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Bon Temps Creole Cafe

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1000 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-2362
+1 805-544-2100
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Morro Bay, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We waited for months for Bon Temps to re-open in their new location on Osos St. across from the train station. It is my favorite breakfast place in town. I'm a vegetarian so I can't ell you much about the menu except for my favorite dish, Fried green tomato benedict. Benedict is hard to serve in most restaurants and get... More 

Thank PeterR23
Northern California
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335 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Bon Temps has moved to Osos St. in the Historic Railroad District where they have both indoor and patio seating. It was my first visit, although my husband had been there before and raved about it. The place is nicely decorated and even had appropriate Cajun music playing. The service was prompt and friendly. What I want to rave about... More 

Thank Chelsea42
San Luis Obispo, California
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Was disappointed last time I was there, and probably won't go there again. The food, which used to be excellent, arrived luke warm, the prices were much higher, and overall, you can do better in SLO Town.

Thank Tommy O
Santa Rosa, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This was our first time having Creole cuisine and we were not disappointed. The staff was great and the food terrific!

Thank John E
Santa Barbara, CA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Went to the new Bon Temps location on Osos Street to try out their muffaletta. Worst thing I have ever tasted! Has anyone there ever had a real muffaletta from New Orleans? After tasting this one, I don't think so! Olive salad was pathetic. Bacon, lettuce and tomato -- doesn't belong on a muffaletta. The meat was all wrong. What... More 

Thank Suecitysal
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

New location: really good food but the service needs some work. The menu is the same and you will recognize some of the decoration. The food was tasty. We had to ask several times for water. The waitress never came back after the food was delivered.... Not even to bring the bill. We had to ask for it. Then they... More 

Thank Notfluffy
San Luis Obispo, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I can't stress enough how much I enjoy this place. Pro tip, try the Eggs Sardou. Delicious poached eggs served on top of an artichoke heart? YES PLEASE! Oh! Second Pro tip, try the Cajun Pan Perdu! Cajun French Toast, a delicious honey rum sauce as the syrup, crushed pecans and whip cream..... ohhh the memories....

Thank Travis V
Fresno, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I was in town for the slo beer fest and was staying in the Ramada inn next door, I was happy to have a restaurant close by with great reviews. . I ordered the Cajon breakfast and it was cold and the beans were hard and under cooked everything seemed like it had been sitting for a while, on the... More 

Thank jjsaldanas
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I had the eggs sardou and hubby had eggs Benedict. I won but both were excellent. Make sure you arrive very hungry and you will leave very happy! Day before we had the muffolotta...not as fabulous....they griddle fry the meats and add way too much garlic butter and mayonnaise so it was drippy and the olive mix was very scanty.....so... More 

Thank wwmb
Modesto, California, Usa
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I really like this restaurant - but then again, I love New Orleans style food. I had a spicy seafood gumbo the first night I stayed, and it had a generous amount of fish, including crab, oyster, scallop and white fish. The spices were perfect for me - great flavor and a nice bite. It came with cornbread in a... More 

Thank Timothy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-2362
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-544-2100

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