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Budget Cafe

3121 S Higuera St Ste J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-6900
+1 805-543-5024
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good22%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
24 Feb 2017
“Love thier ”
16 Jan 2017
“Wonderful breakfast!”
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6:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Diner
3121 S Higuera St Ste J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-6900
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I come to the Budget Cafe 2-3 times a month because I love thier buttermilk pancakes (they are as big as your plate) I usually get the Mini Ranch Breakfast it comes with 2 pieces of bacon (which I order medium because they serve it...More

Thank bodyman42
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick breakfast and that's what we got! We were greeted with a cheery " Good morning " by both of the servers. Our food came quickly and was hot and delicious! I had a blueberry waffle and I ate the...More

Thank Pam J
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I visit this restaurant at least once a week and their breakfast is incredible! I have really enjoyed the hashbrowns at Budget cafe! I would recommend all their breakfast plates and the pancakes are awesome! They have friendly staff, quick service and at the end...More

Thank Salvador H
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Despite its name, the Budget Cafe isn't cheap in the least...a bit pricey. That said, the food is always good there and it is a quite decent place to go, especially for breakfast or brunch.

Thank Tommy O
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Ice tea was about as much as the breakfast. Service was slow. Nothing to write home about. They are open early... The table was sticky as well. I hate that!!

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We've lived in SLO for 20+ years, and have tried just about every place for breakfast in the county, as it's my husband's favorite meal of the day. The Budget Cafe is our favorite, and a favorite of many locals. The food is absolutely freshly...More

Thank CalifJanet
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Occasionally, I meet some friends here for breakfast. It is a central place to travel to for our group. What we find, is more groups of friends here doing the same thing. The food is excellent. The staff is super. Going to a place where...More

Thank olblu92
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, quick service with a smile. The waitresses really hussel and keep busy which is refreshing. Their salads are wonderful. Breakfast is fantastic.

Thank Gumby5757
Reviewed 16 November 2014

This Ma-And-Pa puts out very large breakfasts at reasonable prices. Daily specials are often excellent. Tight parking. Interesting art (for sale) on the walls. Could use a remodel.

Thank harold b
Reviewed 10 June 2014

At end of small strip mall. Open from 6am-2pm. Booths along the side; tables in the middle. Greated by a waitress with coffee pot in her hand. A locals' breakfast place. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, omelettes, etc. I'd go back.

Thank cj02139
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 S Higuera St Ste J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-6900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-5024
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