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Seaside Cafe & Bakery

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1327 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1954
+1 805-773-4360
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This spot has it going on. Simple: good coffee AND good food. Short menu of seasonal fresh items and good coffee. Prices affordable. Small venue so finding a place to sit during the busy times can be a challenge, I take mine to go.... to Dinosaur Park down the street. You are set to go.

Thank 825michellez
Taunton, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Locals feel to this cafe. Had breakfast here and the host went the extra mile to cook me exactly what I wanted in an all American omelette and it was absolutely wonderful. Would return again just for that. Not a smart place, definitely looks a little disorganised but it's the food that matters and ours (there were six of us)... More 

Thank Simon F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Pancakes are amaaaazing! Very welcoming and Nice! Wish we could have stayed longer to try one of the cakes available!

Thank pom-pot50
Home Usa
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308 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Coffee and food at Seaside are nice, but you just cannot trust the place to be open. Stated hours are 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM seven days a week, but good luck. I was in mid-morning a couple of days ago for an espresso. While waiting, I noticed some tempting breakfast items on the board and, thinking to return with... More 

1 Thank CaseyfromBoston
Dudley Hill, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We stopped in for the bakery but ordered full breakfasts because of the delicious menu choices. This tiny place offered big meals at reasonable prices and the staff was super nice and engaging. The food was really fresh and plentiful, and presented with artistic flair. And breakfast is served all day! There is a cute shady area for outdoor eating... More 

1 Thank sandfam2016
Palo Alto, California
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Driving around Pismo Beach looking for a Sunday bfast/brunch place ran across Seaside. What a find! They make excellent Illy coffee, their blueberry pancakes with vanilla glaze ("genius! They took a doughnut glaze an smothered my pancakes with it!" Exclaimed my son) had a ton of fresh blueberries. The huevos rancheros were really good with a generous portion of beans... More 

Thank Gabriel M
Shell Beach, California
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I tried this when it first opened...a few years ago...they were so disorganized and the wait for food was FOREVER...an hour!! Once received...it was ok... I gave it a 2nd and 3rd chance...a bit more organized, but a long wait once again...can't even say much about the food because I was so put off by the wait...haven't tried a a... More 

Thank Kathy S
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

Multiple visits - very high quality breakfast / brunch choices. Relaxed vibe, but don't worry - they still care about service! Excellent simple dishes and more complex ones, all done with interesting touches. Great coffee. Recommended.

Thank voxboston
San Jose, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

Old West Cinnamon Roll, was inaccessible because of some event that was being held, so decided to try Seaside Cafe Bakery. Just wanted coffee and roll. Pastries we about the same type as you expect at a grocery store. The cinnamon roll dry and frosting nondescript. The coffee is self-service and was lukewarm. Please is small and not crowded at... More 

Thank prfecto
Tyler, Texas
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

We were looking for a good cup of coffee and a pastry. We had read a review about this place so thought we would try it. It was a nice break in our day. It's not on the beach however and it is very very small. Maybe 4 tables inside but more are outside. We selected our pastries which were... More 

Thank Diane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1327 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1954
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Shell Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-4360

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?