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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (86 reviews)
“clams” (29 reviews)
“curly fries” (11 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 3 weeks ago

We are vacationing in San Luis Obispo and decided to check out restaurants close to our hotel to go to dinner. Some of them seemed sort of pricey for being fare that we routinely get back home. We saw ads for the Splash Cafe so...More

Thank cindil0uredhat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to go to the original Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach, but the line was crazy long. I needed this famous chowder so we headed to SLO. This location has a totally different vibe, but the chowder is so yummy. Make sure to...More

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been out all day and wanted something light so decided to try Splash. The place was packed, mostly families so we ended up outside. I didn't realize it was counter service but it wasn't a big deal. The clam chowder, it was really...More

Thank MrsCritter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was relaxing time to enjoy the meal and beer in a friendly and peaceful environment. Fast service.

Thank Pham G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice little café with nice menu of fried seafood and some healthy choices. I had the combo of fish and shrimp plate and was happy with it. I didn't have room to eat something from the bakery section but everything looked delicious.

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent a weekend in San Luis Obispo celebrating our son's graduation. The great thing about Splash Cafe was that they offered so many delicious choices. Some of us wanted a hot breakfast (French Toast) and others wanted pastries and coffee. Everyone was pleased...More

Thank 530annetted
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Better than the Slash Cafe in Pismo. Don't have to wait in line to get in and the food is delicious. Great bakery too.

Thank Jessie D
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We have been coming to Splash, since it opened in San Luis Obispo, Ca. The chowder bowl is delicious! The pastries are incredible, too. You get a wonderful sourdough bowl, filled to the brim with hot chowder, bring your appetite!

Thank judith h
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The food was amazing (I had one of the egg sandwiches and my partner had a breakfast burrito)! Whatever that sauce is on the egg sandwich, it's UNREAL. I highly suggest it. Located right in the middle of SLO it made for a great place...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

There is always a long line around Spash for a good reason. The food is really good and reasonable priced. People I go with are there for the clam chowder bowl but I don't eat fish so I the Chilibean bowl or a burger. I...More

Thank Jeffrey G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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