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Big Sur Coast Gallery & Cafe

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49901 Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, CA
(831) 667 2301
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Liberal, Kansas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delightful and lovely spot along the coast to take in the beauty of the area. Each time we have eaten here we have been very satisfied. Great selections and great atmosphere. One of our favorites.

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Thank Cindi K
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My tiramisu was frozen so they gave me a free alternative dessert. The view upstairs was to die for. We sat on the balcony overlooking the sea. The walls were clear glass so we could see for miles. My companion throuroughly enjoyed her espresso. The staff was extremely polite and accommodating. The environment makes the whole visit worth it. Dining... More 

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Thank Melanie D
Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We have stopped here a couple of times over the years. Fine food - the wraps are great and can be easily be shared between 2. Combined with salad and a glass of cold, crisp white wine is heaven. This is before the view is added in. Outstanding way side on one of the best drives (PCH) in the world.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1,173 reviews
652 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stopped here to avoid some of the fog. Quite the surprise in the middle of basically nowhere they really have great pieces. I'm glad we stopped and you should check it out. Couldn't carry anything because we flew out to California and we were driving the coast but I think they ship.

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Thank wasntme58
Texas
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49 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Stumbled upon this awesomeness as we took an impromptu drive with the family post-Christmas. It was for sale when we stopped, but I believe it is still open, or cafe opening soon. Cafe was incredible when we were there, as were the views, the gallery, and the service! Would love to come back!

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Thank jujuscorner
Amherst, NH
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303 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Stopped for lunch, as most do, while traveling PCH 1. Not many choices that aren't crowded in Big Sur area, and this place had parking, so we gave it a try. As others have noted, service is slow (they have a small staff and a small kitchen), but food tasty, if overpriced (again, not many choices around here and they... More 

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Thank NH_Joe
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

love this place with great coast view. You paid first and they will bring your food to you. I love my veggie burrito! Take a walk at the gallery everything is fantastic! Dog and kids friendly.

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Thank Venusblue64
Scotts Valley, California
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Kind of expensive, but they have some unique stuff. We have a beautiful but costly vase on our table and a dichroic glass cube refracting light that comes in the family room window. Fun to poke around even if you don't buy, and an interesting little garden as well.

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Thank Richardhencke
Iowa City, Iowa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here to grab lunch on our Pacific Coast Highway drive towards Monterey. The views were beautiful. The food was good, but pricey. I had the Big Sur sandwich with turkey and avocado on ciabatta bread for 15.00. My bf had the meatball sandwich for 18.00 and the chips were extra. My vanilla latte was delicious... More 

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Thank Jaime B
Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stopped off at this Cafe today for coffee, hot chocolate and cake after it was recommended by the lady at the Visitor's Centre in Cambria. The service was VERY slow, the prices extortionate, and the quality of the cakes, and even the coffee, was poor. The hot chocolate was easily the worst we have ever tasted. Don't waste your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49901 Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: (831) 667 2301

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?