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Big Sur Coast Gallery & Cafe

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49901 Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, CA
+1 831-667-2301
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Took a road trip from San Francisco down through Big Sur for the views. We were NOT disappointed! There's several places along the drive to pull over and take photos. It was very relaxing & breathtaking. Would do it regularly if I lived closer!

Thank Janet B
Fremont, California
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5,249 reviews
1,573 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,675 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We went to Big Sur Coast Galley and Cafe. It was a gorgeous beautiful day. There are also some sculptures outside the gallery. They feature works in the gallery from various artists. The view from the Cafe of the Big Sur area is very nice.

Thank mini
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Found this on google maps first and decided to stop here on our way down to LA. Was looking forward to sitting on the upper deck and having lunch while enjoying the views. Unfortunately the cafe is closed, but the gallery is open. We wandered around the gallery admiring the local arts and crafts. Nice place to stop for lunch... More 

Thank Anton C
Liberal, Kansas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

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.

Thank Cindi K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Melanie D
Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank RacerRobb
Toronto, Canada
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1,227 reviews
695 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
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.

Thank wasntme58
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59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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!

Thank jujuscorner
Amherst, NH
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319 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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 

Thank NH_Joe
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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: +1 831-667-2301

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