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“Disappointment” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery
1491 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
805-544-7759
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Ranked #1 of 11 Bakeries in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bakeries
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Splash Cafe ~ Artisan Bakery is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2005, we opened this second location in San Luis Obispo and expanded to include an artisan bakery too! The bakery features artisan breads, pastries & desserts baked fresh daily. Each item from the bakery is carefully created and guaranteed to delight your senses.The café has a larger selection of salads and specialty sandwiches as well as signature ‘sun pizzas’! Come and enjoy!
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I have heard about this place therefore I was excited to try it...The food was terrible and it tasted as if the food was sitting there for a while...The restaurant was dirty and the staff was goofying and standing around...I was not impress and I will not be back again...A remodeled is well needed.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food at great prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Splash Cafe is an easy-order CHALKBOARD MENU place to eat with tall tables inside and out that is frequented by Cal Poly students and parents plus locals like me. Their service is fast and friendly; orders can be eaten in or taken out.
If you haven't tried fish tacos, this is the place! I like that you can order a single taco for less than $5 and it is a generous double-tortilla, huge hunk of fish, lovely drizzle of their special taco sauce.
Most places around here charge double and give you twice as much food ~ this is perfect for someone who doesn't want a too-big serving! If you are on a diet, it works great as a lean and green portion. Most of my friends add the delicious clam chowder in a bread bowl and/or one of the beautiful pastries out of the cabinet on the end.
This is in a central SLO location, easy to find off of 101 freeway, also!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penticton, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Go for the Clam Chowder”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We have had the clam chowder at both this location and the older Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach and both are wonderful. We decided to try something different in San Luis Obispo and ordered the scallops and chips which were mediocre and a tuna grilled sandwich which was all bun and a little piece of dry tuna. Not at all what we expected. Will return but will only have the chowder.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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North Hills
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351 reviews 351 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
“A Unique Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Together with a couple of colleagues of mine, we stopped at the Splash Cafe for a quick bite of lunch. I've been to this place and it always amazes me how popular it is with the Cal Poly crowd. Try their Clam Chowder Sourdough Bowl. I've had it several times. It's filling and delicious. They have a extremely varied menu and it's all good. I had the plain old Fish and Chips this time and I enjoyed it very much. There are two locations, one on Monterey St. in SLO and one on Pomeroy St. in Pismo Beach. Both are very good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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plymouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Defo stop here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The best thing to try is the pain au chocolate... You can't beat it!! ( and I have tried a lot) and if you can't eat chocolate the croissant is a perfect substitution.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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