Guidebook for the Central Coast

Laureen & Brian
Laureen & Brian
Guidebook for the Central Coast

Food Scene

Amazing farm-to-table food in a fun and busy atmosphere. Their wood-fired pizzas are the best around. Get there early because this place is popular with the locals!
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Ember Restaurant
1200 E Grand Ave
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Amazing farm-to-table food in a fun and busy atmosphere. Their wood-fired pizzas are the best around. Get there early because this place is popular with the locals!
Delicious and healthy organic smoothies, fresh juices and pre-made salads.
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Virtjuice
1200 E Grand Ave
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Delicious and healthy organic smoothies, fresh juices and pre-made salads.
Tasty baked goods and coffee shop just up the street from our house.
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Sweet Pea Bakery
1200 E Grand Ave
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Tasty baked goods and coffee shop just up the street from our house.
Just around the corner from us.
Starbucks
1211 E Grand Ave
Just around the corner from us.
Fresh and tasty sushi!
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Izakaya Raku
953 W Grand Ave
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Fresh and tasty sushi!
Possibly the freshest sushi in the county with incredibly inventive dishes but the service is slow at times.
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Pacific Umi Sushi
1319 W Grand Ave
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Possibly the freshest sushi in the county with incredibly inventive dishes but the service is slow at times.
Pub food and beer!
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Rooster Creek Tavern
200 E Branch St
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Pub food and beer!
A west coast favorite!
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In-N-Out Burger
1170 W Branch St
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A west coast favorite!
Good food with a view right next to the Pismo Pier.
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Oyster Loft
101 Pomeroy Ave
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Good food with a view right next to the Pismo Pier.
Our most reliable hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant.
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Efren's Deli
1720 Beach St
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Our most reliable hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant.
Amazing food, especially the fried chicken and waffles!
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The Spoon Trade
295 W Grand Ave
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Amazing food, especially the fried chicken and waffles!
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Bunn Thai Bistro
968 W Grand Ave
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Surprisingly delicious vegan dishes. Their avocado toast is unreal!
Ynot Juice Bar
897 N Oak Park Blvd
Surprisingly delicious vegan dishes. Their avocado toast is unreal!
Locally owned great coffee within walking distance! Also, a small breakfast menu with a kickbutt and filling avo toast and chia pudding.
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Banner Coffee Company
995 E Grand Ave
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Locally owned great coffee within walking distance! Also, a small breakfast menu with a kickbutt and filling avo toast and chia pudding.
Amazing and unique tacos and ceviche!
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Papi's Grill
1090 Price St
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Amazing and unique tacos and ceviche!
Something for everyone here!
san luis obispo public market
3845 South Higuera Street
Something for everyone here!

Essentials

Our favorite local grocery store just up the 101 Freeway in Pismo. Organic choices, juice/coffee bar, fresh sushi and great local wine/craft beer selection.
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California Fresh Market
771 Foothill Blvd
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Our favorite local grocery store just up the 101 Freeway in Pismo. Organic choices, juice/coffee bar, fresh sushi and great local wine/craft beer selection.

Parks & Nature

We love walking this 2.5 mile paved trail into Avila on the weekends. There's even a great deli / wine bar halfway there!
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Ontario & Bob Jones Trail station
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We love walking this 2.5 mile paved trail into Avila on the weekends. There's even a great deli / wine bar halfway there!
Easy beach access for a day trip or just to watch the sunset.
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Oceano Dunes SVRA
1001 Cabrillo Hwy
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Easy beach access for a day trip or just to watch the sunset.
One of the most scenic hikes overlooking the ocean near Pismo Beach.
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Pismo Preserve
80 Mattie Rd
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One of the most scenic hikes overlooking the ocean near Pismo Beach.

Drinks & Nightlife

We'll be members of this winery until the day we die. Many of their Rhone wines are affordable and all are delicious.
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Sans Liege Wines
2995 Limestone Way
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We'll be members of this winery until the day we die. Many of their Rhone wines are affordable and all are delicious.
Delicious cocktails in the Village of Arroyo Grande (our small historic downtown).
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Mason Bar and Kitchen
307 E Branch St
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Delicious cocktails in the Village of Arroyo Grande (our small historic downtown).
Great food, wine, beer and live music in an intimate setting!
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Puffer's of Pismo
781 Price St
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Great food, wine, beer and live music in an intimate setting!

Entertainment & Activities

One of the two popular places to rent ATV's.
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BJ's ATV Rentals
197 W Grand Ave
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One of the two popular places to rent ATV's.
One of the two popular places to rent ATV's. We recommend a two hour ride – time goes fast.
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Arnie's ATV Rentals
311 Pier Ave
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One of the two popular places to rent ATV's. We recommend a two hour ride – time goes fast.
Eat, drink and laugh!
Gaslight Melodrama Theatre
12748 Jomani Dr
Eat, drink and laugh!
A small hidden oasis on the way to Avila. Private hot tub rentals and massage.
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Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
1215 Avila Beach Dr
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A small hidden oasis on the way to Avila. Private hot tub rentals and massage.

Sightseeing

The little village of Arroyo Grande is packed with boutique shops, restaurants and a few places to wine taste. There is also a swinging bridge!
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Village
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The little village of Arroyo Grande is packed with boutique shops, restaurants and a few places to wine taste. There is also a swinging bridge!

Relaxing

Nothing fancy but if you're looking for a reasonably priced soak it will do the trick.
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아빌라핫스프링스
250 Avila Beach Dr
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Nothing fancy but if you're looking for a reasonably priced soak it will do the trick.