarine in their cooking which tastes yucky to me). Coffee was better than most but not great. We would have breakfast here again.

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Tulare, CA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My girlfriend and I ate at Big Sky Cafe for the first time on Valentine's Wknd. The food,service and price was awesome.

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Eureka, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been going to Big Sky for at least ten years. Consistently well prepared, tasty, and (mostly) healthy food with friendly service. You can't lose, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

No matter your food preferences--or food intolerances!--Big Sky will likely work with you. There may be items that can't be changed up or that the GF/DF/ may not be able to manage, but there will be something delicious for you. Vegans are well treated with vegan items listed (limited.) A wide range of foods for all food types; appetizers, main,... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is our go-to restaurant here in SLO. Their soups are wonderful, unique salads, and good specials. Cafe environment, we usually sit at the bar to avoid waiting for a table. Friendly wait staff. Great local beer and wine. Prices are very reasonable for such fine food and atmosphere.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A few Sunday's a month I meet my son for breakfast at Big Sky restaurant. He attends Cal Poly. We catch up over a wonderful breakfast!

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Solvang, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Loved the Mediterranean Meze Platter, the fresh fish was fantastic and the lobster mac n cheese hit the spot. Nice local wine and beer selections. The patio is lovely and the indoor "night sky" has a cool vibe.

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Nelson
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I had the salmon, my partner the catfish, for a mid-afternoon lunch. Beautiful food at an unbeatable price. Exceptional food for a cafe environment.

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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, Asian, Mediterranean, 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?