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1327 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1954
+1 805-773-4360
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank CaseyfromBoston
Dudley Hill, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Palo Alto, California
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Gabriel M
Shell Beach, California
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Kathy S
voxboston
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank voxboston
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank prfecto
Tyler, Texas
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Diane B
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate breakfast here and it did not disappoint. She ordered the Monte Cristo, an item not found on many menus these days. It was truly a work of art. My blueberry pancakes were the best I've ever tasted. The chef is extremely knowledgeable and takes pride in his creations.

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1 Thank JGaryA
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Leaving town and stopped for omelets. Great choice but no toilet paper in toilet. ...combat style! Funky but health department inspection needed.

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Thank Dkreuzer
Monterey, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This unpretentious little cafe is a gem. The egg dishes are unique and portions are large. Huevos terrific and different!! If you go, be early, as they do run out....the only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that we had to settle for our third choice as we arrived at 12:15.... Oh, they have pitchers of mimosas and bloody... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?