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Black Horse Espresso

1065 Higuera St Ste 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3641
+1 805-783-1300
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
2 Sep 2016
“Nice coffee break”
2 Jan 2017
“Cold brewed coffee...on Tap!”
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1065 Higuera St Ste 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3641
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a really classy coffee shop with delicious pastries, healthy snacks, and cold brewed coffee served like draught beer! This was a first for me, and they even have it in "light, medium or dark" roast! It's a really different way to enjoy iced...More

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Worst coffee ever. Tried two different drinks in two locations. Both very weak and tasteless. I also had a chicken panini at one store - very large, but again, pretty tasteless. I'd avoid these coffee places....

Thank jimbob51
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I like the people here—both the servers and the customers. The coffee/espresso is very good, as are the baked goods. The croissant breakfast sandwiches are tasty, but the panini sandwiches can be a little dry. We enjoy sitting on the outside patio and watching SLO...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Love the staff at Black Horse. Friendly and fast service. Pastries items are delicious. I always get my morning breakfast here because the staff knows exactly what I want.

Thank JuneBug016
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in our way to San Francisco and the coffee was just perfect to keep us going and the best I had in the US so far! The service was really nice, I wish I could visit again this place!

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I go to the Blackhorse almost every morning of the week. A group of car guys meet there from 9am to 10:30am and talk cars, politics, and life.. It is the high point of my day... I have been going there for at least 5...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I've been a long time fan and supporter of Black Horse Espresso. From when they had this one location to all 4. The baristas here are always top notch. They know my particular drink and when I come in can make it right up. The...More

Thank ladybug96
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for an hour at 8:30 on a Saturday morning for breakfast and a non-Starbucks coffee. The good news: hip decor, nice patio area and decent coffes and baked goods (tho nothing really special). The bad news: Black Horse is a prime example of...More

Thank BuendeKES
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Always a great cup of coffee, a friendly barista and good treats. Worth a stop whenever we travel the 101.

Thank bl1416
Reviewed 3 August 2015

consistently the best espresso of almost anywhere. I am the Italian that drives his wife crazy by painstackingly cleaning the Bialetti coffe pot every morning to have the best, unburned coffee. Coffee taste is subjective but if you have experienced those burned coffees due to...More

Thank Bidibibu
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1065 Higuera St Ste 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3641
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-783-1300
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