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Big SUR California Cafe

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9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
805-927-5258
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, service & price

Breakfast was wonderful. Menus options were good. The service was pleasant & speedy. Plus we were given a 12% discount from the hotel nearby. We would definitely go back! The Cajun omelette was terrific!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
JodieLiddy
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Breakfast was wonderful. Menus options were good. The service was pleasant & speedy. Plus we were given a 12% discount from the hotel nearby. We would definitely go back! The Cajun omelette was terrific!

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Phelan, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The cafe opened under new ownership two weeks ago. We stopped for breakfast this morning - great omelets, great service, friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This cafe is under new management, located right next door to the hotel. Had lunch there and was impressed by the friendly staff and quality of the meal so returned for dinner. Meals were exceptional and great value. If you are visiting the Hearst castle I recommend this as your dining destination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had the Chicken Cesar Salad, best salad I have had in town.. I would seriously go back and eat their again.

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Milton, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This cute little place had better than okay food---fish and chips were good. Breakfast the next day was average, but slow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food was good and the service was great but we were the only ones there right after they opened for dinner. The prices were a little high but it is a tourist town and everything is high. We would go back again.

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Food was OK a little too much fat for my taste. Service was really good! They kept open although we arrived shortly before they closed and fed us ;-)

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food wasn't bad. It was simply average. Not bad, but not good enough for us to go back and eat there again. If we found ourselves in the area again, we would drive four more miles and eat in Cambria.

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Good for Coffee and a cake but not really for lunch, although light fayre is available. Great views and reasonable service. It can be expensive though as it is a long way from anywhere. God for a break.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I don't know how you can mess up breakfast but this place did. The hash browns were cold. The ham was a thin slice. My eggs were over cooked. We're heading back inland. We feel like we're getting ripped off at the coast.

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Address: 9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
Phone Number: 805-927-5258
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon

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  • Address: 9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: 805-927-5258

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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