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Linnaea's Cafe

1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
1 (805) 541-5888
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Ranked #37 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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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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