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“Reasonable prices, good breakfast”
Review of Del Monte Cafe

Del Monte Cafe
Ranked #66 of 304 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Reasonable prices, good breakfast”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

We go to Del Monte Cafe' at least once a month, usually on Sunday, because on Sunday one of their specials is the Vegetarian benedict which is my favorite.

The place itself looks like a little cottage, originally it was a grocery store I believe. Inside it looks like an old, 60s style diner. They also have a patio outside, but we prefer to sit inside, as we find that outside the tables are really too close to each other and it's kind of a pain to get up, move your chair etc...

The waitresses are really nice, service is quick, the menu fairly varied and homestyle. Compared to the other breakfast places in the area, we find that the prices are lower. For example: 2 eggs benedict served at Custom's House in Avila Beach are $ 15.00, at Del Monte either the regular benedicts or the vegetarian benedicts are $ 10.50 (price at May 2012). So, as you can see, it's quite cheaper.

I have also tried the tuna melt and tuna salad sandwich with fries on wheat bread and they were both good too.

They also serve pancakes, french toasts, regular omelettes or scrambles, quiches...

All in all, a reasonably priced place, a favorite amongst the locals (and Cal Poly Students).

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San Luis Obispo, California
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Local cafe”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Good food at reasonable prices. We have gone more often to breakfast which is very good. We did have a nice homecooked dinner at a very reasonable price. Quite small.

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“Over rated”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

I think this place gets good reviews because of the location and its cute. Service is terrible..food average..overpriced for sure.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“I live for this place! It's an old tradition to come here for birthdays, graduations and hang overs.”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

They work very quickly to deliver what I think of as a American cuisine. Family owned and operated, they are some of the nicest people ever. The venue is well preserved as a landmark in San Luis Obispo and it is a great place to run into old friends. If you get a chance to have breakfast try the Bacon, Avocado, Cheese Omelette.

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San Luis Obispo, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Patio + food + SLO = awesome experience”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Great food and service. But what really completes the experience is eating in their patio and enjoying the awesome SLO weather. Easily my favorite cafe in SLO.

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