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Linnaea's Cafe

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1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3509
+1 805-541-5888
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 06:30 - 21:30
Thu - Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 22:00
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San Luis Obispo, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Some staff apathetic - downright rude, coffee is warm [not hot] and dishware is dirty - otherwise enjoy!

Thank b s
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about these issues. I will immediately look into the coffee and cleanliness issue but I was wondering if I could get a bit more information from you concerning your visit. Would you please email me at linnaeascafeslo@gmail.com? Thanks you, Marianne More 

Robinson, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stopped by for a quick breakfast & coffee. We could not even get to the coffee because of the millennials just hanging around. Apparently they do not understand the word pardon me or excuse me. When our breakfast arrived my husband found a long black hair in the middle of his burrito. As soon as I saw this a... More 

Thank susan c
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this review

I am extremely sorry that you found hair in your food and please forgive my delay in responding to you. I'm not sure if I received a notice of the review at the time. I can understand your loss of appetite. If you would send me an email at linnaeascafeslo@gmail.com Id like to reimburse you for your meal if our... More 

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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

It was simply by accident that we got into this cozy coffee shop due to the very cold weather. After getting Mexicano Coffee and Mocha with house blend caramel for my friend, we just sat down inside and listen to the very nice jazz music playing that evening. Everyone who could play jazz are more than welcome. Focusing again on... More 

Thank Brown_Walker
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review Brown. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. - Marianne More 

El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee and vegan cake was awesome!! My husband and I are visiting from El Paso TX and staff was truly amazing by giving us ideas of what places to visit.

Thank Ana J
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this review
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Our pleasure Ana! - Marianne More 

Home Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and best espresso I have found in SLO, but the baked goods might be improved with some gluten and un-vegan ingredients.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Really liked the food and vibe here. The coffee and tea selections were expansive and delicious. And I loved my breakfast burrito, from the limited but adequate breakfast menu. Recommended.

Thank Cerrj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Was the perfect stop for drinks (try the apple cider) and relaxation (sit in the garden in the back and listen to the birds). 😊

Thank Tanzania_10
Pebble Beach, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I needed a quick breakfast and had a delicious breakfast burrito at Linnaea's Cafe. The service was great and the coffee and burrito were delicious.

Thank snsbear
Orange County, California
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Nothing fancy about Linnaea's, and it doesn't try to be anything more than a simple, friendly, cozy spot for good coffee. In that, it succeeds.

Thank jeff573
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

For a small little cafe, they have a decent menu and everything is homemade! Great vegan and gluten free muffins! The oatmeal was tasty as it was seasoned with cinnamon and apples. You just have to get there early!!! Parking is not always easy to find.

Thank Michael A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3509
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-5888
A small local coffee house that serves a light breakfast 7 days a week and lunch M-F. Free wi-fi and live music most weekends. Beautiful garden seating.

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