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Whale Watchers Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American
CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
+1 805-927-1590
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good14%
  • Average22%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible41%
1 week ago
“Refreshment Stop”
4 weeks ago
“Very expensive”
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

There aren't many options cruising down the PCH around the Big Sur area. That being said, there are options about 30 minutes North or South of "Gorda Springs" that are more reasonable on pricing. The cafe is situated on a beautiful cove that is well...More

Thank Aaron_Trentacosta
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped on my way up the coast. Paid $4.00 for a cup of undrinkable coffee. And they don't have cream. (No, Nestle edible oil products are not cream) The place is well-outfitted: maybe they spent all their management $$ on fountain plants and patio tiles.

1  Thank Pilgrimsbridge
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This was by far the most expensive breakfast we have ever had and trust me it was nothing special at all, an amazing setting but that's it, make sure you take a picnic and spend your dollars elsewhere 🐳

Thank doll729
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this cafe for lunch during the day trip to Big Sur. Have to say the service was poor - we waited 15 minutes before we were asked to order. The food is only ok and slightly overpriced. Not recommended unless you have...More

1  Thank Wei C
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were very hungry when we found this place and found the food tasty. Our server was very friendly and helpful, also. The toilets are outside and are used by everyone who stops there - not just the restaurant patrons - and they were pretty...More

Thank Monika T
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place is an OK tourist stop on PCH if you don't mind being ripped off. The breakfast was just fine, there is not much you can get wrong with a standard American Breakfast - it was Denny's standard. But wow, $120 for 4 people....More

1  Thank Wilmcotewanderer
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

There's not much else around so these guys can afford to hike the price up a bit. Good food but expensive...and we waited a long time even though it wasn't that busy.

Thank David J
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had the vegetarian burger and a cheeseburger. Both were not good at all and very expensive. We sat inside. There were quite some flies. Toilets are not clean. Would never recommend going here.

3  Thank Jasper d
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's ok. There's not much choice on the drive down highway 1 which is a fantastic drive. We stopped here as we wanted a snack and use the restroom and it was the only thing about.

Thank welshbloke2015
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place has a fantastic view and, as it normal, prices are hiked. I am quite accustomed to paying more for views and getting very average food - it's the price you pay and for a good view like this you are going to pay...More

1  Thank Ian S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1590
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