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Natural Cafe

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698 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3511
+1 805-546-9200
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11:00 - 21:00
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O.C., Calif.
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our CalPoly daughter and Bible study group for lunch, everyone found something yummy (except my carnivore teenage son). Portobello sandwich was great, so was the daily special Thai noodle salad But everyone raved about their smoothies, especially the Michelle My Belle

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Thank SJKKH
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

For family members tried out this restaurant on our recent trip to California. We found that it was very easy just to order the food, as you order at the counter. Then the food is brought to your table. Painless! The food was delicious and healthy and well prepared.

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Thank Melody L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Entering Natural Cafe you pick up a menu and follow the line to order. Fresh and some organic and some gluten free and lots of variety. Prices are great. Pick your cutlery and choose your seat and moments later you have your order in front of you. I like the pasta of the day. Fills me up with a side... More 

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Thank coastal29
San Luis Obispo, California
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

okay, you have a pile of saturday chores but need something not fast food but quick and tasty. straight up, this tends not to be my first choice pick. i'm a carnivore but not a turkey burger fan. this is purely personal taste though. a friend of mine loves the turkey burger. add in a soy allergy (severe migraines. ouch)... More 

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Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Central Coast, CA
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you just want to sit down and have a bite to eat, no frills. You hope for something tasty and healthy (like everyday). You're not looking for junk food, an experience or a journal entry. You get in line, read the menu while waiting, order from a fairly eclectic array of options, pay a small amount of money, put... More 

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Thank TreyBien
Bakersfield, California
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in downtown in San Luis Obispo is near the Mission, the History Museum and the SLO Museum of Art. They had a full menu, but the vegan, gluten-free split pea soup hit the spot on the rainy day we visited. The turkey on the turkey sandwich was real turkey, not the processed stuff you get at most sandwich... More 

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Thank jandago
carmel
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The first thing I noticed was the easy handicap access. Then came the friendly cashier. Server was also nice and what do you know the food was good. Everybody liked their meal and the value was good. The only gripe is related to any downtown San Luis Obispo visit, finding a parking space. Especially a handicap one.

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Thank riccoCarmel
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We walked up and down Higuera St. looking for a lunch spot, and came across Natural Café. We had a great lunch, tasty, fresh and filling. The service was great, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Also, stopped by later in the week and had a take- out sandwich which was also very good.

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Thank Welshbouy
London, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Looking for a reasonable Café serving vegetarian food and came across this place which catered for meat and veggie eaters . Very pleasant and helpful staff. We had a takeaway albacore and grilled vegetable dishes which were very tasty and filling. Highly recommended for a quick and reasonably price meal.

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Thank Doolie77
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I really love the salads here, have tried many and they are all delicious. I have found the quality to be consistent and ingredients fresh and wholesome. My favorite is the cobb salad, but the grilled vegetable salad and albacore salad are also awesome. We like to sit here on Thursday nights and watch the street action go by...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 698 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-546-9200

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