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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 #12 of 256 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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LOS ANGELES CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've tried clam chowder at dozens of places in this area and non of them has the rich taste you find at Splash Cafe. It is a bit heavy for a full bowl but get a cup and split a side of fried shrimp and there is your meal!

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Toledo, Ohio
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201 reviews 201 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I wish I had found Splash Cafe earlier on our vacation. I've sampled clam chowder all over the USA, and this tops the charts as some of the best I have ever had. My wife and I split the tuna melt panini and it was superbly tasty. My son had the cheese pizza and I tried some and even that... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great food, quick service. Good selection of entrees. Friendly staff with little time on the wait to get your food.

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped for breakfast after a recommendation from the front desk clerk at the hotel we stayed at, good coffee and breakfast and pricing is fair. It's more of a deli organized restaurant, walk up to the counter and order. I ordered a breakfast sandwich on a croissant and was very pleased. Parking is at a premium, but so is most... More

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New York City, New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I ordered the fish and chips, he fish was extremely greasy with the breading not even being crispy, along with that the french fries that it came with were half baked and frozen. I was not pleased.

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Tempe, AZ
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152 reviews 152 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have never been able to get into Splash in Pismo. So I was thrilled to find a location in SLO. The hot dog was huge & I fully intended to eat 1/2 until I started eating it & realized it was GREAT. So were the curly fries! They also had a clean handicapped restroom which unfortunately was the only... More

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Hilton Head Island
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 - 12
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Seafood

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