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Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

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1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best Splash location is on Monterey. While the other locations are owned by the same people, they do not all have the same menu items. Year after year while we stay in SLO for a week in the summer we eat at least three or four times at Splash. My favorite is the shrimp and pesto pizza. My husband... More 

Thank Cacouple2001
Petaluma, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here this morning before getting back on the road. The staff was very efficient & friendly. We ordered coffee, a latte, & pastries. Everything was delicious. Definitely would recommend this quaint local coffee & bakery spot.

Thank Wyndham429
San Luis Obispo, California
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to go to the Splash Cafe fairly often and the food was always good. I would caution those with shrimp--fish allergies though, that they apparently cook chicken and fish in the same oil. My wife (who is allergic to both fish and shrimp) got quite sick immediately after eating a chicken salad at the Splash Cafe

Thank Tommy O
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been Splash fans for a while. They have great clam chowder (hubby's favorite), and very good fish n chips. But for me, nothing tops their crab melt special when it's on the menu. Truly fresh crab, pepper jack cheese, avocado ...Yum!

Thank Sue G
Clovis, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love clam chowder and order it all the time on our travels and this is absolutely the best ever. You can order extra clams and, of course, we do but honestly, it would be great without the extras. Also try their Tues street tacos. In fact, try ALL their tacos. I happen to prefere the Thai tacos. By comparison,... More 

Thank Rita D
Bakersfield, California
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290 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Splash Cafe on several occasions for lunch or dinner. This visit was for breakfast. I ordered the egg sandwich on ciabatta bread and I enjoyed it very much. It came with tomato, onion and a very tasty remoulade. The bread was very fresh, and the coffee and orange juice were just right, as well. Service was... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We were excited when this site opened as have always loved the cafe in Pismo Beach. This one has totally changed the theme of "beachside seafood" to "cozy cafe" where you want to linger awhile and visit over some scrumptious chowder, a sandwich or perhaps one of their wonderful bakery items. Still the same great service. We like to sit... More 

Thank inthewind65
Irvine, California
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had the egg breakfast sandwich. Everything seemed to come from the freezer and heated up, except the bread. It was also kind of pricey for what I got. The hash browns are also called tater tots (fresh from the bag), but you get a lot of them.

Thank Ray H
mesa, az
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Six of us for breakfast. Had to try the much hyped clam chowder and were quite disappointed. It simply was not very good. Other items were passable but orders were mixed up and two were simply forgotten till we asked

Thank harrypotter60
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Great food, coffee and service . You won't be disappointed. Baked goods made on the premises and you can watch.

Thank Jim D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $12
American, Cafe, Soups, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-544-7759
Splash Cafe ~ Artisan Bakery is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2005, we opened this second location in San Luis Obispo and expanded to include an artisan bakery too! The bakery features artisan breads, pastries & desserts baked fresh daily. Each item from the bakery is carefully created and guaranteed to delight your senses.The café has a larger selection of salads and specialty sandwiches as well as signature ‘sun pizzas’! Come and enjoy!

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