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Linnaea's Cafe

1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3509
+1 805-541-5888
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coffee cake” (3 reviews)
“oatmeal” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3509
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very cool, local place to hang out in the morning, grab a cup of coffee or two, and have a pastry. Helpful and welcoming staff, fresh baked goods, chill atmosphere, good and free wifi.

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great coffee! Cool wait staff & baristas. Nice mix of light eats. A great garden to sit and sip or join a conversation.

Thank Pasoroblesbill
Reviewed 12 August 2017

4 of us stopped for a late breakfast. Very interesting looking menu. I had espresso eggs. Never even heard of such a thing before but they turned out to be quite good. Basically scrambled eggs in a bowl with a number of toppings. Designed to...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We liked the look of this place and weren't disappointed. There were only four options for lunch. We went for the SLO roll, a wrap with garden burger, avocado and much else besides. What made it all the better was the tranquillity of the courtyard...More

Thank iMunros
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were here last year and I loved this place so I wanted to try it again. This time our daughter joined us and she was so happy because they had this tea she loves (can't remember what it is called but it has a...More

Thank TravelBug5619
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Linnea's is a comfortable place with great coffee, great food and a wonderful back patio. It is a pleasant way to start the day.

Thank Elise W
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Linnaea's is our go-to place for almond milk lattes and cake following a special event, or just kicking around downtown SLO. The many varieties of cake are dense and delicious, and we now split a sweet and generous slice. Staff are really friendly and it...More

Thank Vegani
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Some staff apathetic - downright rude, coffee is warm [not hot] and dishware is dirty - otherwise enjoy!More

Thank b s
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you for letting us know about these issues. I will immediately look into the coffee and cleanliness issue but I was wondering if I could get a bit more information from you concerning your visit. Would you please email me at linnaeascafeslo@gmail.com? Thanks you,...More

Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stopped by for a quick breakfast & coffee. We could not even get to the coffee because of the millennials just hanging around. Apparently they do not understand the word pardon me or excuse me. When our breakfast arrived my husband found a long...More

Thank susan c
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

I am extremely sorry that you found hair in your food and please forgive my delay in responding to you. I'm not sure if I received a notice of the review at the time. I can understand your loss of appetite. If you would send...More

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

It was simply by accident that we got into this cozy coffee shop due to the very cold weather. After getting Mexicano Coffee and Mocha with house blend caramel for my friend, we just sat down inside and listen to the very nice jazz music...More

Thank Brown_Walker
Marianne O, Owner at Linnaea's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you for the lovely review Brown. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. - Marianne

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3509
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-5888
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A small local coffee house that serves a light breakfast 7 days a week and lunch M-F. Free wi-fi and live music most weekends. Beautiful garden seating.
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