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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: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Healthy, simple fare

biased, as daughter worked here during school, but when space available, is great place for a casual meal

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
zzzman43
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

biased, as daughter worked here during school, but when space available, is great place for a casual meal

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San Luis Obispo County, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fast happy service. outside seating, ample parking. Chowder in a bread bowl or with out the bread. All sizes to take home. The cookies and pastry were excellent. Conserving water with smaller cups.

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Highland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It's the one place we have to stop by and eat very time we are in town. We just lover there Clam Chowder bread bowl. Very creamy chowder that is as good if not better than boudini's

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San Diiego CA
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

From the outside this cafe appears to be on the fast food side. The food is far from fast food. We had fish sandwiches that were the best we've ever had anywhere. The rolls were huge and the fish was cooked just right, flaky, and crisp. Service was good.

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Sacramento, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Hands down the best chowder around. This location has a much shorter wait time than the beach location. Very different ambiance but I love it. They have a great bakery too with single serve cakes. I've yet to find one I didn't love. Great treat to take home with you.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Had lunch here while in the area and loved the ambiance and assortment of baked goods. I ordered the fish and chips for lunch but alas, I was expecting big flaky pieces of cod and instead got some thin pieces of fish with dark meat on them (it may have been rockfish). The chips were okay but nothing super special.... More 

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So Calif
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had the clam chowder in the bread bowl, their specialty. I haven't clam chowder in a while so it was hard to say if it's the best. However it is very good, not too thick, good flavor and creamy. The bread was delicious but the entire thing was too much to eat (too much bread). I will return to try... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had burgers, which were perfectly good and reasonably priced. I wasn't thrilled with the curly fries; I think we got the end of an old batch. But all in all, for a total of $15, we were fine with the food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Over two years ago, I had lunch at the Splash Café. Since it is close to the hotel I was staying at, a colleague and I stopped in for lunch on Sunday. The place was very crowded but the line moved fairly quickly. He ordered the fish and chips and I ordered the cheeseburger. My friend said the fish and... More 

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A friend suggested we try Splash Cafe on our drive through the central coast of California. We are so glad we did! Though this place is known for its bakery, we thought their burgers were also great. Be sure to try the onion rings! The baked goods were also amazing, and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back.

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Additional Information about Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

Address: 1491 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
Phone Number: 805-544-7759
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
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
Average Prices: USD $6 to $12
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Bakeries

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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, Bakeries

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?