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Top Dog Coffee Bar

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14 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1659
+1 805-900-5194
06:00 - 16:00
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Durango, Colorado
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 visits to the Top Dog during our Cayucos stay and Julia was an added bright spot to our morning and made us some tasty espresso drinks!

Thank fletchandsus
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We visit Cayucos regularly and this is a must for our mornings! Mark and Julia make us feel at home and like family. Laughs and conversations abound. We can't wait for our coffee because seriously we can't find a cup of coffee that matches what we have here. The secret is they roast their own beans. Pastries are phenomenal as... More 

Thank LiveLaffTravel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We enjoyed or morning coffee and breakfast with Mark the owner and would give a great rating for his food as well as his coffee. His shop is located next to the Pier View Suites.

Thank William W
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had breakfast here instead of the motel we were staying in. A decent coffee and very yummy muffins. Good bagels too. Friendly staff :-)

Thank foxandsot
Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Best Breve Latte I've ever had and sat in the sun out front at the sidewalk tables like a happy, cool cat in front of "Top Dog".

Thank Colleen M
Monterey, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best mocha ever with smooth, rich flavor. Young barista was helpful, even made me a small sample of the chai.

Thank Alison K
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Good espressos, cappuccinos, etc. are generally not the norm in the USA, and though we tried many places few made the grade, but 'Top Dog' was an exception. It's a little place, with 'unusual' but lovely pictures of dogs on the wall, as well as old coffee sacks. I guess the roast and grind and milk are all good, but... More 

Thank Peter R
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the coffee. Loved the dog photography. Conveniently located within walking distance of where we stayed. We picked up a coffee and had a nice walk on the beach.

Thank Donovan B
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This cafe does not look much but they make fantastic expresso coffee which is hard to find in the US,

Thank Lesley P
Roseville CA
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

You need to stop by here during your Cayucos vacation. Great coffee's and pastries. Stay at the Cayucos Motel and it is just a short walk over to enjoy this establishment.

Thank JR2U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1659
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-900-5194

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