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Hoppe's Garden Bistro - CLOSED

78 N Ocean Ave, The Historical Way Station, Cayucos, CA 93430-1604
+1 805-995-1006
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
25 Oct 2014
6 Sep 2014
“Whale watching from our seat in Hoppe's (and not too far from Hearst Castle)”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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78 N Ocean Ave, The Historical Way Station, Cayucos, CA 93430-1604
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

I was sorry to hear that Hoppe's Garden Bistro closed in September. We had many fine meals there. They introduced us to many fine local wines as well.

2  Thank RjF-LA
Reviewed 6 September 2014

After a visit to the Hearst Castle we enjoyed a delightful lunch at Hoppe's. We ate inside by the window and at no additional charge, enjoyed seeing the whales feed in the ocean. I was just amazed! There is also outdoor seating on the patio...More

Thank Buttercup92
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We were running late and the receptionist at the B&B ( On The Beach) called them and they were very obliging and kept the kitchen open to accommodate us. The food was delicious. Everybody raved and the prices were reasonable. I ate the local fish...More

2  Thank JamesLast2017
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I am sorry to say a local newspaper reports Hoppe's will be closing soon. It was once one of the best restaurants in the area.

1  Thank u-roy
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Absolutely loved the garden paito where we were able to dine with our dog. This is a 5 Star restaurant with great food, and great service.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Attended a wedding reception here, and had breakfast here the following morning. The setup for the reception (in their large and beautiful garden) was lovely, and the food was fantastic. Great service, too. For breakfast the following morning (at the bakery), I really enjoyed the...More

Thank JFBWDogs
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We've been hearing rave reviews about Hoppes from our friends in the area, and finally made it there this summer. We were seated in a cozy outside garden patio area with twinkling lights, which made things more comfortable with our 2 dogs. I ordered the...More

Thank KikoSadie
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Used to be a high end restaurant, but now very expensive & worse the food was terrible. Had pasta I couldn't eat, tasted so bad. Waited way too long for everything!!!

Thank DianeZO
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We were in Cayucos visiting from L.A for the first time for a 4 day getaway and this place was recommended by a local who said it was comparable to Los Angeles restaurants. Compared to L.A restaurants I would give it an average to good...More

Thank italaingirl
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have been here for both dinner and Sunday brunch and it is worth the long drive from my home about 2+ hours away. Dinner was my first visit and I was enthralled by the setting and food and so took a friend back there...More

Thank Kazzy888
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 N Ocean Ave, The Historical Way Station, Cayucos, CA 93430-1604 (Formerly Hoppe's Garden Bistro & Wine Shop)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-995-1006
  • E-mail
Hoppe’s Garden Bistro has been serving the highest quality Continental cuisine and the finest International and local wines, from our historic location in the heart of Cayucos, for over 13 years. Our team of professional, knowledgeable servers have devoted themselves to pampering our guests and delivering a sophisticated level of attentive service. The kitchen and bakery are abuzz early each morning as our chefs start their daily craft of making virtually everything by hand: breads, pizza dough, ice cream, cakes, pastries, stocks, sauces, pasta, smoked meats, sausages, cured fish – it all begins from scratch with our dedication to fresh flavors and creative seasonal cuisine.By the time Chef Wilhelm Hoppe opened Hoppe’s Garden Bistro in 2000, he was already recognized as one of the Central Coast’s most cutting edge chefs. His years in Morro Bay at Hoppe’s 901 and Windows on the Water won over the palates of many critics and the dining public. Chef Hoppe’s uncompromising use of the finest ingredients, skillful saucing and masterful plating won him respect as someone truly devoted to his passion. Chef Hoppe graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and trained in Switzerland before settling here. His numerous accolades include Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Le Cordon Bleu. Sadly, Chef Hoppe passed away in 2010.Today, Hoppe’s honors the man and his legacy: sourcing fresh, high quality ingredients, creating seasonally inspired flavors, and building long lasting relationships with growers, winemakers and patrons.
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