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Budget Cafe

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3121 S Higuera St Ste J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-6900
+1 805-543-5024
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06:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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San Luis Obispo, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I visit this restaurant at least once a week and their breakfast is incredible! I have really enjoyed the hashbrowns at Budget cafe! I would recommend all their breakfast plates and the pancakes are awesome! They have friendly staff, quick service and at the end amazing food!

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Thank Salvador H
San Luis Obispo, California
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Despite its name, the Budget Cafe isn't cheap in the least...a bit pricey. That said, the food is always good there and it is a quite decent place to go, especially for breakfast or brunch.

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Thank Tommy O
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Ice tea was about as much as the breakfast. Service was slow. Nothing to write home about. They are open early... The table was sticky as well. I hate that!!

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Thank Cameron B
Central Coast, Californai
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We've lived in SLO for 20+ years, and have tried just about every place for breakfast in the county, as it's my husband's favorite meal of the day. The Budget Cafe is our favorite, and a favorite of many locals. The food is absolutely freshly made. They have an awesome fruit cup (freshly sliced each time, a wide variety of... More 

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Thank CalifJanet
Arroyo Grande
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Occasionally, I meet some friends here for breakfast. It is a central place to travel to for our group. What we find, is more groups of friends here doing the same thing. The food is excellent. The staff is super. Going to a place where people gather for food and fun is a treasure.

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Thank olblu92
Morro Bay
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, quick service with a smile. The waitresses really hussel and keep busy which is refreshing. Their salads are wonderful. Breakfast is fantastic.

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Thank Gumby5757
Los Osos, California
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204 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

This Ma-And-Pa puts out very large breakfasts at reasonable prices. Daily specials are often excellent. Tight parking. Interesting art (for sale) on the walls. Could use a remodel.

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Thank harold b
n/a
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

At end of small strip mall. Open from 6am-2pm. Booths along the side; tables in the middle. Greated by a waitress with coffee pot in her hand. A locals' breakfast place. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, omelettes, etc. I'd go back.

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Thank cj02139
Arroyo Grande, California
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Great little cafe. They know how fry eggs & hash brown & biscuits & gravy. Okay they want 100 letters. So more letters. Etc.

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Thank Rnhaynes
Kingman, Arizona
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397 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

I met here with some friends for breakfast and was not disappointed. They don't have a fancy menu, just basic diner food...but it was good, plenty, and served well. The Wait Staff made sure we were taken care of and checked back often. I had the choriso scramble (around $9) and it came with home fries and toast, that was... More 

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Thank CaAz-JT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 S Higuera St Ste J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-6900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-5024

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?