In Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, there is no shortage of good places to eat. I like to try to break it down into the three main meals. Lunch is Firestone and Splash Cafe, dinner is Mclintocks, and breakfast is Nova, Honeymoon Cafe or Old West Cinnamon Rolls. Honeymoon Cafe is an excellent stop for me because the food is good and the atmosphere is great. Here is the info.
- Hours: Closed Monday, 7 AM – 2 PM the rest of the week
- Cost: $8 – $10 a person
- Location: 999 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
- Information from 2015
When you turn off onto PCH from Highway 101, you will be on one of the main roads that runs through Pismo Beach as you pass art galleries, restaurants, and the Honeymoon Cafe. It is not in the main downtown of Pismo Beach near the pier but is only a quarter-mile walk away.
On the weekends, it can have a line, but they are fast, and there is ample outdoor seating, plus it is worth the wait. I especially like the style of the cafe as it is very low-key and homey in a good way. They have lots of random mugs for coffee and even a sign pointing to a separate entrance for hipsters, which creates a fun atmosphere. It is also very dog-friendly, and you will always see dogs on the patio, which is a plus for some people and a negative for others.
The food is on the healthy side as opposed to a typical American diner, and I enjoyed that. They even have a quinoa breakfast burrito, which I have never seen before, and Amie was very excited to try. They actually had a few other quinoa bowl options, so it is a great spot for vegetarians.
I opted for the smoked salmon scramble, which was a different take on Eggs Benedict with an English wheat muffin and cream cheese, then a smoked salmon and capers omelet on top. It was a good breakfast that didn’t leave me feeling bloated. Top it off with orange juice or coffee, and it is a filling place for a good healthy meal. I like the Honeymoon Cafe and have no problem recommending it as it is a fun atmosphere with good food, let me know what you think in the comments.