Atascadero Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Atascadero

April 14, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Atascadero is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, about equidistant from Los Angeles and San Francisco on U.S. Route 101. Atascadero is part of the San Luis Obispo - Atascadero - Paso Robles metropolitan area. Atascadero is farther inland than most other cities in the county, and as a result, usually experiences warmer, drier summers, and cooler winters than other nearby cities such as San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. The main freeway through town is the US 101. The nearby State Routes 41 and 46 provide access to the Pacific Coast and the California Central Valley.
Things to do in Atascadero

1. Sylvester's Burgers

6455 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-4218 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 805-466-7591
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Sylvester's Burgers

Reviewed By Diane D - Garden Grove, California, United States

The first 2 times we came here, we were very impressed...both the food and the service were excellent. However this time, there were only 5 customers and 3 "servers" and we did not receive the friendly welcome we got the other busy times. Our tri tip sandwich was a little tough and the non spicy BBQ sauce still had a bite to it as did the plain meat. The garlic and mayo grilled roll was a little off tasting too.The fries were tasty ( also with a bit of spice) But the chocolate malt was one of the best I've ever tasted. Not too thick and served the old fashioned way in a tall glass with the extra in the cold metal container in which it was made. We shared the sandwich, fries and the malt. $20

2. Hush-Harbor Artisan Bakery

5735 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-3350 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 805-460-0541
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Hush-Harbor Artisan Bakery

Reviewed By paso57 - Paso Robles, CA

Perhaps the best reason to go to Atascadero! Parisian quality bread and pastries, and cafe lunches in a relaxed setting. Prices are not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

3. Bru Coffeehouse

5760 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-3316 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Cafe Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +1 805-464-5007
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Bru Coffeehouse

Cozy, local coffee shop and cafe. A community institution for last 5 years. Fresh food made-to-order, homemade pastries, Stumptown coffee, and a wide tea selection.

Reviewed By 100lat - Pasadena, California

We stopped here for breakfast and coffee. Coffee is good but pricey- $3 for a cup if you stay at the cafe (and I asked for 12 oz)!! Several egg based breakfast options such as an omelette, wraps, fried and scrambled. Pastries look decent too. I had a scrambled egg plate with hash browns and do not recommend it. The eggs were fine and included bell pepper and shredded cheese but the hash browns were greasy, hard and reheated. My friend ordered the sunny-side up egg on an english muffin and this included avocado and tomato and looked much better but she would have preferred the english muffin to actually have been toasted. I am giving this review a very good because I liked the space (not he food)- three rooms and an outdoor patio allow for lingering in an eclectic spot.

4. Guest House Grill

8783 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-5331 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 805-460-0193
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 182 reviews

Guest House Grill

Reviewed By ZenMasta - San Luis Obispo County, California

Went to Guesthouse on a Friday night.Our food was great all the staff was great but our server Summer the service was not so good. We had to ask other servers to get us things. I never say negative things about places we go but she was just not into doing a good job. We will always go back but this was a first with something not so good.

5. Malibu Brew Coffee

6490 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-4219 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 805-460-9981
Excellent
55%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Malibu Brew Coffee

Reviewed By clipingirl - Atascadero, California

First off, the family that owns this coffee hot spot is ahhhmazing. Pure kindness at every visit. Second, the mocha-cino is unreal. But drink it early! It's caffeinated goodness that will keep you moving all day long. And their regular drip roast is delicious. Try their breakfast sandwiches too. Truly artisan quality. One of my favorite spots.

6. Back Porch Bakery

6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-4210 +1 805-914-5443
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Back Porch Bakery

Reviewed By Rick N

Might have been named something different but it is now called Back Porch and it has great pastry's, bread, and good coffee. Had a great Quiche and Croissant and egg breakfast there. You order and they bring it to the table. It is convenient next to the Carlton hotel. Very good bakery. Oatmeal was good too.

7. Street Side Ale House

6155 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-4212 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 805-460-6820
Excellent
44%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Street Side Ale House

We offer a relaxed atmosphere with elevated pub food and 12 big screen TV's for all of your favorite games! Amazing food, 25 beers on tap and a full bar with a collection of our famous specialty cocktails!

Reviewed By olblu92 - Arroyo Grande

Went strolling downtown Atascadero around lunch time. Found this place and decided to check it out. Great menu and beer choices. Wine, too. I don't do wine.

8. The Tea Trolley

5932 Entrada Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422-4231 Seating, Reservations Brunch +1 805-461-9025
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

The Tea Trolley

Reviewed By Auntie_LaLa81 - Paso Robles, CA

After returning from a trip to England, I was experiencing serious withdrawal symptoms from not having my typical afternoon cream tea. With that in mind I picked a beautiful Saturday afternoon and delighted in a piece of Britain right on the Central Coast. The tea was lovely and the scones with accompanying clotted cream and jam were delicious. The setting is quaint and exactly what one would want in a tea house. Really would be perfect for a small get together with the girls - maybe the ideal spot for a bridal or baby shower? (Neither of which I'm planning at the moment, but filing away the idea for the next one I throw!)

9. Country Touch Cafe

8135 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422-5213 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 805-461-9176
Excellent
47%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Country Touch Cafe

Reviewed By c21bill - Arroyo Grande

Nothing I dislike more than patronizing a restaurant and being waited on by inexperience kids. The wait staff here is experienced and very attentive. The food is tasty and the portions generous. They tend to get very busy for breakfast on weekends so we often go elsewhere if our group is large. If there are just two or three of us it's Country Touch. Prices are also very reasonable.

10. In-N-Out Burger

6000 San Anselmo Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422-2431 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By Travellover6128 - San Francisco, California

Very impressed that the burgers at this location were much less greasy that other locations. Staff friendly and they turned around the massive queue extremely quickly. Fries still not great but have come to expect that from In N Out.

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