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Linnaea's Cafe

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1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3509
1 (805) 541-5888
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and best espresso I have found in SLO, but the baked goods might be improved with some gluten and un-vegan ingredients.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked the food and vibe here. The coffee and tea selections were expansive and delicious. And I loved my breakfast burrito, from the limited but adequate breakfast menu. Recommended.

Thank Cerrj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was the perfect stop for drinks (try the apple cider) and relaxation (sit in the garden in the back and listen to the birds). 😊

Thank Tanzania_10
Pebble Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I needed a quick breakfast and had a delicious breakfast burrito at Linnaea's Cafe. The service was great and the coffee and burrito were delicious.

Thank snsbear
Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Nothing fancy about Linnaea's, and it doesn't try to be anything more than a simple, friendly, cozy spot for good coffee. In that, it succeeds.

Thank jeff573
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

For a small little cafe, they have a decent menu and everything is homemade! Great vegan and gluten free muffins! The oatmeal was tasty as it was seasoned with cinnamon and apples. You just have to get there early!!! Parking is not always easy to find.

Thank Michael A
Los Osos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I love the atmosphere. Linnea Phillips started this cafe in the early 1980s and it's been going strong ever since. It's the local's hangout for great coffee, live music, local art, good food and visiting friends. It's on a small cross street between two busy one way streets and it's a great place to sit at the window bar and... More 

Thank Califia
San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Linnea's Cafe has been there for ages, and it's always been a hip place to get a bite to eat and have some coffee or tea with friends. Linnea's has always attracted the local hip, artsy crowd & it is a place that's always worth spending a little time in.

Thank Tommy O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by how good the waffle was and the coffee was delicious. You can retire back to the beautiful patio complete with pond to truly enjoy your cup of joe in a lush green setting, put your feet up and then exhale your cares away...

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We were walking downtown and asked a local to recommend a good coffee house. She sent us to Linnaea's Cafe. I had an americana and my husband had a regular brew coffee. They were both really, really good!! I also had a raspberry, rhubarb and oat bar. OMG it was so delicious. The vibe is really comfy with tables and... More 

Thank TravelBug5619

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3509
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 1 (805) 541-5888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?