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Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Splash Cafe ~ Artisan Bakery is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2005, we...
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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  • 145
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Not the place to come to if you want comfortable environs and a conventional sit down meal. Great pastries and beverages on the go. The service varies quite a bit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ventura
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the place to come to if you want comfortable environs and a conventional sit down meal. Great pastries and beverages on the go. The service varies quite a bit.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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68 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chowder is great, service is not the best. We waited about 3 minutes just for someone to take our order at the counter. We ordered Pinot Noir and were served a white wine. Understandable since everyone working is probably a college student. Fast food type place but we really enjoyed the chowder and that's what most everyone comes for.

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Thank Michael M
SLO
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the fish and chips. Fish was tender and moist, not to greasy. Fries were crisp. Crowded, but acceptable.

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Thank Masuoslo
San Jose, CA
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 2nd visit here. Both times very crowded and food is fresh and tasty. We ordered sandwiches my daughters was vegetarian. I ordered coffee and pastry. Everything was a delight. We took outdoor seating and weather was perfect. You order at the counter then server brings food to the table. Given the crowds an indoor table was hard... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered pizza and were disappointed. Not what you expect. It is made on flatbread and the topping was chopped, with little or no cheese. The clam chowder and pastries were fabulous however and the place serves lots of burgers.

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Thank shorty9394
Laguna Niguel, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We ate breakfast here twice on a recent stay in San Luis Obispo. The food is prepared fresh and is delicious. Prices are very reasonable and very friendly staff.

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Thank Linda B
Boulder, Colorado
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Good coffee, good food, a bakery display that is almost indecent - you won't regret your visit to the Splash.

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Thank Bob B
Bakersfield, California
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176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is smaller and doesn't have quite the same seaside feel as the original version in Pismo Beach, for obvious reasons, but there is one constant at Splash - the clam chowder! It's excellent. I wish I could cite a list of other things I've had here, but I have to admit that I keep going back for the... More 

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Thank Jon R
Blakely Island, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a quick meal. I ordered the clam chowder soup and it was beyond outstanding. You order at the counter but they deliver the food to your table. May go back tomorrow for another round of fresh bakery bread and their delicious clam chowder soup. Great experience.

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Thank Sally E
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Heard Splash had great clam chowder so we went for dinner. We enjoyed sitting outside with the heater on and eating our hot creamy chowder!

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Thank Pam G

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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 - 12
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?