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253 Madonna Rd, Madonna Plaza #120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5402
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Mission Viejo, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had coffee and hot tea plus several food items all served quickly and with a smile. I tried the new gluten free breakfast sandwich. It is delicious. Yummy English muffin, cheese,egg and Canadian bacon. Delish. Thank you Starbucks.

Thank Mariann K
Enfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I read on here that there was a drive through and we came over from our hotel. Because it said there was a drive through, I stayed in my Pjs. When we got there I had to go in in full pajamas an got weird looks from other customers. If there is not a drive through it shouldn't say there... More 

Thank defygravity20
Fresno, California
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Starbucks in downtown SLO feels like you are up an alley but it is actually a corridor between shops. All parking is on the street by meters and down the block somewhere. Best for being in the downtown area shopping the nearby stores and not just picking up a coffee. Restaurant is typical Starbucks in cleanliness and friendliness. Service is... More 

Thank EdH61
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Most of the vp people are locals. I saw are regular season and friendly atmosphere , services delivery is quick. Enjoy each visit I make sure I get the Pismo and Higuera shop's to be getting cold brew or iced coffee... Thus..favorite

Thank Mark S
San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I don't usually review chain shops / restaurants, but the service was really NICE! The barista was very kind, I actually felt welcome! The service was fast and my order was perfect.

Thank JenniferHawk
Corona, California
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414 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This is a well "oiled" Starbucks. The team works well together. I think there is a regular crowd that comes here also. I always stop here when in town

Thank Bonnie C
Brea, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We stopped by this Starbucks while staying in the area and enjoyed our favorite coffee beverages which were prepared well and hot. One point of differentiation at different Starbucks locations is how quickly they prepare and serve your order when there is a line of people in the store. This location was slower than average. This is not a problem,... More 

Thank Cecil S
Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We didn't want to wait, and so the line looked daunting to us in this busy mall location. Luckily the staff has efficiency down to a science, and we were able to get in and out quickly. The flavor and freshness of the roasted beans was just what we needed. The quality and cleanliness of the store were surprising.

Thank christina_onthe_road
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Awesome Custumer service I always take my family here Sam is a awesome manager! Drinks are consistent, clean I get what I want!

Thank Maui20132014
Loma Linda, California
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262 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Small amount of seating inside, a bit more outside. Service was fast and friendly, though the cashier did ring up my wife's order wrong. However, she quickly remedied the problem and my wife got a free drink. My white mocha and chocolate chip cookie were both as expected.

Thank Jeremiah G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Madonna Rd, Madonna Plaza #120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo

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