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Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

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American, Chowder, Seafood
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Steamers are awesome!

This is one of my favorite places to go when in the San Luis Obispo area. The clam chowder is the absolute best. This time I had it with the seafood topping and it was amazing! The Steamers are fantastic! Steamed clams sitting in a wine based broth with roasted red peppers is delicious, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Irene C
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Santa Fe Springs, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Santa Fe Springs, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to go when in the San Luis Obispo area. The clam chowder is the absolute best. This time I had it with the seafood topping and it was amazing! The Steamers are fantastic! Steamed clams sitting in a wine based broth with roasted red peppers is delicious, and the toasted homemade sourdough bread... More 

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Visalia, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I have gone to Splash for the better park of 20 years, and the food was garbage. I've grown up in Tulare County, and when it's time for a quicky vacation we drive to Pismo Beach and afterwards we reward our day with Splash Cafe. I would like to think I'm decent at cooking. I've learned a lot of things... More 

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Monterey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I usually have breakfast here. It is a self order, casual place with great food and a tempting bakery. The food is good and you cannot beat the prices.

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Los Osos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Splash Café is one of San Luis Obispo's most popular lunch spots. It's always crowded at lunch time, so plan to arrive early or late. It specializes in seafood, mostly deep-fried or grilled, but has other tasty options as well. Prices are kept low due to a lack of amenities (plastic baskets, plastic utensils and cups, self service), but the... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Half a block from our hotel. Excellent breakfast and pastries to die for. We ordered some to take with us on the train going home to San Diego. Quick service. Several types of top-quality coffee and large selection of teas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As the name may indicated, the fish dishes seem to be the favorites of my family. The other items like chicken tenders, fries, etc. were of the generic variety. My wife and son really thought the fish was good in their fish tacos. My wife regretted not getting the chowder. The place doesn't have a lot of seating room. So... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I stopped in a few times to grab lunch for a bike ride as well as a quick to go dinner. Splash Cafe has various choices on their menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert from hot/cold deli sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, breakfast burritos, seafood, chili, tacos, etc. It took me a minute to scan their vast menu and... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a must stop every trip we make to the coast. The best chowder as well as other satisfying lunch options like Ahi Tacos and great fish and chips. Never disappointed by the food

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Buena Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I walked up to the counter and ordered a quart of chowder with shrimp and crab toppings and a grilled cheese sandwich to go. The chowder was super thick and creamy and rich. It was fun to top it with cold shrimp and crab. The grilled cheese sandwich was cheesy and gooey. Both were really delicious. TIPs: If several of... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Splash Cafe has a great selection of salads and specialty sandwiches as well as individually sized pizzas. I am very fond of their grilled ahi tacos........delicious!!! The bakery case is filled with plenty of house made temptations. When I'm asked to bring dessert, I always stop in and select a variety of individual desserts. :)

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?