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Whale Watchers Cafe

Box 1811 HC 67, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
+1 805-927-1590
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good13%
  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible41%
2 Jun 2017
“over priced, over sold”
23 Apr 2017
“Great View, but Average Food”
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
Box 1811 HC 67, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Terrible place. Incredibly overpriced ($4.50 for a draft coke which wasn't even a full cup). The female behind the bar was the rudest person we have met on any trip abroad. How she is still there despite reviews is beyond me. Please don't make the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were so warmly welcomed for dinner at this cafe and the staff attend to us with great care. I had the special which was calamari, abalone-style and completely delicious. My husband had the vegetarian fajitas also delicious and a very generous portion. We sat...More

Thank Cat_and_Rob
Reviewed 2 June 2017

cute little dinner looking place and in a good spot right off HWY 1, but the food taste like something from a hospital cafeteria and it took forever for us to get food.

1  Thank Kyle P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Stopped here during a drive up the PCH, there's not around on that drive and this is an decent place to stop off. You do get a great view with your food. There's nothing special about the food here. I had a sandwich with some...More

Thank Dipesh P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Loved this place. We were driving the San Fran to LA trip when we came across this gem. We sat in the window, had lunch and felt the warmth on our faces from the last of the days sun shining in. Definitely go back when...More

Thank BootsGalore
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were here in January 2016 for breakfast on our way through, nice cafe with beautiful views. Food was a little pricey but yummy.

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 9 January 2017

There aren't many options cruising down the PCH around the Big Sur area. That being said, there are options about 30 minutes North or South of "Gorda Springs" that are more reasonable on pricing. The cafe is situated on a beautiful cove that is well...More

Thank Aaron_Trentacosta
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped on my way up the coast. Paid $4.00 for a cup of undrinkable coffee. And they don't have cream. (No, Nestle edible oil products are not cream) The place is well-outfitted: maybe they spent all their management $$ on fountain plants and patio tiles.

1  Thank Pilgrimsbridge
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This was by far the most expensive breakfast we have ever had and trust me it was nothing special at all, an amazing setting but that's it, make sure you take a picnic and spend your dollars elsewhere 🐳

Thank doll729
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this cafe for lunch during the day trip to Big Sur. Have to say the service was poor - we waited 15 minutes before we were asked to order. The food is only ok and slightly overpriced. Not recommended unless you have...More

1  Thank Wei C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Box 1811 HC 67, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1590
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