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Del Monte Cafe

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1901 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4435
+1 805-541-1901
08:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:30
Sat 07:30 - 20:30
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Atascadero, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go there with co-workers for lunch on occasion. The food is really good. I do a half order on the salads, which is like a full order at other restaurants. The service is excellent, some of the best servers around. They have outdoor seating right across from the train station. There are daily specials as well. All together, its... More 

Thank dolphindude77
Roseville, California
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped here for breakfast on our way to Pismo Beach. This is a very cute and cozy restaurant that seems like it may have at one point been a home. Our daughters got to play with a couple of baskets of toys that were brought to the table by the server. I have never seen a... More 

Thank TravelBugKrueger
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband loves this place but not me. They don't have any chicken or turkey sausage and their pancakes are just okay. It's kind of a hole in the wall. Nothing fancy but the service is so nice. The big surprise was their huevos rancheros which I had last Sunday. I had the fruit instead of potatoes and it was... More 

Thank Robin V
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Your typical, but good, breakfast/lunch joint. The building itself has tons of charm. Every time I go here it's super busy and packed (weekend breakfast/brunch time) but we're typically seated within minutes for 2. Come early if you have a larger party of 3-4...the place is small so probably not the best for a party larger than that. Service is... More 

Thank jmanuo
El Pescadero, Mexico
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I have eaten here before and have never been disappointed. The place is always busy and on that note myself and 3 girlfriends ate at the counter because 2 of us were taking the Amtrak in an hour. The cafe is conveniently located near the train station. We ordered lunch and 3 of us had half a sandwich and green... More 

Thank MJVBaja
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast is perfection here. They do have mimosas and excellent home fries. I also love the patty melt and the Ruben here. We go to eat here at least once a week. It's a hometown fav!

Thank Mary H
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Fresh, real ingredients. Family friendly. Varied menu with unique specials. Try the breakfast chorizo burrito or the stuffed french toast. The coffee is meh.

Thank Liz102676
Stockton, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This cafe was recommended by a SLO local and it did not disappoint. Limited seating but worth a wait. We had 9 and still the wait wasn't bad. Very friendly staff and really good food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended

Thank RalphM33
Superior, Montana
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The food is top notch despite the reserved looking menu. The ambience is warm, and old-timey, and made us want to just sit and mellow with coffee and good food.

Thank FrontierTraveler
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

When I was on my stay in San Luis I happened to come across this Gem of a restaurant. The Food is Excellent and the service was so friendly and fast . I will be giving this place 5 stars . The local community is also a big fan the wait wasn't that bad at all and the portions and... More 

Thank Rodney J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4435
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-1901

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