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San Luis Obispo

Ascendo Coffee


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$2 - $15
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Their coffee is good, but what I like best is the quiet and spaciousness of the store. If you want to read, study, work, or meet for business of pleasure, this is a good place to hang out. They take a long time to make...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank KateLovesGreece
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Cool and spacious surroundings. Very good coffee. Delightful people behind the counter. Gluten-free items to snack on. And a ‘no laptop section’ with real human beings who smile and talk.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank John K
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Wonderful coffee and coffee cakes. Also a very honest coffee shop. While visiting this coffee shop I left my wallet in their restroom, not realizing this I drove to Santa Barbara, over 100 miles before discovering I didn’t have it. I wasn’t able to contact...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Teresa B
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

I was greeted promptly, my order was taken and I was able to hang out and relax over a nice chai tea. This is a great place for conversation or to sit for a bit.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RebArne
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The staff is friendly, the artwork and decor are charming, it is spacious and upscale in appearance, and the pastries look phenomenal and homemade and very fresh. What is missing? The espresso drinks were ordinary and the cappuccino, while proper size (6 ounces), didn’t have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

The baristas were very nice and pleasant. I loved the sweets and liked how they served a small biscotti with the coffee. How quaint! This had been the 3rd coffee place we tried while visiting SLO(San Luis Obispo) and were a little disappointed that this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

It's different from Starbucks coffee. Ascendo coffee has more of nut and plum taste. It doesn't have a bold taste n not as aromatic. Mocha is more milky than chocolate. Big, open space to hang out. Nice, friendly and helpful staffs.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Wiwiek J
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere. Great to have a nice local place downtown to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The coffee here is very good and it is nice to spend coffee money somewhere other than Starbucks once in a while. The millennial staff is cheerful and enthusiastic about coffee and tea. There are chess sets one can play with and they have a...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank SanDiegoHistProf
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

This was a great find for someone still learning about SLO. Lesson learned: get off Higuera St. and discover the places on Monterey St. and other side streets. This place is a perfect spot for espresso or coffee any time of the day. The baristas...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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