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Nautical Bean Expresso Cafe

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11560 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6402
+1 805-543-3559
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Oxnard, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stopped after checking out of our hotel. We didn't want to be too full for travel and this was the perfect choice for us. I got an Eggel, bagel w/ eggs, bacon, cheese, tomato and avocado. My husband couldn't resist the pastrami on cibata bread. Both were amazing! The coffee is rich with a nutty flavor.

Thank CoolGramof3
Los Angeles, California
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475 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This place has super fun decor and the food was amazing! We got the kitchen sink - it's basically a burrito filled with veggies and rice. The coffee and chocolate chip was pretty awesome too!

Thank itsxjackie
Manteca, California
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My family and I stopped here on our way to Pismo Beach to wake up to a nice cup of coffee and a bit of breakfast. They have tasty coffee and I was pleasantly surprised with how good my breakfast burrito was. Definitely better than Starbucks! I prefer to support local coffee shops and discover new flavors and food.

Thank TravelBugKrueger
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Coffee roasted with hazelnuts is delicious. Need buy turbo style to realize that you can really amp on the caffeine!! All types big fill out sandwich, vvcusing local edibles. Salads large tasty and differing from most same fare cafes.

Thank Mark S
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

They serve awesome coffee and mocha. A must is their mixed green salad or their croissants. Quaint, but savvy.

Thank DrewSilver
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Our hotel coffee was horrible so we went to Nautical Bean. We liked it so well we went back again the next day. Great muffins and breakfast burritos.

Thank BSF2000
San Luis Obispo, CA
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Good food. Good coffee. Cute atmosphere. Crowded. Reasonably prices lunch or small bites. Very tasty. Try the flat bread / pizza like entries. Hum. Hard to find a table.

Thank discerndee
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Have been visiting Nautical Bean for lunch over the course of five years now, and I have been very pleasantly surprised by the food every time. Many people come only for the coffee and wifi, but it would be a shame to miss the delicious lunch options. Not a large menu, primarily sandwiches, but excellent.

Thank DrasticTraveler
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

I am hooked on the caramel sutra and their sol bol! Have to drive 15 minutos from where I live to slo but it's so worth it for that coffee!

Thank MelyGN
Pismo Beach
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I was happy to find this little coffee shop tucked away in the Laguna Village Shopping Center which is very near my office. They have a great chai tea latte and I hear the coffee is good although I have not tried it myself. It is usually busy with young people on computers but they do also have seating outside... More 

Thank MallibuStacy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-3559

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