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“Not bad” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Natural Cafe

Natural Cafe
Ranked #34 of 286 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
california
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191 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Natural Cafe has great smoothies...and the food is very good. Not unique or special, but if your hungry and want something healthy to eat this is the place. As been noted by other reviewers, the staff and the actual restaurant are very low-keyed. Actually kind of bland, no atmosphere of any sort. BUT they serve good food and I guess in the end that's all that counts.

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English first
Central Coast, CA
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food, small bill.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Sometimes it seems crazy that it costs $50, $100 or more just to go out and enjoy a good meal. While the Natural Cafe may not have the romantic ambience desired for a special event, it's hard to beat the simple, tasty and affordable menu. We ( lil woman and I) typically get out for around $20, including a couple bucks for a jar tip. (we're water drinkers, if you're buying alcohol you'll need to have another bill available). I like the chicken and fish entrees, or a salad or sandwich if not too hungry. Form what they say, and as far as I can tell, the food is quite healthy. Can't go wrong , really.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TreyBien
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California Central Coast
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“You Can Never Go Wrong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The Natural Cafe is my favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo. It's a little different, so let me explain. You order at the back from an interesting choice plus the daily specials, are then given a number, and sometimes, and your food is delivered in a jiffy. The staff is friendly and helpful. They are happy to make substitutions and satisfy each customer. Their specials are wonderful. My favorite dish is the Old Town Salad, a perfect combination of ingredients. It's a great light meal in itself. This is the place to eat if you or your guest are vegetarian. There are plenty of meatless choices among the healthy menu items. I have never been disappointed with a meal from Natural Cafe. Great view for people watching on busy Higuera Street.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Yosemite National Park, California
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Varied menu; good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is wonderful to find a restaurant with delicious, healthy fare for both carnivores/omnivores and vegi types. Delicious sandwiches and soup! Casual atmosphere and friendly service. We will return!

Visited October 2012
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Calm Relaxing Casual Dinner Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stopped in San Luis Obispo to get out and stretch our legs on our drive from LA to Cambria. We thought the town was super cute and had a great relaxed feel to it. So much so that we decided to have dinner early while in town.

We walked past this place and checked out the menu outside before coming in.
A great decision! All in our group (husband, mother in law and myself) were pleasantly satisfied with our choice for dinner.

The food was great - yummy and flavorsome, there was a great selection to cater for most people. Good affordable prices, and we thought the staff (all students?) working the night we visited were all friendly and attentive but not obtrusive at all.

All in all, we walked away feeling very content and full! - the meals were big compared to what we usually eat at home!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Kelly D
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