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Big Sky Cafe

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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
+1 805-545-5401
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Santa Clarita
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I liked the eclectic menu offered here . . . . there's something for everyone! Everybody at our table fully enjoyed their meal selection. The ambience is casual-comfortable and friendly. When we arrived they were transitioning from their breakfast menu to their lunch menu but kept the kitchen available for breakfast until we (finally) ordered as we had inquired if... More 

Thank diditoot
San Mateo
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167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Big Sky Cafe Huge flavors.... The hot apple cider was a perfect drink to start the dinner. The restaurant is spacious. Gives a feeling of openness. Service is fast and friendly. The food - the Traditional New Mexican Pozole (vegetarian option) is full of huge flavors - the marriage of the white maize with tomatoes, veggies, sunflower seeds, cheese and... More 

Thank Fulldistance
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat in the main dining room out of the way. Our grandson was in his stroller next to our table, half the restaurant was empty it was 8 am before the breakfast crowd got there when the rude manager or server made us move waking the baby. I wanted to leave but we stayed and gave them another chance... MISTAKE!... More 

Thank Malcolm R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is schizophrenic, tries to be everything to everyone, no focus. And what comes to the table is vastly unappetizing.

Thank Gwendolyn M
Markdale, Canada
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of sightseeing we were in the mood for a good solid feast. Checked Trip Advisor for a local vegetarian place and the Big Sky seemed the way to go! I had the Morroccan Tangine and my friend had the vegetarian lasagna...all delicious! Healthy size portions and a good atmosphere for all ages.

Thank KateJourney
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black Bean Huevos Rancheros is a favorite breakfast selection at this restaurant, and the flavors blend well together and served with the right amount of heat. They offer a fruit option in lieu of a potato offering, included are homemade sweet cornbread muffins and pumpkin bread. The bloody mary was tasty without the need for Big Spice or Big Vodka,... More 

Thank TNAllison
North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate breakfast here on vacation. Great selection of foods, the ginger coffee cake was excellent. The service was good. Great fresh foods

Thank Jeff V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful meal just before Christmas brightened spirits in a rainstorm. Fresh, flavorful homemade soups, breads, salads, and Mediterranean specialties accompanied by special holiday cider. Charming homey yet artsy atmosphere and extremely gracious service. Really a winner!

Thank Alison B
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee ample but unremarkable. Service friendly. Breakfast dishes were pleasant. Omelette ok. Huevos rancheros were ok. Coffee cake uninteresting.

Thank Henry R
San Luis Obispo, California
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant many times. My favorite dish is the mixed Mediterranean place. The decor is good. The only drawback how loud it gets in there. Hard to hear conversation when it is busy...which is about all the time.

Thank Wanda L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-545-5401

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