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“Disappointing Chicken Fried steak” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Celia's Garden Cafe

Celia's Garden Cafe
1188 Los Osos Valley Rd, Ste C, Los Osos, CA 93402-3252
805-528-5711
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Ranked #9 of 34 Restaurants in Los Osos
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
California Central Coast
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing Chicken Fried steak”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

My girlfriend and I went to Celia's recently and we both ordered the chicken fried steak. The server brought us each a very thin,small overdone "steak" which was covered in a light-colored gravy with small bits of ham in it.The meat had unusual spices in it, which we didn't care for. The meal was $over $12.00 each, so it certainly was not a bargain.This was on the breakfast menu, so we had eggs and potatoes with it, which were ordinary. We were very disappointed, and would have complained if we were able to get anyone's attention. They were VERY BUSY and had only two servers for over fifty customers.We will not be returning

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Los Osos, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Celia's in Los Osos is a perfect breakfast spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Right next door to a beautiful nursery that is especially fun to wander in, Celia's offers a beautiful outdoor seating area as well as a lovely indoor area. Great food especially for breakfast. They are open for dinner two nights a week, call for times and days. We recommend it!

Visited February 2012
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Morro Bay, California
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Pleasant adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We have eaten breakfast here several times with wonderful results and this was our first time having dinner since that is a recently new expansion of their hours. Unfortunately their dinner menu doesn't offer much for vegetarians. Members of our party of four did get by with the small selection. I had their turkey dinner special and enjoyed it very much. My partner had a bowl of mushroom soup that was very good. The other two both had a soup and half sandwich with a glass of wine. Everyone enjoyed the food.
Celia's is a small family run business in a casual community. It was not very busy on this Saturday night so we didn't have any seating or serving delays.
Will continue taking visitors there for breakfast but will hold off until the menu expands with some more vegetarian options.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Olanta, South Carolina
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, good atmosphere, great breakfast choices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

I was invited to breakfast here, since I'm new to this area. Celia's has a broad selection of omelettes, and they do a lovely job of preparation. My veggie omelette was superb! There are other choices that sounded equally wonderful, so if ya can't find something ya like ya ain't hungry. YUM-O

Open 7 days a week
Ph (805) 528-5711

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northridge, CA
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Food was good-service was spotty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

We went here after reading a review in a local newspaper. The setting for this restaurant is quite unusal- it's in the front corner of a retail landscape and garden center! After walking in, we were seated quite promptly in small room in the back that faces the garden center. View was kind of neat. We ordered our food and noticed that they were short staffed because it seemed that only 2 servers were taking care of the entire place! When the food came out they messed up a bit on our order (we wanted dry toast) and it took a while to get that. Two other tables had been seated by us and it took them almost 20 minutes for the servers to get to them just for their orders! Food was quite good-get the veggie omelet but be prepared to wait!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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