Brunch is our favorite meal of the day for many reasons: you get to sleep in just a little bit later, a delicious mix of breakfast and lunch food, and a chance to enjoy some time with your loved ones. Brunch menus always have the perfect spread of dishes that satisfy every person’s preference, like a classic Eggs Benedict or maybe even a Turkey Club. Salty, sweet, and delicious, brunch will always have our heart. Luckily, many restaurants on the Central Coast have began serving brunch, now providing us with tons of options to celebrate the weekend right. So work up an appetite and grab a mimosa, because these brunch spots on the Central Coast are going to have you craving some breakfast fun.
What is better than enjoying a mimosa and some delicious breakfast food with your friends? Doing this with an amazing, oceanfront view! Ventana Grill is perched upon the coastal bluffs in Pismo Beach, serving high-quality, Latin-inspired dishes. Their fresh seafood is hard to beat, but it’s even better served at this amazing brunch buffet! Made up of five different stations, this brunch buffet provides every patron with tons of options and many with a tasty Latin twist, like Beef Barbacoa Eggs Benedict. Churro style french toast, mini belgian waffles, and an omelet and homemade tortilla bar make this brunch spot a must-visit. Even better, their brunch menu is always being changed and updated, giving regular patrons something fresh and exciting during every visit.
Ventana Grill brunch is served every Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Price is $41.95 per person, $11.95 for kids under 11 years old, and kids 4 and under eat free!
Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe
Sally Loo’s is known around town for their organic, locally grown food and a homey environment, perfect for a relaxing morning. Their made-to-order food is always delicious, with an incredible seasonal menu regarded as having the best, most interesting dishes. The baked goods served are all made in-house, like flakey croissants and perfect muffins. A great choice for vegans, vegetarians, or those with gluten allergies, Sally Loo’s provides tons of options for every type of dietary need. Favorite choices on their regular menu is the Egg Sandwich, with soft ciabatta bread and a yummy fried egg, or the Stuffed Croissant with your choice of rosemary and bacon, tomato and basil, or avocado and basil. This was also one of the first establishments in San Luis Obispo to serve acai bowls! So if you’re looking for a cozy morning brunch with a fresh, locally-sourced dishes, head to Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe.
Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe is open every day for breakfast/brunch, with their breakfast menu available from 6:30am-2:00pm and their lunch menu starting at 11:00am to closing at 5:30pm. Menu items range in price from around $7.50 to $10.00.
Kreuzberg Coffee Company
Kreuzberg in San Luis Obispo may be better known for their exceptional coffee and cold brews, but the hipster vibes here have become more popular for a delicious weekend brunch! Well-regarded as a great place to study or a fun spot during their lounge hours later in the night, Kreuzberg is a comfy, artistic spot that is just as fun to look around than to eat at. Their cafe menu is available every day, including breakfast served all day, salads, sandwiches, soups, pastas, and snacks. The options are truly endless at this quaint dining spot! Regular breakfast favorites are the Breakfast Burrito, stuffed to the brim with eggs, cheddar, tater tots, and salsa, or the Old Fashioned Egg Breakky with two eggs, tater tots, bacon, and toast. They serve just about everything here, for an awesome price at around $8.00-$10.00 for just about anything. Don’t miss out on their perfectly roasted coffee and their delicious chocolate cake either!
Kreuzberg Coffee Company is open daily from 7:30am-10:00pm with breakfast served all day, and salads, sandwiches, soups, pastas, and snacks served after 10:30am. Dishes range in price from approximately $8.00 to $10.00. Happy Hour is $1 off beer and wine Monday-Friday.
Granada Hotel & Bistro
A higher end brunch option, Granada Hotel & Bistro will serve you delicious dishes at an Instagram-worthy setting, with a trendy couch and fireplace dining area in their intimate, artistic environment. The service here is always regarded as excellent, with attentive and friendly staff to match their great food. The ambiance here is what you image for a contemporary, yet classic brunch spot, perfectly paired with amazing cocktails. One of the only brunch menus offering cheese and charcuterie platters, this is a great option if you’re looking to enjoy your time with others and make brunch an all-afternoon affair. Of their Hors D’oeuvres, the Dungeness Crab Tartine is amazing, with crab salad and watermelon radish, and the Ahi Tartare never dissapoints. The entrees include indulgent options like Brioche French Toast and Duck Confit and Sweet Potato Hash. These delicious, rich dishes will satisfy your most-classy brunch needs, providing an overall amazing brunch experience.
Brunch at Granada Hotel & Bistro is served Sundays from 10:00am-3:00pm. Dishes are approximately $15 for small plates and $17 for main dishes.
Big Sky Cafe
Serving Cal Poly eggs and tons of other local fare, Big Sky Cafe is an art-filled dining experience under a gorgeous sky mural. Sitting in their open concept dining area surrounded by art, you will be transported to a beautiful outdoor eating experience. Also popular for the dinner menu, Big Sky Cafe has gained loyal followers through their homemade goods and fresh produce. The breakfast menu, served everyday until 1:00pm, is full of everything from egg dishes to pancakes, and even bagels and lox. A breakfast favorite is always the Pesto Chicken Sausage Scramble, with a whole new take on pesto as it is whipped into the eggs. Another delicious dish is the Beignets, a San Luis Obispo take on the famous New Orleans french bread doughnuts, served with sugar and cinnamon, fresh berries, or chocolate. If you’re brunching on a weekend, this is definitely the spot to visit, as they have a few special weekend and holiday breakfast dishes that won’t disappoint.
Brunch at Big Sky Cafe is served Monday-Friday from 7:00am-1:00pm and Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 8:00am-1:00pm. Special breakfast menu only available during breakfast serving hours on weekends and holidays. Dishes range from around $11 to $15.
Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse
Indulge in one of the county’s most historic spots with a delicious brunch at Paso Robles Inn Stekahouse! Enjoy flavorful dishes that bring together the freshest ingredients of the Central Coast, all the while enjoying this famous spot. A Central Coast staple, the Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse is known for its premium Angus Beef steaks paired with delicious local wines, but their breakfast and brunch menus are also a favorite of residents and guests alike. Enjoy breakfast everyday, or savor their Sunday Champagne Brunch for a truly satisfying brunch experience. Dishes like the Jesse James Sandwich and the Cattlemen’s Breakfast will transport you back to the pioneer days of Paso Robles, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Their indulgent omelets are sure to satiate any hunger, made with three eggs and served with hash browns or potatoes, and toast or a biscuit. Head to one of the Central Coast’s most historic spots for a brunch experience you won’t forget, and maybe even plan a wine tasting adventure to complete your weekend brunch fun!
The Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse is open for breakfast from 7:00am-11:00am everyday, and Sunday Champagne Brunch is served on Sundays from 10:00am-1:00pm. Dishes range from approximately $9 to $14.