From trendy avocado toast and zesty chilaquiles topped with runny egg, to breakfast salads of kale, local quinoa and pickled beets, brunch has never been better (or bolder) in SLO County. Swap your average mimosa for a bright Edna Valley or Paso Robles rosé, a retro sparkling wine cocktail made with local spirits or a Bloody Mary bolstered with homegrown accouterments. Don’t forget to wash it all down with the region’s finest third wave coffees, distinctly roasted for a palate-pleasing awakening. Check out these restaurants in San Luis Obispo County for all your brunch needs:
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There’s a reason it’s named what it is. Find your new brunch spot and make your followers jealous with this trendy yet traditional spot in Paso. Whether you're craving pizza for breakfast or s'mores french toast (who needs coffee when you can get a sugar rush instead), Brunch's menu supplies just the right amount of unique offerings to satisfy anyone's brunch hunger pains.
If you're in the mood for a little Spanish and Latin-style brunch, La Cosecha is the place to be. Their full-bar menu of craft cocktails, local wine and beer changes seasonally so you'll always have something new and delicious to pair with those chilaquiles.
As one of the only wineries in Paso Robles that serves brunch, the elevated menu created by Chef Joe White is one you won’t want to miss. Paris Valley Road, the family-owned estate inspired by the grand crus of France, offers an elegant meal with selections like oysters, smoked salmon benedict and filet mignon. Reservations can be made online.
Start your morning at the farm to table classic with marinated artichokes seasoned to perfection with a toasted baguette, classic chilaquiles made with the freshest ingredients and seasonal cobbler with gelato. Finish it off with a bottle of crisp Bristol's Hard Cider made locally in Atascadero.
Start your day off with breakfast at Kitchenette by choosing from a variety of delicious pastries and creative dishes. Kitchenette's warm, country-modern atmosphere in the heart of downtown Templeton is an excellent gathering place for families or friends.
Joe's Place is a staple of SLO CAL's north county breakfast eateries, so much so that they expanded to Templeton and the Paso Robles Airport. Just imagine the quintessentially sweet and savory smells of maple syrup on fluffy pancakes and bacon sizzling on the grill. For traditional breakfast, you'll definitely want to check this (other) place out.
Begin your Sunday Funday at this hidden gem in Atascadero. Started out as a Cal Poly senior project, the Guest House Grill is now a fan favorite with many classic dishes. Tasty options of Dungeness crab benedict and the lobster roll will keep you full for your next riveting adventure. Don’t forget to check out their extensive brunch cocktail and bloody mary menus to sip along with your meals.
Another restaurant bursting with traditional breakfast diner fare, Country Touch Cafe is a go-to in Atascadero. You may be stuffed from breakfast, but you'll definitely want a snack for later so ask about their homemade bread and other treats to take with you.
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Sunday's from 11 a.m. - 2:45 a.m.
Take a jaunt out to the quaint town of Cambria and head over to Robin's for fried green tomato benedict, a bowl of their classic salmon bisque soup or go big and get their beef burger with grilled sweet onions, white cheddar, house sweet pickles, aioli on a brioche bun.
If you've never tried Linn's famous Olallieberry pie (or cream puffs), make sure you stop in for a bite (or whole pie). This contemporary country restaurant is a favorite of both local and visitors alike. And you can be sure there's plenty of Olallieberry to go around.
Located along Moonstone Beach Dr., this restaurant boasts Monterey pine and ocean views. With both seafood and traditional menu items galore, you're sure to find something to tantalize those taste buds.
Enjoy a classic mimosa or take on the giant mimosa at this hot spot in Cambria. Cambria mimosas is known for their huge Instagrammable mimosas and classic bites to start the day right. With 11 flavors of mimosas to choose from you can find exactly what you’re looking for at this stop.
Enjoy a California-style breakfast and brunch at this hidden gem in Cambria. Brunch is served on Sundays with a wide offering of omelets, scrambles, and griddle favorites.
If seafood is what you're after, then Cayucos's newest restaurant is just right for you. Order up oysters Rockefeller, lobster eggrolls or a seafood omelette.
Stop by this farm-to-table favorite for a clean, satisfying meal and a beachy view. Serving 100% gluten-free dishes featuring all-organic, sustainably-sourced fare, Hidden Kitchen has grown to be a fan favorite at its locations in Cayucos and Cambria. Try out their bioregional blue corn waffles, hand-pressed blue corn tacos and delicious superfood smoothies to fuel up for your exciting day ahead.
Brunch until 2 pm at this bistro located along Morro Bay's waterfront. You'll find fresh produce straight from their own farm in many of the menu items and on the weekends, local musicians provide the perfect ambiance to relax.
Now this is how you elevate brunch. Take your mimosa to the high seas (or a simple cruise around the bay, in this case) for brunch on the water. While you're munching on your eggs benedict, be on the lookout for harbor seals and otters relaxing in the water.
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Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-2
Continue the high-energy weekend vibes with brunch and bottomless mimosas at The Libertine's downtown San Luis Obispo location. From 10 am - 2 pm a DJ spins the perfect playlist to match brunch specials and their sour beer list.
Big Sky is an excellent example of a fresh and locally sourced brunch menu. In downtown San Luis Obispo, this local cafe has a variety of options, hearty servings and local art hanging from the walls.
Enjoy a Creekside brunch in downtown SLO. You can’t go wrong with their savory huevos rancheros or their decadent French toast with sauteed bananas, pecans and rum caramel sauce.
Spice of the morning with bottomless mimosas or expertly mixed bloody mary’s at Hotel Cerro’s Brasserie SLO. Popular dishes like smoked salmon and spring vegetable quiche or lemon poppy seed waffles.
Sundays from 10-3
Nothing says brunch like Eggs Benedict Granada Style (cornbread, bacon and chipotle hollandaise), Brioche French Toast with caramelized banana, candied walnuts, whipped cream and maple syrup, and a delicious mimosa to wash it all down.
Saturdays and Sundays from 9-2
Try Luna Red's seasonally changing menu with items like the Fried Egg Sando with bacon, whipped avocado, tomato, fried onions, sambal aioli, crispy potatoes on a house-made roll, Red Quinoa Waffles topped with strawberries, whipped cream, powdered sugar and maple syrup, or the Chilaquiles with guajillo tomato sauce, queso fresco, onion, radish, cilantro and sunny up eggs.
Located in The Network in downtown San Luis Obispo, Bliss Cafe's menu specializes in vegan-friendly, gluten and dairy-free items. Dine next to the creek while enjoying one of their bowls, gluten-free pancakes or donuts.
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Start light with a Yogurt Parfait with muesli, strawberries, whipped cream and almonds, then make your way into the Steak and Eggs or Chicken and Waffles and a deliciously vibrant mimosa.
Enjoy a classic breakfast or sign up for the champagne brunch offered daily at Lido. Choose your starter, like crab cakes, salivate over your entree, like French Toast with strawberry, lemon and mascarpone, and top it all off with a dessert like their seasonal bread pudding. This three-course menu for $48 also includes - wait for it – bottomless mimosas!
Honeymoon Cafe is an excellent place to grab a bite and unwind near the ocean. This quaint local spot offers a delicious and affordable breakfast with everything from smoothies to burritos and french toast.
Craving a brunch with a Mexican flare? Zorro’s is dedicated to making authentic Mexican food with the freshest ingredients. Spice up your life with some huevos rancheros or chilaquiles while enjoying the cool Pacific Ocean breeze.
Pair your bottomless mimosas with spectacular views. This beachfront restaurant offers a traditional breakfast menu with a very unique location among the cliffs of Shell Beach.
Saturdays and Sundays 10-4
You won't want to order just one entree from this southern-inspired eatery. Helpful hint: bring multiple people and try a few things for the table like the bologna ala plancha sandwich, brown sugar french toast or housemade buttermilk biscuits and gravy.
Kick off your Sunday with Mason’s Bars mouth-watering brunch menu. Try their spicy tater tops covered in bacon, poached egg and hollandaise sauce or their French toast and fried chicken for a truly hearty brunch experience.