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1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
1 (805) 541-5888
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Seating

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Very BEST coffee in SLO

We were walking downtown and asked a local to recommend a good coffee house. She sent us to Linnaea's Cafe. I had an americana and my husband had a regular brew coffee. They were both really, really good!! I also had a raspberry, rhubarb and oat bar. OMG it was so delicious. The vibe is really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TravelBug5619
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Medford, Oregon
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Medford, Oregon
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking downtown and asked a local to recommend a good coffee house. She sent us to Linnaea's Cafe. I had an americana and my husband had a regular brew coffee. They were both really, really good!! I also had a raspberry, rhubarb and oat bar. OMG it was so delicious. The vibe is really comfy with tables and... More 

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Thank TravelBug5619
Tallinn, Estonia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Good fresh pastry and breakfast items. They also have a small backyard which is a bit messy but still nice on a good day. Famous bubblegum alley is right around the corner.

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Thank relkmsaiia
SLO, CA
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Linnaea's Coffee House is SLO's oldest and sweetest place for a great cup of coffee. Other places come and go, and many have great coffee, but this place is the real deal--Linnaea is a wonderful woman, and this place is a treasure.

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Thank clvrnamsalrdytkn
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A cute, neighborhood friendly cafe' where the staff members are very friendly and seem to know and recognize their repeat customers.

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Thank Tasala R
Loma Linda, California
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170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a must stop for my wife and I whenever visiting San Luis Obispo. If you have not been to the back garden yet, you are missing a treat. Coffee is also very good as are the breakfast items and bakery goods. Have only ever been for breakfast but always leave satisfied.

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Thank Jeremiah G
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Linnea's has been for ever! It's been around since my mother was in college, I'm currently a student at the local university here in San Luis Obispo. It has a lovely outdoor area where there's little water fixtures and plants that house lovely birds that sing while you drink your coffee or tea. The inside also has small little cozy... More 

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Thank wanderingisnotlost
Delray Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I had the special and loved the combination of ingredients that went with my eggs - Olives, fresh tomatoes, etc. Plus the Chi tea was delicious. Great atmosphere in the back garden, very relaxing.

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Thank SusanaPa
San Luis Obispo, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Before there was Starbucks...before there was Peets there was Linnaea's. A hip, bohemian, Santa Cruz vibe...with a lovely back garden...this is a local favorite and a San Luis institution. Ride you bike!

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Thank slambslo
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We loved this place for after dinner tea and cake. The garden in back is really nice and a get away from the hectic bars and restaurants in the area.

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Thank ghezzit
Solana Beach, California, United States
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you stop by, make sure you take your drink to the back - the outdoor garden is magical. Service was friendly, and helpful. Unfortunately, the coffee and hot chocolate we had were mediocre at best.

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Thank Noam Z

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 1 (805) 541-5888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?