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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%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (91 reviews)
“clams” (29 reviews)
“curly fries” (12 reviews)
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07:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stayed at a nearby inn and visited every morning for coffee and pastry. Friendly service and relaxing outdoor seating.

Thank wt930
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to eat clam chowder in a bread bowl, find a Splash Cafe nearly. We always go to either location in SLO when we go to the coast, as the one in Pismo is always packed.

Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their Clam Chowder is the best I have ever had. Fried clams are good too. The Chowder is also available frozen as a take home item- it is also faboosh! I go here every time I'm in SLO.

Thank Christina2262
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was told to order a cup of the chowder. So I did and I ordered a cod sandwich. The was some of the best I have ever had. So good and rich that it filled me up all by itself and that really upset...More

Thank Lawrence D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the clam chowder here during our 3 week trip through California, Vancouver and Alaska and this was definitely the best one we have ever had. So creamy and not full of potato like some we have had on our trip. If you are...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local coffee brewed. Delicious breakfast burritos with homemade salsa. Only went for breakfast but would love to go back and try some of their bakery goods as well as their chowder. Cute ambiance and great for take out.

Thank The_Parentals
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fabulous clam chowder and friendly staff. I always bring their frozen clam chowder home after I have a large bowl in house. Highly recommend.

Thank CZI777
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Quaint neighborhood gem with fresh ingredients and baked goods. Clam chowder bowl is awesome. Go for coffee, a full meal or a late night bowl of chowder and you won't be disappointed!

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Came as a family while driving the 101 from LA to San Francisco. Great choice, quaint section of town, only a mile off highway. We had burgers (huge), pizza (decent), shrimp skewer (small but flavorful) and salmon taco's. We all loved the food. The curly...More

Thank BengaliKert
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Apple Farm Inn and this was a close little cafe with a lot to offer! On the outside of SLO but still can be called downtown. Not your typical cafe with people with laptops and overpriced coffee, but a great hangout...More

1  Thank Marty W
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Restaurant Details

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