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Sebastian's Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews sandwiches burger fries beef tri tip sandwich fish tacos chilli salad bread wine tasting hearst ranch general store post office tasting room picnic tables order at the counter great lunch spot
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was good food. Almost like fast food.Mostly sitting outside. Wine tasting in the same building. Seals on beach in February. There is a wharf.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank N1885AHkellym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here before a Castle tour, great food, great service, much better than any local alternatives.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank corvette2005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing cafe off Route 1 along the Pacific Coast Highway that serves burgers fresh from the Hearst Ranch. Juicy, succulent and fresh, that’s all burger aficionados can really ask for isn’t?!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JiggeeJon
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We have yet to eat there, although the food looks good. We have had their Chardonnay, which is quite tasty. Love the atmosphere. Cannot wait to return!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gypsyjoneski
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We went on a hike just south of San Simeon. After a solid hour hike, we all were quite hungry. The sandwiches were very delicious. The Reuben being my favorite. The addition of the tasting room was a bonus. We were able to have a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LukeA1269
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Pretty good spot for lunch. Sandwiches are good and burgers also really good. All meals are a la carte and it can be very busy. Staff is great. You can also wine taste Hearst Winery Wines.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Zampardi
Reviewed December 27, 2018

With the sea in front of you and Hearst Castle up the hill at your back, this is a great, historic old stop for tasty fare and wine tasting. The food was really good. We will definitely stop again on our 3rd trip to the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

My wife and I stopped here after taking one of the tours at the Hearst Castle. And we were glad we waited for lunch until we got to Sebastian's Cafe. It is located across the highway from the Castle. You order at the counter. There...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Skip59716
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Any time we go to Hearst beach or hike the San Simeon coast we stop at Sebastian's Cafe for lunch. They make a great tasting hearty meal. Then we sit on the front porch and watch the world go by. It can get crowded but...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We never fail to have lunch here at least once during our visits to San Simeon. It's amazing how fast and fabulous and fresh the food is here. The location is ideal. The atmosphere is low-key but charming. One can do some wine tasting here...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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