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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
- Aug 15, 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
Hull
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It had a good menu and the staff were very friendly and it made the meal and nite more enjoyable. Wasn't too busy so wasn't waiting for the food to come

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived at the hotel in San Simeon around 10 p.m. exhausted and hungry after driving all day. Big Sur was right next to the hotel. Even though they were closed, John let us in and fed us.The food was great but what was more impressive was his friendliness. He made us feel welcome and at home. I mean who... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the nearby Motel 6 last week and went here for breakfast July 29th. The Lady seemed to be overwhelmed a bit at first but when she brought us our coffee she said "",be a little patient", but we did not have to for long. She came and took our breakfast order and the male... More

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La Jolla, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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
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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
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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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