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Del Monte Cafe

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1901 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4435
805-541-1901
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6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid for breakfast.

The breakfast is usually pretty good. The building is definitely old which gives it kind of a neat feel to it. The seating outside can be limited though so if you go on a weekend try to get there before 930. The only other drawback is the food can be a little pricey at times... for what it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Daniel M
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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The breakfast is usually pretty good. The building is definitely old which gives it kind of a neat feel to it. The seating outside can be limited though so if you go on a weekend try to get there before 930. The only other drawback is the food can be a little pricey at times... for what it is anyway.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lack of air conditioning on a staggeringly humid morning- the norm in SLO- was the only detriment to an otherwise delicious meal today. Had a bacon, spinach and cheese omelet and they happily accommodated my low GL DIET by providing blueberries instead is potatoes on the side.

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Hayward, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My review isn't unbiased. I have been eating here for years and do not consider a visit to SLO complete with out a chance to have breakfast at the Del Monte. I have never had a bad meal here. I only wish that they served grits and hash browns. If they did I'd rate them as excellent. However they do... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to the Del Monte Cafe for over twenty years and you can depend on a large and appetizing meal, breakfast, noon or dinner. Our out-of-town guests think they've gone back in time for the honest charm that pervades this restaurant!

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Arroyo Grande, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good service and ample / tasty portions....the pulled pork + cole slaw "special sandwich" I had was not too Hawaiian smoky/salty and not too Mush Mouth sweet/gooier....just Goldilocks good.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Tasty food and great service from any employee who passed by, not just your waitress. This is an American cuisine style restaurant.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This review probably says more about me than about the restaurant. I just love the atmosphere-an authentically old diner serving ordinary breakfasts with an outdoor patio that's been there a long time. Of course the food is just fine-bacon and eggs, omelettes and good coffee all served by friendly staff. Not too fancy. I really like it and so does... More 

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Redding, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had Breakfast at the Del Monte Cafe on the morning of 11/12/14. I ordered the chrizo wrap and was not disappointed. Our server Kim kept our coffee cup full and checked on us often to make sure we had what we needed to have an enjoyable meal. If your in San Luis Obispo this restaurant is near the train station... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A cozy family restaurant in an old style 1930s setting. The wait staff is great, the food is simple comfort food (heaps of it), and the vibe is good and friendly. This is a great place for a breakfast or lunch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good breakfast but dinner? We never received it.. we waited for salad but server too busy giving everyone water

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1901 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4435
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-541-1901

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?