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Linnaea's Cafe

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1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3509
+1 805-541-5888
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Linnea's is a comfortable place with great coffee, great food and a wonderful back patio. It is a pleasant way to start the day.

Thank Elise W
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Linnaea's is our go-to place for almond milk lattes and cake following a special event, or just kicking around downtown SLO. The many varieties of cake are dense and delicious, and we now split a sweet and generous slice. Staff are really friendly and it is almost always bustling. It is also, to be fair, greatly impacted on weekends with... More 

Thank Vegani
San Luis Obispo, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Some staff apathetic - downright rude, coffee is warm [not hot] and dishware is dirty - otherwise enjoy!

Thank b s
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about these issues. I will immediately look into the coffee and cleanliness issue but I was wondering if I could get a bit more information from you concerning your visit. Would you please email me at linnaeascafeslo@gmail.com? Thanks you, Marianne More 

Robinson, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We stopped by for a quick breakfast & coffee. We could not even get to the coffee because of the millennials just hanging around. Apparently they do not understand the word pardon me or excuse me. When our breakfast arrived my husband found a long black hair in the middle of his burrito. As soon as I saw this a... More 

Thank susan c
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this review

I am extremely sorry that you found hair in your food and please forgive my delay in responding to you. I'm not sure if I received a notice of the review at the time. I can understand your loss of appetite. If you would send me an email at linnaeascafeslo@gmail.com Id like to reimburse you for your meal if our... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

It was simply by accident that we got into this cozy coffee shop due to the very cold weather. After getting Mexicano Coffee and Mocha with house blend caramel for my friend, we just sat down inside and listen to the very nice jazz music playing that evening. Everyone who could play jazz are more than welcome. Focusing again on... More 

Thank Brown_Walker
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review Brown. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. - Marianne More 

El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee and vegan cake was awesome!! My husband and I are visiting from El Paso TX and staff was truly amazing by giving us ideas of what places to visit.

Thank Ana J
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this review
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Our pleasure Ana! - Marianne More 

Home Usa
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409 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 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
A small local coffee house that serves a light breakfast 7 days a week and lunch M-F. Free wi-fi and live music most weekends. Beautiful garden seating.

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