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Linnaea's Cafe

1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
1 (805) 541-5888
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Ranked #28 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $1 - $8
Cuisines: Bakery, Vegan, Vegetarian, Café
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Avila Beach, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went for the first time. Coffee and chai was DELICIOUS but the breakfast burrito was terrible. Who puts canned black olives in a breakfast burrito? I recommend getting coffee or chai and a muffin or something, avoid the major breakfast options. The backyard setting is lovely.

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Amarillo, TX
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Ok, ok, so I lived in SLO for many years, and I can tell you, we go to Linnea's every time we're back in town. They have the best coffee in town--hands down! Plus the atmosphere is that of a REAL coffee house. It's in a quaint little spot on a side street downtown and it has the cutest garden... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Linnaea's has been a favorite in San Luis Obispo for a long time, and for good reason. The coffee is great, they have a wonderful selection of fresh daily baked goodies, including vegan choices, and it's a mellow place to hang out. They have wi-fi, a secluded garden patio and a monthly art exhibit.

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

i liked the atmosphere of this place - had an americano which was great, but was impressed by the tea selection and the cookies! definitely something i'd like to try next time. this place was really cute and in the heart of slo - will definitely be back!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

This was my first time in Linnaea's, I was in desperate need of energy & caffeine! I ordered the caramel mocha @ an oatmeal cookie. Both were amazing! As was the service! There was live jazz music playing in the back room, which we would have stayed for had we not already had tix for a show across the street.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I spent lots of time here during my Cali trip. This place has a large selection of coffee, knowledgable staff, and a neat back patio area! I love this cafe!

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Baltimore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My wife and I happened onto Linnaea's on our last day of a 10-day California trip. We arrived mid-afternoon and had iced tea and cranberry-coconut scones in the beautiful garden behind the coffee house. The place was quiet and relaxing, a great place to sit and talk. The scones were excellent, and the service was friendly and efficient. What a... More

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Los Osos
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Coming to Linnaea's is to experience the classic coffee house. Local music, readings and great coffees are the norm. Best place in SLO to catch a great early morning breakfast and expresso. The back patio is the best in town.

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SACRAMENTO
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26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

For early risers, Linnaea’s Café is where to start the day. This neat, kind of funky café for locals has some of the best vegan, gluten free blueberry muffins I have every eaten, anywhere. These muffins were large, soft and full of flavor and could compete with any muffins, gluten free or not. Tucked into a side street, the large... More

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