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Big SUR California Cafe

9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
805-927-5258
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Ranked #5 of 12 restaurants in San Simeon
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
La Jolla, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Made to order breakfast by a cook that knows how. Fluffy everything made with eggs and flour, savory sausage, friendly server. Good portions and a fun and funky fisherman ambience. Worth a stop.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had breakfast hear before heading up to Hearst Castle. The cafe had a very dirty feel to it, the silverware wasn't very clean and the cups were spotty. The food quality was average, you could easily have your children cook you a meal just as good. The price for the food was way above what you can expect for... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast. The place had only one other table. We ordered and then waited. And waited. And waited. Apparently a tour bus of 40 was coming in and they were focused on the large group. When they immediately started serving the large group, we inquired about our breakfast. We were told "sorry, but you'll have to wait until... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were cruising the coast to celebrate. After searching every for a room in this beautiful area. We found the Big Sur. He let us as they were closing. Personally made our food. Along with some ligh humor made us very comfortable. Also the Food was fabulous!!! Were going back this morning for Breakfast

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Diamondhead, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our first time in San Simeon and we didn't know where to eat. Due to the prices of the other places, we ate here. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The food was food and nice size portions. They went above and beyond our expectations, even gave our nine-year old free ice cream. We will be... More

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Taft, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I eat here every year on our anniversary trips to San Simeon. The food is great and the staff is very friendly. This is the one place we make a point to go eat at no matter what hotel we are staying at (not that San Simeon is a huge place). Keep up the good work and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Though the breakfast cook wasn't there, they still made due with the dinner cook filling in. The best part of this meal was really the proprietor. He filled us in on the local happenings, and was just nice to be able to talk with.

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Simi Valley
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went there for breakfast as this cafe was right next to where we were staying. The food was okay, your basic menu of breakfast e.g. french toast, omelet, etc. It was a little pricey, perhaps it has to do with the location, not too much traffic I suppose. The service was good, attentive, seems like it might be the... More

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Los Angeles, California, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I really enjoyed my breakfast there. Easy parking too! Not many places offer a vegetarian benedict -- delicious! Continuous refills of coffee and water.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I loved their Calm Chowder and went back more then once for it. In fact we ate here 3 times while in San Simeon. Very good and very nice owner.

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