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The Back Bay Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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We are a small, quaint waterfront Cafe in beautiful Baywood Park/Los Osos, CA located in front of the tranquil gardens of the Back Bay Inn. We serve breakfast and lunch and beer and wine in the afternoons. In the summer months, we host free music events called "Beer On the Pier" on Monday nights.
$2 - $13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
American, Cafe, Healthy
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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All reviews frittata breakfast burrito scones oatmeal ham breakfast items bread great coffee healthy food local hangout every morning outdoor seating quiet breakfast views are great covered patio cafe offers breakfast spot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here at least 3 times these last 7 months, and never disappointed. Service animal friendly. The menu is very good and we've never been disappointed!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Gregory R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't blame them for that, since they had tape up around the place because they were renovating! So when we visit them our next trip to Morro Bay/Los Osos, it'll be even better than the reviews that enticed us to visit this last trip....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ChinaLake1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and wonderful location. Love their veggie tacos and also their spinach salad. Can get crowded especially in the summer but worth the wait if necessary.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Candy S
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

This place is crazy. Of course by the bay so beautiful view. They have surprisingly good food and great coffee. Everyone there is very nice and helpful !!!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jlbcable
Reviewed March 23, 2019

Mid morning or afternoon is best. This is a popular place. No reservations you sign in when ALL members of your party are present.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LynnA632
Reviewed February 4, 2019

We stumbled upon this place while staying at Montana de Oro and it was a really nice surprise. Located along the bay water it had a great selection of coffees and breakfast foods to satisfy anyone. The staff are incredibly nice and the laid back...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank corgiMB
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We stayed at the Back Bay Inn and had breakfast daily at the Back Bay Cafe. I think you can tell what the locals think of it because every morning it was packed! The staff knew the locals and the food was produced at a...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Lee G
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Their raw crab was a little overdone but taste. I really enjoyed the waitress she was hot. My waiter was great and the hostess was the moistness.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Scott R
Paul I, PR Associate at The Back Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

I think you reviewed the wrong restaurant, as we do not have crab 🦀 on our menu. Thanks.

Reviewed December 26, 2018

This place is consistent, and consistently mediocre. Its a great location, but needs some more care behind the counter. There is always a significant wait for food, even if you are 2 of about 8 people at the place. The coffee is good and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank N8delaney
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot for breakfast! We live a few miles away across the bay. This restaurant is located right near the water so we kayaked there and used the nice landing area get out of our boats and enjoyed a hearty breakfast. Great...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Sharon V
May 6, 2019|
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Mondays at the pier is almost always going. Check Big Big SLO and their Beer at the Pier For the latest
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