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Address: 1531 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2927
Phone Number: +1 805-547-0278
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Art Gallery and Cafe, serving organic coffee and a wide variety of menu...

Art Gallery and Cafe, serving organic coffee and a wide variety of menu items. Also a music venue, having featured a number of great acts including Frank Black, Port O'Brien, Inga Swearingen and Cafe Musique.

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My Daily Morning Walk and Brew

Every morning while visiting SLO I walked down to this cafe to get my morning wake up brew. The coffee was perfectly made each time as I have a specific way to order. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2016
Kouris
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San Clemente
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San Clemente
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Every morning while visiting SLO I walked down to this cafe to get my morning wake up brew. The coffee was perfectly made each time as I have a specific way to order. The staff is very friendly and they also have very appetizing eats there as well which I did not have but hey looked and smelled delish.

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Deming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very quaint little local spot that has great coffee and pastries as well as some nice art! The staff was very friendly as well as some of the locals that I spoke with. This is a nice place to stop and take in the local feel.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

An interesting, kickback place...they sometimes put on plays here. Is a good spot to just chill for an hour or so. Intellectual sort of hangout.

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Thank Tommy O
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

It's a fine little coffee shop and art gallery that attracts locals. Did you know that every other person in San Luis Obispo fancies himself or herself an artist? Well, there's plenty of attitude here and very little talent, but nonetheless those who have a tiny bit of talent may find themselves with a show here.

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Thank DrasticTraveler
SLO, CA
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Best coffee shop in town! Owners are the nicest people you could ever meet, and they're always involved in the community, doing all sorts of good things for others. Great coffee, great food, great place to chill.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

The Steynberg is a sweet spot in San Luis Obispo. They have good coffee, healthy and interesting food and a well curated art gallery. The art changes every month and tends to be more edgy than the average art in SLO. They don't stay open late except on the many nights when there are concerts and other performances there.

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Thank LizCordoba
San Luis Obispo, California
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

I visit the Steynberg Gallery on nearly a weekly basis for great coffee, wine, concerts, art exhibits, poetry readings, book signings, discussion groups, lectures, and more. It is an invaluable part of our town. You'd love it.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I want this place to do well, and perhaps it does, but for me the interior always seems dark, rickety, and uninviting. The coffee is good, there is tea and even wine, but you get the idea that folks come here amd can nurse a cuppa forever. The art is occasionally interesting, with one or two outstanding pieces, but is... More 

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Thank lesliiek
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

A coffee house that caters to the local arts community. You can have breakfast and lunch there, and their website provides a calendar for art, music, poetry, comedy or other venues. Just north of downtown on motel row.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

You will always find locals huddled around tables enjoying coffee or tea in a wonderful art space. Steynberg Gallery features local artists and always participates in Art After Dark on the first Friday of the month. If you are walking down Monterey Street from your hotel, stop in and see for yourself.

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