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Splash Cafe and Artisan Bakery

1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925
+1 805-544-7759
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (93 reviews)
“curly fries” (14 reviews)
“bread” (48 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Not the place to come to if you want comfortable environs and a conventional sit down meal. Great pastries and beverages on the go. The service varies quite a bit.

Thank RalphVentura
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

The chowder is great, service is not the best. We waited about 3 minutes just for someone to take our order at the counter. We ordered Pinot Noir and were served a white wine. Understandable since everyone working is probably a college student. Fast food...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Had the fish and chips. Fish was tender and moist, not to greasy. Fries were crisp. Crowded, but acceptable.

Thank M K
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This was my 2nd visit here. Both times very crowded and food is fresh and tasty. We ordered sandwiches my daughters was vegetarian. I ordered coffee and pastry. Everything was a delight. We took outdoor seating and weather was perfect. You order at the counter...More

Thank obdocSanJose
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We ordered pizza and were disappointed. Not what you expect. It is made on flatbread and the topping was chopped, with little or no cheese. The clam chowder and pastries were fabulous however and the place serves lots of burgers.

Thank shorty9394
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We ate breakfast here twice on a recent stay in San Luis Obispo. The food is prepared fresh and is delicious. Prices are very reasonable and very friendly staff.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Good coffee, good food, a bakery display that is almost indecent - you won't regret your visit to the Splash.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

This place is smaller and doesn't have quite the same seaside feel as the original version in Pismo Beach, for obvious reasons, but there is one constant at Splash - the clam chowder! It's excellent. I wish I could cite a list of other things...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a quick meal. I ordered the clam chowder soup and it was beyond outstanding. You order at the counter but they deliver the food to your table. May go back tomorrow for another round of fresh bakery bread and their delicious clam...More

Thank Sally E
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Heard Splash had great clam chowder so we went for dinner. We enjoyed sitting outside with the heater on and eating our hot creamy chowder!

Thank Pam G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925 (Formerly Famous Splash Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-544-7759
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Splash Cafe ~ Artisan Bakery is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2005, we opened this second location in San Luis Obispo and expanded to include an artisan bakery too! The bakery features artisan breads, pastries & desserts baked fresh daily. Each item from the bakery is carefully created and guaranteed to delight your senses.The café has a larger selection of salads and specialty sandwiches as well as signature ‘sun pizzas’! Come and enjoy!
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