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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 - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Super cosy place

Super friendly, super atmosphere The food is tasty. We traveled down the coast and decided to have a late lunch. One of the best places! Will definitely drop by on the way back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Bl_Kati
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Hannover, Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hannover, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Super friendly, super atmosphere The food is tasty. We traveled down the coast and decided to have a late lunch. One of the best places! Will definitely drop by on the way back!

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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The fish tacos were average. Same as anywhere else but the dessert cakes were fantastic. Better than I've had in more expensive 4 star restaurants. Try them for the desserts if nothing else. You will not be disappointed

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Roseville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

You can't beat this great bakery and cafe. Good food, fresh baked goods, great sandwiches. I am gluten free and was still happy with my lettuce wrapped b.l.a.t. Also came back for a fantastic shrimp cocktail. Fun place to stop in SLO. :)

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We walked out from the centre of town (it's not that far) and it was definitely worth it. Very friendly, big range of hot and cold food, sandwiches, and bakery,

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place has it all including beer! which for a bakery is somewhat unusual. Great breakfast burritos, pastries, and breads. Open breakfast lunch and dinner. Only had the breakfast but it was good. I love me some tots in my breakfast burrito. Can't loose here.

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Clam chowder is superb, all the seafood and baked goods are spectacular. It's usually crowded, but tables turn fast. We like taking meals to go and cozy up at the Inn.

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Fontana, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Always fun to go here. Food is good, it's noisy, interesting people, run down beachy atmosphere. Sound negative?? Not at all. Love this place! It's what the beach is all about.

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Having heard a lot about this place, I tried it, and was disappointed -- mediocre dried-out food, tiny portions, not good value. That said, I've eaten their catered food and they know how to make good food! Why the restaurant was so poor, and the catered food so good, I don't know. Obviously a lot of people don't feel the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place is busy for a reason! It's great! The service is quick and the breakfast burritos were amazing!!!! The baked good were yummy too! I think to go sandwiches to take to the beach or on a hike would be fun too! Try this place!

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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes they are! Really delicious fish tacos prepared several different ways. Splash downtown has such a nice patio seating area and the service was terrific!

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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: American, Bakery, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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