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Foodie Adventure in San Luis Obispo, California

By Mer Norwood

After catching a wave at Pismo Beach, your stomach will be rumbling for some grub. Go on a foodie adventure in SLO. From craft coffee to creative donuts to delicious beer, here’s your foodie guide to San Luis Obispo, California.


Grab a cup of coffee from Kraken Coffee Company

Located right across the Pismo Beach Pier, is Kraken Coffee Company. Founded in 2017, the Kraken theme reigns supreme as you enter the industrial, seafaring aesthetic of the coffee shop. Grab your favorite brew and check out their coffee blog, which hosts coffee recipes, articles on coffee culture, and a passion for a good cup of Joe.


Nosh on lunch at The Splash Café

Famous for being a local landmark since 1989, The Splash Café delivers local flavor and taste to beachcombers visiting and locals alike. Try their legendary award-winning Clam Chowder, which they have served over 40,000 gallons since its inception! Other notable, tasty items on their menu include the Grilled Ahi Tuna Taco and The Spicy Chicken Sandwich.


Donuts for all at SloDoCo – San Luis Obispo Donut Company

With over 100 donuts to choose from every day, and open 24-hours, SloDoCo delivers in being the best go-to-snack for any time of the day. With constant rotating flavors, choose from classics to specialty donuts like, the Circus Animal and the Galaxy Donut. They even offer gluten-free donuts, too!


Eat your heart out at Shalimar

Photo by Shalimar.

Shalimar is the only restaurant in the SLO area that specializes in authentic Indian and Pakistani food. If you time it right you could try their fresh, delicious dishes for a steal. They offer a Lunch Buffet, Monday Dinner Buffet, and a Sunday Brunch Buffet – all under $20 per person.


Drink a beer at SLO Brew

Photo by SLO Brew.

Awarded “Brew Pub of the Year” by the Great American Beer Festival, SLO Brew is a brewery that has brought the SLO community together through craft beers, music, and cool people since 1988. Try any of their year-round flagships to get the “A-SLO-HA” vibes, from the A-SLO-HA Double Hazy to the A-SLO-HA Blood Orange.


Book your stay at Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel

After indulging in culinary delights – return to your stay at Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel. Walk over to one of the nearby shopping malls for retail therapy, take a dip in the hot tub or heated pool for rest and relaxation. Book your stay at Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel today.




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