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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)
+1 805-544-7759
Today
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Houston, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its an okay place. Cute, comfortable. Not wowed with the food. Servers were friendly. Easy to find. Don't have much more than that to say.

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Thank Jalene P
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Killer clam chowder, calamari and chips, and more. I remember how excited I was when this place opened maybe 10 years ago. The original Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach is an institution, but this satellite location provides the same classic, quality seafood at affordable prices in a larger space and no hour long order line. The included cafe has some... More 

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Thank michael h
Alaska
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good oatmeal, friendly service. But In today's environmentally aware world, it is disappointing to see a restaurant use all disposable dish ware even for seated diners.

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Thank AKCharlotte
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for the best Clam Chowder in the world--come here. Creamy goodness, this stuff is legendary. My wife top's it off with their "seafood topping". Me I just take it straight up. If you are a little more hungry, try a half a sandwich and chowder--their specials are great. Their bakery is wonderful too! Lot's of yummy... More 

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Thank Tim T
Santa Cruz, California
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried zillions of Chowders and this is right up there with the best- thick, lots of clams and seasoned perfectly! Oh and the Carrot Pepper sauce is unique and delish!

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Thank Denise A
San Diego, California
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Given reviews, I hoped for something awesome for my first visit. Had the cheese danish, but it was overcooked. I asked to exchange. They assured me it was baked fresh today. They offered to exchange, but the options weren't appealing on that particular morning. I think they must have had an off day. I'll try again.

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Thank Jackie E
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This chowder is super rich. Don't plan on eating for a long while after you have a bread bowl of chowder. It's a cute, bakery/cafe just off the main downtown street if SLO. You can also take your food to go. Other menu items satisfy the non chowder water as well. Definitely worth the stop.

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Thank mactravel9
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love splash cafe in Pismo and you can get a great salmon taco so I expected the same in SLO. It was ok but not over the top. The SLO location is nice but the food was not as good as the other two locations we have visited.

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Thank Kristen B
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee and pastry shop. Good place to start the day. The help were so friendly and helpful.

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Thank Alan G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Wow! I was looking for a place to have breakfast and just saw it as I was driving by. I ordered the bacon and egg croissant, tater tots and black & white mocha. The food blew me away! I sat outside (on the shady side because it was hot that day) and enjoyed really good food alfresco. I am making... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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: +1 805-544-7759
Description
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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