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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
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Surfers and hippies abound in Big Sur. A quirky town with lots of shops and cool places to eat, drink and gave fun.

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Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We loved Big Sur. The fog rolled in a little bit but didn't spoil our drive at all. Amazing road and views.

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you're taking the pacific coast highway trip, start with breakfast here. Good hearty food with reasonable prices. The staff is wonderfully pleasant and friendly. Start your trip here

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Hull
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Big SUR California Cafe

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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