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Coffee Shops in SLO

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If you always need to know where the closest coffee shop is, you’re in good company. Here in San Luis Obispo, we respect the first coffee of the day – and the second, and the third, and – well, you get the idea. We’ve rounded up some of the best local coffee shops for chatting, grabbing-and-going or just sipping and relaxing.

Coffee & Treats

Nautical Bean

Kick back and relax at Nautical Bean, a family-owned shop with three locations in SLO and one in Baywood-Los Osos. It boasts a huge selection of iced and hot coffee and tea, plus smoothies, handhelds and baked goods.

Field Day Coffee

Serving the best specialty coffee and natural wine they can find. Check out Field Day Coffee which also offers house made pastries and delicious tea varieties.

Coastal Peaks Coffee

Located close to lots of shops and amenities, Coastal Peaks Coffee lets you espresso yourself with a big menu of not just coffee, but tea, smoothies and even convenient handheld fare.

Top Sit-Down Cafes

SLO your stroll for an hour or so in these cozy cafes, where good vibes, comforting hot chocolate and baked goods abound. (They’re also perfect for studying and working.)

Sally Loo’s

Sally Loo’s is where the locals go for coffee, breakfast and conversation in San Luis Obispo. Stop in or sit and stay a while – you’ll blend right in with the locals as you tuck into wholesome options.

Scout Coffee

Snap a new profile picture at either of Scout Coffee’s posh locations. The original cafe on Garden Street is all wood and exposed brick, while the Foothill location embraces the open, modern look.

BlackHorse Espresso & Bakery

Baked goods and breakfast paninis abound at BlackHorse, where a strong free WiFi connection and cozy surroundings draw locals and visitors alike. Best of all? There are two locations in SLO for total convenience.

SLO Specialty Jo

Ascendo Coffee Co.

Starting from the ground up in 2011 and always putting community first, Ascendo Coffee Co. will make you feel right at home. Not only have they become experts on roasting their own coffee they also have an exclusive collection of teas and nuts that can be delivered straight to your doorstep.

Lucy’s Coffee Company

The name Lucy’s Coffee Company is synonymous with cocoa. This coffee truck turned brick-and-mortar shop is the only place you can top your drink with real browned marshmallows.

Kreuzberg California

You might feel like you’ve been transported to Germany when you visit Kreuzberg, a large, mural-adorned open space specializing in tuxedo mochas and hot chocolates.

Libertine Coffee Bar

Along with classic coffee drinks, tea, and handheld breakfasts, Libertine makes a mean bulletproof coffee – along with their eponymous Liber-Tea Latte, complemented by a full selection of delicious whole leaf tea.

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