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One of the few restaurants in San Luis Obispo with a true artisan bakery - Splash Cafe San Luis Obispo. At this location, we offer artisan breads, pastries, desserts, and custom cakes baked fresh daily as well as all of Splash's signature menu items. We are the only restaurant in San Luis Obispo to offer custom cake delivery service.
$6 - $12
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews are true. This is a great place for the best chowder I have ever tasted. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed July 1, 2020 via mobile

We stopped by on our 8 day motorcycle trip through Central Cali. We had delicious breakfast of omelette and scrambled eggs. Then we topped it off with a chocolate croissant. The place was very clean and the staff was friendly.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 7, 2020

The thick, rich, and creamy clam chowder is full of clams, tender potatoes and has a rich, buttery smooth taste that is fabulous! I got the half blast sandwich on grilled sourdough bread and a cup of clam chowder- perfect in every way. The lemon...bar is good - recommend eating cold. It has a tangy lemon flavor and good crust. Recommend. The price of $2.50 for a large square was a little pricey.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

This location is small and hard to get seating, but the clam chowder sour dough bowl is yummy! Pricing is reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Girls working were extremely rude. They closed before posted hrs. Turned away probably 10 customers at 8:45. Along with telling people that called for togos they were closed. When we got are food it was cold and pretty much not edible. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

Splash Cafe...has two locations, one in Pismo Beach and this location on Monterey St. in SLO. This is the first time I’ve patronized this location. I was really impressed with not only the general ambiance, but the cleanliness and the seemingly expanded menu offerings (no...expression bar or pastry case in Pismo location). Annie took the order and when we wanted the seafood cooked just a bit more...she was quick to make that happen as well, all with a genuine smile on her face. FABULOUS CUSTOMER SERVICE Annie...THANK-YOU! The order was generous (2 Seafood Combo-Sea Scallops and Calamari, 5/5, see pic), enough for two to share. On this occasion (Spouse’s Birthday) the “value” was FABULOUS since, as probably my fellow local Yelper’s know, on your B-Day...the meal is FREE if you are signed up as a email member! That’s RIGHT Sports Fans, you read that right...FREE! Today, in this Reviewer’s opinion the Splash Cafe in SLO...truly earned this 5 Point“highly recommend” review.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

We were not looking for overly sweet breakfast rolls although they all looked delicious (maybe next time). Breakfast fare was okay and service was fast and friendly. Convenient location.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 26, 2019

Typical low buck college town chow for students on a budget. Had the basic Fish and chips and a bowl of chowder. Good sizes portions and low prices but definitely not high quality. Fish was rubbery, threw 1/2 fries away (what is the deal of...curling them?) and the chowder was like a paste. Bought a cookie for later and that had a stale consistency. Order and pay at the counter and they bring it out to you.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

We had been travelling all day and needed food this place is great, the chill and toast is yum. The menu is big and all the food we ordered was really good, we would recommend this place. It’s a simple place with simple delicious food.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Gotta always stop in for fish and chips! They also have the best clam chowder, especially with the seafood topping

Date of visit: September 2019
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