Tag Archive 'san_luis_obispo_cafes'

Espresso in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by TheShot on 27 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Roasting

San Luis Obispo County is not known for a whole lot, even among Californians. There’s Hearst Castle, Cal Poly in SLO proper, and the burgeoning Paso Robles wine growing region — or what the locals simply call “Paso”. But as is happening in many lesser-known regions around the country, SLO County’s appreciation for better food […]

Trip Report: Joebella Coffee Roasters (Templeton, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 26 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew, Roasting

In a Trader Joe’s mini strip mall off Highway 101, this café only seems to attract the attention of the locals — despite the heavy wine-tasting traffic along Vineyard Drive. If you haven’t been to this burgeoning California wine-growing region, you’ll be in for a shock at how much the industry here has developed out […]

Trip Report: Linnaea’s (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 25 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

What a strange café. This alcohol-free dive (unlike the drunken student bar across the street) has been an institution in downtown SLO for over 25 years. The place shows its age — with a lot of wood and furnishing wear by years of student traffic. When you enter, there’s a room centered around the service […]

Trip Report: Black Horse at Uptown (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Posted by TheShot on 24 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

This has long been considered something of a San Luis Obispo County establishment. In the early 1990s, a couple friends of the owner, Randy Coates, operated the original Uptown Espresso in Seattle. Mr. Coates later paid $1 for the rights to slap that name on his own SLO café. He has since renamed his chain […]