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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” (89 reviews)
“curly fries” (12 reviews)
“bread” (44 reviews)
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1491 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2925
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always make this a stop when in Pismo. Line was HUGE! Out the door and down the street. $18 for a bread bowl with clamps chowder and an order of fish and chips. Ouch! Girl running the register couldn't make change either.

Thank Jeremystrip
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 September 2017 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 27 August 2017 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 24 August 2017 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 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 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 15 August 2017

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 10 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 3 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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