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Sebastian's Gift Shop & Coffee Bar

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442 Slo San Simeon Rd, San Simeon, CA
805-927-3307
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 119
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  • 21
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  • 12
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The food is great!

We stopped for lunch on our way to Hearst Castle and the food is delucious. Great grilled salmon sandwich, turkey with cranberry relish and burgers...umm juicy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Norma J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped for lunch on our way to Hearst Castle and the food is delucious. Great grilled salmon sandwich, turkey with cranberry relish and burgers...umm juicy!

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Loved the hamburgers and staff was super friendly. A little crowded, but didn't seem to stop the flow of food or service!

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San Luis Obispo
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have been visiting this wonderful place for over 30 years. It was recently purchased by a local celebrity chief who radically changed the decor, and worse, the menu. Before, a large number of large and very tasty sandwiches and salads were available, including grass fed beef hamburgers from the adjacent Hearst Ranch. That option is no longer available. The... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food. Wonderful sandwiches, but they could be easily shared as they are enormous as well as tasty.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We at the Greek salad which was delicious. Lots of Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes and red peppers. The salad dressing was perfect--not too oily with a lemony taste. We also had the black bean burger. Wow, the spices in the burger were so tasty--very strong, but perfect balance of chili taste. Our friend had the tri tip salad... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Staying in San Simeon we were looking for a coffee shop and were disappointed to find this sandwich shop with an attached wine tasting bar but only filtered coffee. So we drove a little south to Cambria and found Cambria Coffee Roasting, an excellent place to hang out.

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The location, the food, the view, what more could you ask for. The bean burger was one of the best, and a historic site. The castle is just across the street.

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Cambria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We are locals who have now given the new ownership 3 tries and we are so disappointed each and every time that we will not be visiting again. This last time we tried the burgers to find that the meat was the texture of a preformed patty (slightly tough) and had absolutely no seasoning on the meat....VERY BLAND and also... More 

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have been traveling up and down Hwy 1 for years and have visited the village of San Simeon but have never stopped at Sebastians. This time we stopped and ate at the cafe. WOW, they make the BEST sandwiches I have ever eaten. The whole staff at the cafe were very friendly and courteous. Makes me sorry I haven't... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Sebastian's is a little building near the entrance to Hearst Castle (across Hwy 1), where you can eat locally prepared Hearst beef (BBQ style), as well as taste wine from the Hearst Winery tasting bar. It's also right next door to the San Simeon pier that was used to offload ships with materials to build Hearst Castle. Lots of history... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 442 Slo San Simeon Rd, San Simeon, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: 805-927-3307

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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