Linnaea's Cafe

More than great coffee. It's a community. Since 1984. San Luis Obispo's first coffeehouse. Organic and Fair-trade. Vegetarian and Vegan.

M-W 6:30am-9:30pm  |  Th-F 6:30am-10:00pm
Sat 7:00am-10:00pm  |  Sun 7:00am-9:30pm

The lush courtyard—completely enclosed by creeping vines and patchwork bricks and concretes, textures and surfaces bleeding into one another randomly and without caution—is the most succulent private space I’ve been in California.

One of our favorite things is to watch people discover the patio garden behind the coffee shop itself. They usually sound something like this: "Oh, wow, would you look at this! Amazing! It's so pretty. And there's a fish pond! No way!"

People spend many a lovely hour out back in the garden, sipping lattes, catching up with friends, studying, or doing creative work in the quiet, serene space. The resident sparrows and finches come and go among the dense branches of the tropical arbor, cleaning up any muffin crumbs and taking little splash baths in the koi pools.

The Garden has been around since the cafe was founded in 1984. It became a community project when Linnaea asked friends and customers to bring in a brick or two to help build the patio floor. You can still see the signed, decorated blocks here and there, reminding us that we're all in this together--that we have the power to create community and a beautiful space for us all to enjoy and benefit from.

We open at 6:30am M-F and at 7:00am weekends. We close at 9:30pm Sun-W and at 10:00pm Th.-Sat. Call us at tel:(805) 541-5888 Free WiFi, Major Credit Cards accepted