Favorite places in our favorite city
  1. Friday concerts at mission plaza
    Bring beach chairs, watch cool bands and drink a Firestone craft beer in front of the beautiful mission
  2. Big Sky
    Fresh, healthy food...sit on the patio and watch the people go by
  3. Linnae's
    Great coffee, tea and breakfast...cool late night hang out with coffee house music
  4. Sally Loo's
    Healthy breakfast and lunch, good coffee and tea, very cool atmosphere in the warehouse district
  5. Sidecar
    Craft cocktails, great creative small bites, very cool place
  6. Tangent-Baileyana Winery
    Old school house just outside SLO, bring some cheese and fruit, grab a bottle, and play bocce with a beautiful view
  7. Scout Coffee
    Great coffee, cool place!
  8. Terrace Hill
    Cross the railroad bridge and power up the steep hill for amazing views of SLO and the surrounding mountains
  9. Del Monte Cafe
    Great old building with patio seating in the railroad district, with fantastic diner-style food
  10. Surf Shops!
    Get ready for your beach day at Moondoggies or Central Coast Surf
  11. Central Coast Wine
    Buy your local wine here and they can let you know the best at the best price
  12. Ambiance Clothing Boutique
    The Muse Apparel of SLO...well, not quite that good!
  13. Granada Hotel
    Very cool boutique hotel with a brick industrial vibe, and beautiful patio dining for cocktails and small plates
  14. Koberl at Blue
    We haven't been, but looks like a very cool place for wine, craft beer...and maybe food?
  15. Santa Maria-Style BBQ
    Try the tri tip at Firestone or Old San Luis BBQ
  16. Batch
    Grab a custom made ice cream sandwich from this tiny little shop
  17. Thursday Farmers Market
    Over rated and very crowded...go for the experience, but shop at other weekly markets in Los Osos, Arroyo Grande or SLO
  18. Flour House
    New wood fired pizza and homemade pasta in a cool contemporary building on Higuera
  19. Thomas Hill Organics
    You used to have to drive to Paso for this legendary organic cuisine...now open in SLO!
  20. Luis Wine Bar
    On the creek, long wine list, lots of craft beers, and some nice light bites
  21. Lincoln Market and Deli
    Very cool neighborhood place across the freeway on Broad St with great sandwiches, breakfast and craft beer
  22. Vegetable Butcher
    Incredible menu and food, leans vegetarian but carnivores will find great farm-to-table options as well
  23. Edna Valley Wineries
    Just 10-20 minutes from town, the best are Tolosa and Chamisal