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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: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    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
Ambience Galore...

Good food and excellent drinks in a lovely, open cafe in downtown SLO. Lively but quiet enough for conversation. Definitely would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Gingergirl147
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Ashburn, Virginia
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  • Local cuisine
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Ashburn, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good food and excellent drinks in a lovely, open cafe in downtown SLO. Lively but quiet enough for conversation. Definitely would return.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We chose Big Sky for a lunch stop driving from Santa Cruz to Pasadena on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews. The experience was so good that we stopped again on the return trip. The menu is so broad, varied, and interesting that there is truly something for everyone, and everything we tried was done quite nicely. The list of... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We happen to end up in Big Sky Cafe for breakfast because it looked neat from outside and we could park in a nice little parking lot right across the street. We liked the natural lighting through the big skylight and the plants that created a very natural atmosphere. The restaurant is small in size with both indoor and outdoor... More 

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Big Sky was great. We came for breakfast on a Sunday and beat the crowd by maybe 5 minutes. We had our choice of seats in the restaurant, but not 5 minutes after we sat down the place filled up. I ordered the Ground Turkey Scramble with Spinach and it was served with a bunch of fruit on the side.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Do not hesitate, go here for breakfast. Fabulous. My family and I each ordered something different and it was all great: cranberry - orange zest pancakes, banana pecan panckae, egg/pancake combo, spinach, feta tomato omelet and beignets. And the coffee is great too. Well worth the money!

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Pasadena
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While walking around town I noticed that Big Sky Cafe seemed fairly busy for a Sunday morning and decided to give it a try. The menu was slightly creative, but mostly filled with the standard fare for breakfast. What really stood out was the staff! They were attentive, friendly and very professional. My waitress offered good suggestions when asked, and... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was another winning restaurant choice during our recent West Coast trip, thanks to the helpful reviews of our fellow TripAdvisors. The restaurant atmosphere is very casual, almost new-agey, but the staff were attentive and efficient. The menu is a wonderful mix of mediterranean/asian/mexican. It was hard to choose but three of us eventually opted for the braised lamb shank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here for dinner with two teenagers whilst staying at the Madonna inn up the road. Attentive, friendly staff and lovely open and airy restaurant. Plentiful choices on the menu with a Mexican leaning. Fresh, tasty food and very good value for a town centre eatery. Highly recommend.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went there twice on this trip after reading the reviews I wanted to be sure that I tried lunch and dinner. I liked lunch better. They had a great turkey chili. They did very many healthy items on the menu. For dinner I tried their vegetable plate which was just ok. Jalapeño as a side vegetable. Really? But to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Big Sky never disappoints! We have had breakfast, lunch, and dinner there and it is consistently a great meal. The prices are reasonable, the ambience great, and the wait staff is very attentive. It is a true farm to table experience and we will be back.

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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 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?