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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 - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Arroyo Grande, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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
Irvine, CA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dessert at about 8:30 pm. Wanted a coffee and a sweet, but the selection was very poor. So we left without really trying anything. Not what we expected based another reviews. May try again if back in SLO.

Broomfield, Colorado
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother, sister and I were on a recent road trip to San Luis Obispo and the nearish beach towns. On our first night, we looked to Tripadvisor for restaurant recommendations, and came up with Splash. I'm glad we went there. They have a small off-street parking lot, so parking wasn't an issue. The place itself is very informal -... More 

Thank Yobabs
Santa Clarita, California
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Splash several times on a recent trip to SLO, as their clam chowder is exceptional. We can't live on a steady diet of clam chowder (or can we???), so we decided to try other items. First, we tried the daily special.. the Aloha burger. It was tasty. Hubby ordered the 1/2 turkey club, which wasn't very good, with... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the usual wait for sandwiches and soups. Their bakery products are also delectable. This was my go to lunch spot when I went to school nearby. I loved the clam chowder on a cool day! It is hard to park, so be prepared, and there is almost always a line at noon! Take out is a great option... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a toasted cheese sandwich here. It was absolutely drenched in butter which is not to my taste but I understand this might be something Americans like. The cakes and pastries looked nice but I didn't get a chance to go back and try them.

Thank Helen T
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can spend $30+ for breakfast at Apple Farm, or under $13 here at Splash Cafe. Nothing fancy, and breakfast items end at like 10 am, but I love the atmosphere at this place. Looks like it's owned by some old hippies and the employees are all young students, but all very pleasant and friendly. Pretty amazing variety in the... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?