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Big Sky Cafe

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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
+1 805-545-5401
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat in the main dining room out of the way. Our grandson was in his stroller next to our table, half the restaurant was empty it was 8 am before the breakfast crowd got there when the rude manager or server made us move waking the baby. I wanted to leave but we stayed and gave them another chance... MISTAKE!... More 

Thank Malcolm R
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is schizophrenic, tries to be everything to everyone, no focus. And what comes to the table is vastly unappetizing.

Thank Gwendolyn M
Markdale, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of sightseeing we were in the mood for a good solid feast. Checked Trip Advisor for a local vegetarian place and the Big Sky seemed the way to go! I had the Morroccan Tangine and my friend had the vegetarian lasagna...all delicious! Healthy size portions and a good atmosphere for all ages.

Thank KateJourney
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black Bean Huevos Rancheros is a favorite breakfast selection at this restaurant, and the flavors blend well together and served with the right amount of heat. They offer a fruit option in lieu of a potato offering, included are homemade sweet cornbread muffins and pumpkin bread. The bloody mary was tasty without the need for Big Spice or Big Vodka,... More 

Thank TNAllison
North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate breakfast here on vacation. Great selection of foods, the ginger coffee cake was excellent. The service was good. Great fresh foods

Thank Jeff V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful meal just before Christmas brightened spirits in a rainstorm. Fresh, flavorful homemade soups, breads, salads, and Mediterranean specialties accompanied by special holiday cider. Charming homey yet artsy atmosphere and extremely gracious service. Really a winner!

Thank Alison B
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee ample but unremarkable. Service friendly. Breakfast dishes were pleasant. Omelette ok. Huevos rancheros were ok. Coffee cake uninteresting.

Thank Henry R
San Luis Obispo, California
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant many times. My favorite dish is the mixed Mediterranean place. The decor is good. The only drawback how loud it gets in there. Hard to hear conversation when it is busy...which is about all the time.

Thank Wanda L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was quick and the food was delicious. Had the Spanish omelet with a mimosa. Was a nice place to start the day

Thank Carlos N
Monterey, California
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196 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to try a different wine, always creative list, food consistently unique, good portions, great service

Thank DaCoach61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-545-5401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?