Check Out These Coffee Shops in San Luis Obispo

There's nothing like a great coffee shop experience. The perfect cafe can make you feel at home while away from home. Sometimes you just need the cozy, relaxing atmosphere of a local coffee shop to unwind. Whether you are a latte connoisseur, need a place to study, or looking for a relaxing spot to sip a drink while visiting with a friend, San Luis Obispo offers some incredible spots for a coffee date.


Scout Coffee Company is a must for anyone spending time on the central coast. This boutique coffee spot has earned local acclaim and has even been mentioned in a New York Times article. The brick-style backdrop of this shop creates a warm, inviting atmosphere that is perfect for enjoying a craft latte and a homemade pastry. The founders of Scout even have their own roasting company at HoneyCo Coffee Roasters. Scout is vegan-friendly, has free WiFi, and surely has something to fit everyone's tastes.


This spacious cafe begs to be used as a go-to spot for a breakfast treat. If you prefer to visit without the distraction of screens, they even have tables reserved for strictly conversing. The art on the walls creates a calming ambiance and feels as though it could double as a part-time art gallery. Ascendo prides itself on organic milk and vegan options, including homemade almond milk. The open space of this cafe allows you to carve out your own corner to work or visit with a friend while enjoying a fantastic beverage.


Kreuzberg Coffee Company offers heartier food options, without sacrificing any of the coffee and beverage quality. This cafe, heavily inspired by German influence, is a great spot for any time of day. The extravagant art and photos on the wall foster a creative vibe, sure to inspire the artist in everyone. This Berlin-inspired cafe also offers free WiFi and a number of vegan options for food and drink. You can try original items like a grilled PB&J or a range of coffee and teas. Kreuzberg Coffee Company is popular for anyone who is looking for breakfast, lunch, or a great beverage to accompany their workspace.

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