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Del Monte Cafe

1901 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4435
+1 805-541-1901
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
18 Sep 2017
“A Basic Cafe That Hits the Spot”
24 Apr 2017
“Unique ”
Open Now
06:30 - 20:30All hours
American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
1901 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suitcases in tow, I found the Del Monte Cafe. It was the closest open-for-business-eatery to the Amtrak station. I needed a place to wait for my daughter to pick me up after her work day. I only had chocolate pie and tea while I waited...More

Thank CACyclist
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The Del Monte Cafe is not fancy, nor particularly quaint. Still, it was the perfect place to get a quick and filling breakfast as we travelled up the coast. The service was good and the pancakes were well worth the stop.

Thank LaJollaJoe
Reviewed 24 May 2017

What a great place!!! Food is fresh, tasty, and the service is friendly. There is a diner feel, but this is not a 'greasy spoon' at all!

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Delightful cafe in an early 1900's building across from the Railroad Museum. It's been a Restaurant since 1981. The booths are rounded giving it a very antique look. Food was good and plentiful! Inside and patio dinning.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went with 4 adults and two kids for dinner. Server brought a basket of toys for kids. Conveniently located by railroad district. Food was good, quality service and nice outdoor seating. I got the feeling this was a home now serving food and probably...More

Thank ef852015
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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...More

Thank dolphindude77
Reviewed 12 November 2016 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...More

Thank TravelBugKrueger
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...More

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank jmanuo
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank MJVBaja
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Janice F
3 September 2017|
Response from lmachain86 |
I'm coordinating a wedding Sat Nov 11th at Point San Luis. I'd greatly appreciate learning of your availability, menu and pricing. It would be for a small gathering (probably less then 30). I am thinking appetizers, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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