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Natural Cafe

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698 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3511
+1 805-546-9200
11:00 - 21:00
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh, quick & tasty. They don't skimp on portion sizes either. We stopped in for lunch on a whim as we wandered around the area sightseeing & looking for a healthy lunch spot. I ordered the East Beach Salad which was ample as well as tasty. No old, wilted greens or veggies here! Also tried the pea soup based on... More 

Thank PrincessNthePea
San Luis Obispo, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here once a week for the eggplant sandwich. Wish I could say I had tried something else, but in years, this is it. I cannot NOT order it. It is deliciously prepared on toasted multi-grain bread with sprouts, grilled veggies and accompanied by bean tortilla chips. I have watched others have delicious burritos and salads, and one of... More 

Thank connie c
O.C., Calif.
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Took our CalPoly daughter and Bible study group for lunch, everyone found something yummy (except my carnivore teenage son). Portobello sandwich was great, so was the daily special Thai noodle salad But everyone raved about their smoothies, especially the Michelle My Belle

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

For family members tried out this restaurant on our recent trip to California. We found that it was very easy just to order the food, as you order at the counter. Then the food is brought to your table. Painless! The food was delicious and healthy and well prepared.

Thank Melody L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Entering Natural Cafe you pick up a menu and follow the line to order. Fresh and some organic and some gluten free and lots of variety. Prices are great. Pick your cutlery and choose your seat and moments later you have your order in front of you. I like the pasta of the day. Fills me up with a side... More 

Thank coastal29
San Luis Obispo, California
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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

okay, you have a pile of saturday chores but need something not fast food but quick and tasty. straight up, this tends not to be my first choice pick. i'm a carnivore but not a turkey burger fan. this is purely personal taste though. a friend of mine loves the turkey burger. add in a soy allergy (severe migraines. ouch)... More 

Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Central Coast, CA
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you just want to sit down and have a bite to eat, no frills. You hope for something tasty and healthy (like everyday). You're not looking for junk food, an experience or a journal entry. You get in line, read the menu while waiting, order from a fairly eclectic array of options, pay a small amount of money, put... More 

Thank TreyBien
Bakersfield, California
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in downtown in San Luis Obispo is near the Mission, the History Museum and the SLO Museum of Art. They had a full menu, but the vegan, gluten-free split pea soup hit the spot on the rainy day we visited. The turkey on the turkey sandwich was real turkey, not the processed stuff you get at most sandwich... More 

Thank jandago
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The first thing I noticed was the easy handicap access. Then came the friendly cashier. Server was also nice and what do you know the food was good. Everybody liked their meal and the value was good. The only gripe is related to any downtown San Luis Obispo visit, finding a parking space. Especially a handicap one.

Thank riccoCarmel
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We walked up and down Higuera St. looking for a lunch spot, and came across Natural Café. We had a great lunch, tasty, fresh and filling. The service was great, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Also, stopped by later in the week and had a take- out sandwich which was also very good.

Thank Welshbouy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 698 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-546-9200

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