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1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
1 (805) 541-5888
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6:30 am - 10:00 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

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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 nice independent coffee shop!

They also have entertainment on certain nights of the week. Good coffee, nice place. The garden is my favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
GoodYellowLabs
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Northern CA, USA
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Solana Beach, California, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Anaheim Hills, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a cozy little cafe where we went for breakfast. We stumbled upon this cafe because there weren't that many places open when we got there. The food was decent, bottom line is that this is a cafe. So there are quite a few students with their laptops all around the cafe. The crew is very friendly!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Read about the nice ambience of this cafe well located in downtown SLO off Higuera Street. Was not disappointed and the Garden setting was really lovely in the nice central coast weather. However, I wish the food could be better. Tasteless and not well cooked at all. We had the breakfast burrito and express eggs. Requested for no cheese and... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Been there with the family for a breakfast,what a great place,tasty breakfast burrito and one of the best waffles ever had.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I went in there 6 months ago and made a note to come back next time I was in SLO. Although I was served well and the food was pretty good the first time, the second makes me wonder about consistency. I had the breakfast burrito and the espresso eggs on two separate occasions. I have also had a chai,... More 

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Northern CA, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

They also have entertainment on certain nights of the week. Good coffee, nice place. The garden is my favorite.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I tend to be a bit of a coffee snob and rarely drink the house brew from coffee shops, but Linnaea's makes the cut, they also have fantastic latte's and a delightful courtyard in the back, too cute.

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West Sedona, Arizona
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice coffee shop but the wait to be served can be long. Coffee is good but the best reason to come here is the very charming patio courtyard out back. Beautiful plants and greenery everywhere and a peaceful place to truly enjoy a cup of coffee.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Hipster crowd and atmosphere; tattoos, purple hair, gluten free fare, Mac air books, dreads, beards, it's all represented there. Incredibly pretty and charming back patio, go in the evening when the string lights are twinkling and there's not much of a crowd. The pastries were good and our tea and coffee was done right.

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Avila Beach, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My little guy and I had a coffee date this morning and we throughly enjoyed the patio. I was surprised at the amount of other children there. My iced coffee was delicious and I can't wait to go back with my husband and try some of the delicious looking pastries and breakfast items! Look for the "Cafe" sign on Garden... More 

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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 1 - 8
  • Cuisine: Café, Bakery, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?