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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
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 79
    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
Fresh and Yummy

Great place to drop into for a variety of fresh food, pastries and goodies. Outside or inside dining. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is served there or just a snack. Take home some fresh bread too. Can't wait to go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Going4fun
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Idyllwild, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Idyllwild, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to drop into for a variety of fresh food, pastries and goodies. Outside or inside dining. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is served there or just a snack. Take home some fresh bread too. Can't wait to go back!

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Chico, California, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great staff. Basic counter service. Fried fish & chips (or sub salad!). Chowder is great... and apparently a local fave (available at Costco, too). Not a fan of baked goods.. but their stuff looks very yummy.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've never visited the Pismo Beach location, but was thrilled when it came to SLO. Great variety of offerings - sandwiches, seafood and the most marvelous chocolate/dessert case I have seen in a long time.

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San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Splash has the best clam chowder I have ever eaten, hands down! Rich & creamy, with plenty of clams, it easily makes a full meal. Get it in the sourdough bread bowl and add the seafood toppings, it's heaven in your mouth! You can get it to go, and they pack the bowl and the chowder separately, so the chowder... More 

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Tomah, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The grilled clam chowder bread bowl was amazing. The clam chowder was possibly the best I've ever had and the grilled bread bowl dunked in the chowder was to die for. The seafood tacos were better at Crawdaddys but still really good. The fried cod was ok. I will be going back for the clam chowder bread bowl.

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West Covina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I agree with others that have rated this place...great clam chowder! If you want to get additional toppings, I would go for the seafood topping rather than the bacon and cheddar.

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Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The clam chowder at Splash is the best chowder I have ever had and I lived in Boston for 5 years. The portions are large, the bread is fresh and home baked and the chowder just melts in your mouth. I wish I could have it shipped to me in Southern California.

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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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 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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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, Seafood, Bakery

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?