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Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

1491 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
805-544-7759
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Ranked #10 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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!
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Hilton Head Island
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went here because of the good write-ups in trip advisor and because it is dog friendly. There is a small side patio where you can eat with your dog, but other than that I found the food just "good" but not worth going out of my way for. And parking is a problem; very few spaces and very tight.

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Whittier, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This little gem is a great place for lunch. We had our 2 granddaughters with us and the menu worked perfectly for the 4 of us. They get very busy and the lines were long, but the wait was worth it. Lots of bakery goodies and alot of choices. We will eat there again.

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Pleasanton, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I recently took a short trip down the California coast and needed a nice place to grab some lunch. A friend had recommended that I try the Splash Cafe. She raved about their clam chowder. I read some of the reviews online. With such glowing endorsements, how could I resist? I plotted my course and put it in my itinerary.... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Good sandwiches & burgers, the pastries looked great. We stopped mid-day for a snack and the place was buzzing.

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Lake Forest, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Enjoyed a salad and the fish and chips for lunch; very fresh. Too bad it is so small and has so few tables.

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San luis obispo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place had wonderful food and was an all around great experience. The food came out very fast and tasted delicious. I give it a two thumbs up.

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Splash Cafe on Monterey & California st offers gluten free muffins and delicious coffee! Open at 7 am my husband and i enjoy breakie or lunch, fish tacos or healthy salads. The close walk to downtown SLO and the hotels & B&B nearby let us visit with the many tourists who come through town and grab a bite at Splash.... More

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Lakewood, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have gone through the years to their store in Pismo Beach and we are so happy they have this place now in San Luis Obispo. They have the best clam chowder ever and also the rest of their food is excellent.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ordered : 1. Clam chowder with extra topping of clams and shrimps (lots of clams!!) , so rich and yummy! 2. Fish and chips, tasty and lots of fries ! 3. Double cheese burger (did not really understand why my son wants to have burgers in a seafood restaurant), but the burger was terrific and huge ! 4. Fish... More

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There wasn't much money left on the company card for food that day so we searched on yelp for a place that was close to our hotel and cheap. Splash completely delivered, plenty of options and all were very affordable. I ordered a grilled shrimp salad and my husband choose a burger. They were very good and the shrimp (on... More

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