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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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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Long Beach, California
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We needed a little pick me up and stopped here for an iced coffee. Very nice people work there! A perfect afternoon!!

Thank Fay T
Escondido, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was baited by the Espresso sign hanging outside on the morning of 9/20/16 on my way to Carmel on my Motorcycle . I asked the Barista if she could make a Flat White and she said sure (kudos). She then tamped and pulled my shot manually (kudos kudos ) .The coffee was delicious as well as my breakfast bagel.... More 

Thank Tom M
Kerman, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

On main street, good parking, quick service, places to sit outside, sunny location. Offer MANY types of imports, craft and regular beers.

Thank Cyndy S
Bakersfield, California
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Small coffee bar across the street from the hotel we stayed in. Very busy with only one person working the morning I visited. People and dog friendly, nice assortment of coffees and pastries as well as other breakfast and lunch items.

Thank kimibean
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We loved this coffee shop, they were fast and the coffee drinks we terrific!! So convenient as you're walking around town.

Thank C R
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Fast but smoothie is runny, grape-y, almost like whatever they used was just "pour & mix with ice"... Decent taste but...

Thank Keepersmit

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?