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Hoppe's Garden Bistro - CLOSED

78 N Ocean Ave, The Historical Way Station, Cayucos, CA 93430-1604
+1 805-995-1006
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
25 Oct 2014
6 Sep 2014
“Whale watching from our seat in Hoppe's (and not too far from Hearst Castle)”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78 N Ocean Ave, The Historical Way Station, Cayucos, CA 93430-1604
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

This place is pricy, but perfect for a special night out. I had the Chef's sampling menu with the wine pairing, and I loved every bite. My husband ordered the veal chop. He could have just ordered a salad and shared the tasting menu with...More

Thank JaspersLittleHelper
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Great food, Excellent service, beautiful atmosphere. Our reservation was early and we got a table by the front windows looking at the ocean. The wine selection is impressive, and they feature a local winery every week. I ordered the salmon and my partner ordered the...More

1  Thank vickyzzzz
Reviewed 24 April 2012

One of the best entree is the least expensive: smoked chicken with hand-made linguine. Outstanding seasoning/tastes!

1  Thank cleanjack
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Nice ambiance, fair food and VERY pricey! We were on a short vacation from N. California to visit Hearst Castle and this was one of the few restaurants that seemed decent from the outside in the town of Cayucos. We should have been forwarned when...More

2  Thank trawler_12
Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is nothing on the menu here that isn't wonderful.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We have been to Hoppe's twice now for their Gourmet meals with the wine pairings. Our family thought it was very good. The food is good with attractive presentation. The wine is also good. It is nice surroundings without being stuffy. We had good, friendly...More

1  Thank JoAnCaliente
Reviewed 18 February 2012

OMG! Everything we tried was delicious and beautifully presented. Worth every penny!

Thank travel72
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Great food, great variety, amazing wine list. Tried abalone for the first time at a very reasonable price & got a bottle of wine to bring back to the inn.

Thank Anya C
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Hoppe's is the best place ever. Fresh, local ingrediants, wonderful inventive meals. Fresh made bread, homemade sauces, gourmet but not pretentious. When I travel to the coast, I eat at Hoppe's almost exclusively, I enjoy their food that much. Don't forget your after dinner homemade...More

Reviewed 4 February 2012

We were staying in Cambria for the weekend and decided to head down the coast a bit and visit the town of Cayucos. After a day wandering the town and working up an appetite, we found this gem of a restaurant on the central coast...More

1  Thank Traveling_Man_1638
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 N Ocean Ave, The Historical Way Station, Cayucos, CA 93430-1604 (Formerly Hoppe's Garden Bistro & Wine Shop)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-995-1006
  • E-mail
Hoppe’s Garden Bistro has been serving the highest quality Continental cuisine and the finest International and local wines, from our historic location in the heart of Cayucos, for over 13 years. Our team of professional, knowledgeable servers have devoted themselves to pampering our guests and delivering a sophisticated level of attentive service. The kitchen and bakery are abuzz early each morning as our chefs start their daily craft of making virtually everything by hand: breads, pizza dough, ice cream, cakes, pastries, stocks, sauces, pasta, smoked meats, sausages, cured fish – it all begins from scratch with our dedication to fresh flavors and creative seasonal cuisine.By the time Chef Wilhelm Hoppe opened Hoppe’s Garden Bistro in 2000, he was already recognized as one of the Central Coast’s most cutting edge chefs. His years in Morro Bay at Hoppe’s 901 and Windows on the Water won over the palates of many critics and the dining public. Chef Hoppe’s uncompromising use of the finest ingredients, skillful saucing and masterful plating won him respect as someone truly devoted to his passion. Chef Hoppe graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and trained in Switzerland before settling here. His numerous accolades include Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Le Cordon Bleu. Sadly, Chef Hoppe passed away in 2010.Today, Hoppe’s honors the man and his legacy: sourcing fresh, high quality ingredients, creating seasonally inspired flavors, and building long lasting relationships with growers, winemakers and patrons.
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