Brunch Bites in San Luis Obispo

03/26/2017 | #ShareSLO Staff


Updated March 2017.

San Luis Obispo has a plethora of breakfast and brunch options, spanning from family restaurants to lavish bottomless mimosa outings! For the not-so-early risers, brunch is preferred. Discover a few of our SLO favorites below.

Sidecar Co.

1127 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sidecar BrunchIf you’re in the mood for a mouthwatering, one-of-a-kind breakfast, head over to Sidecar in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Featuring Chicken & Waffles with Vermont maple syrup and house made gravy, B.L.T.A. Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Burger with bacon-maple ketchup and more, Sidecar’s brunch menu won’t disappoint. Don’t miss out on their craft cocktails and mimosas, too!

Milestone Tavern

972 Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA

Known for their extensive beer list and delicious eats, Milestone Tavern also stands out when it comes to brunching on the weekends, opening at 9:00 a.m. This spot offers breakfast hand-tossed pizzas including the Biscuit & Gravy or Denver Omelet, topped off with two sunny side up eggs. People can also choose from other brunch favorites like huevos rancheros, three types of eggs benedict, corned beef hash skillet and more.

Big Sky Cafe 

1121 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Big Sky Cafe features fresh food from SLO Farmers’ Markets and even serves Cal Poly eggs. We highly suggest opting in for their complimentary homemade, buttermilk-ginger coffee cake – it will leave you craving more!

Louisa’s Place 

964 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Louisa’s soft buttery biscuits bring everyone running on Saturday mornings. Although there is often a line wrapped around the corner to eat at Louisa’s Place, don’t let that stop you! This downtown favorite offers quick service and never skimps on their serving sizes, making the wait worthwhile.

Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe 

1804 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Known for their fluffy waffles and their Acai Bowl topped with fresh fruit and homemade granola, Sally Loo’s serves up hip and tasty eats for brunch. Being a café, brunch isn’t all they offer. They also have a variety of filling sandwiches, personalized milkshakes and more.  

Novo Restaurant & Lounge 

726 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Indulge in a Creekside brunch at Novo while relaxing in the sun and enjoying a morning cocktail. People come for the view, but stay for the food. From their presentation to the variety of global flavors infused in their dishes, this restaurant makes you feel like you’re truly living the life!

Luna Red

1023 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Cheers to brunchin’! Luna Red offers bottomless mimosas on both Saturday and Sunday, making for a fabulous and fun brunch. Luna Red serves food with a Latin twist including their El Salvadorian influenced pupusas and chorizo breakfast tacos. Our personal favorite is their local rockfish ceviche. Brunch is served until 2 p.m. on the weekends.


These SLO brunch spots all offer healthy, farm-to-table meals in addition to down-to-earth atmospheres. You have to give one of these restaurants a try and don’t forget to #ShareSLO while brunchin’. 

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