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Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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1491 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
805-544-7759
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Takeout
Description: Splash Cafe ~ Artisan Bakery is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2005...
Splash Cafe ~ Artisan Bakery is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2005, we opened this second location in San Luis Obispo and expanded to include an artisan bakery too! The bakery features artisan breads, pastries & desserts baked fresh daily. Each item from the bakery is carefully created and guaranteed to delight your senses.The café has a larger selection of salads and specialty sandwiches as well as signature ‘sun pizzas’! Come and enjoy!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy food

Love the clam chowder,calamari,steamed clams... I can go on and on,so good! A bit pricey but I guess everything is going up...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
MelyGN
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the clam chowder,calamari,steamed clams... I can go on and on,so good! A bit pricey but I guess everything is going up...

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Markham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Perfect for our lunch! It is a small cafe with quick counter service and great food. We enjoyed our clam chowder soup in a bread bowl and in a cup. Lovely desserts including pastries and Oreo ice cream sandwiches on a stick. It came highly recommended to us and we recommend it as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Best fish tacos. Really perfect balance of fish and other taco fillings. Staff very accommodating to gluten free adjustments.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I followed everybody's recommendation and I ordered the clam chowder with seafood topping. It was as good as I was hoping it to be! The other reviewers were right, probably one of the best chowders around and I've had a lot of chowder in my life. During the week that I was in SLO, I managed to eat at Splash... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I liked Splash – good food, friendly service and conveniently located near the strip of hotels on Monterey street. I tried a few places for breakfast while I was staying there, and quickly settled on Splash. There are lots of coffee places around, but they only have muffin-type things for breakfast. I loved that I could just get a couple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great place for breakfast! Yummy breakfast burrito and some great looking pastries too! A must if you need a quick bite to eat in the morning to start your day!

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Santa Fe Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to go when in the San Luis Obispo area. The clam chowder is the absolute best. This time I had it with the seafood topping and it was amazing! The Steamers are fantastic! Steamed clams sitting in a wine based broth with roasted red peppers is delicious, and the toasted homemade sourdough bread... More 

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Visalia, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have gone to Splash for the better park of 20 years, and the food was garbage. I've grown up in Tulare County, and when it's time for a quicky vacation we drive to Pismo Beach and afterwards we reward our day with Splash Cafe. I would like to think I'm decent at cooking. I've learned a lot of things... More 

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Monterey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I usually have breakfast here. It is a self order, casual place with great food and a tempting bakery. The food is good and you cannot beat the prices.

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Los Osos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Splash Café is one of San Luis Obispo's most popular lunch spots. It's always crowded at lunch time, so plan to arrive early or late. It specializes in seafood, mostly deep-fried or grilled, but has other tasty options as well. Prices are kept low due to a lack of amenities (plastic baskets, plastic utensils and cups, self service), but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1491 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-544-7759

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 to 12
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Splash Cafe ~ Artisan Bakery is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2005, we opened this second location in San Luis Obispo and expanded to include an artisan bakery too! The bakery features artisan breads, pastries & desserts baked fresh daily. Each item from the bakery is carefully created and guaranteed to delight your senses.The café has a larger selection of salads and specialty sandwiches as well as signature ‘sun pizzas’! Come and enjoy!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?