RecommendationSara Peterson, co-owner of Scout Coffee, recommends eating breakfast at Sally Loo's in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo, California

Sally Loo's

"A sweetheart of a cafe."

Scout Coffee
Honeymoon Cafe
SloDoCo Donuts + Coffee

Sally Loo's

"A sweetheart of a cafe."

"A cafe where everyone feels welcome, and feels like it's their place."
Recommended by:
Sara Peterson, Co-Owner
Scout Coffee

Sara's Take

"You've got to get a good breakfast and Sally Loo's is a SLO sweetheart of a cafe. It's got all organic eggs and breakfast sandwiches and it's just a really cute little spot." 

Jenny, Sally Loo's

My Story

"I graduated from college in 2015 worked in market research for an agency, working with companies AT&T and Coca-Cola. It was a lot of stuff that I really didn't care about, pretty much. 

Honestly, I just looked forward to going home and cooking every night. I didn't like my job and I wanted to move out to SLO to get in the food industry, so I did it. I quit, moved out here and started working in the kitchen at Sally Loo's.

I'm a foodie and I've always dreamed of opening a coffee shop or a restaurant. I guess I'm not that creative in an art aspect, but I think that food is my creative outlet. Just throwing things together that you have in your pantry and making it taste amazing. It's so satisfying - it's fun and I love it.

I'll be buying the cafe soon. I'm only 24, so the pressure is on, but I'm so excited about it. Now's the time to give it a shot. I'm not going to change too much, everyone loves it here."

My San Luis Obispo Musts

"There's so much incredible produce and food in San Luis! I think Old San Luis BBQ is amazing; they have the best tri-tip barbecue sandwich in town. Ember in Arroyo Grande is awesome for dinner. Thai Boat is super good for Thai food, but the owners are from Thailand so six months out of the year, they're closed. They'll just put a sign on the door that says like, 'Sorry! We're gone!'

And of course, Scout's amazing for coffee and High Street Deli has great sandwiches."

Barrett, Kitchen Manager
Barrett & Jenny, Sally Loo's

Sally Loo's


Sally Loo's
Jen Manuele
Sally Loo's
San Luis Obispo
Scout Coffee
"A cafe where everyone feels welcome, and feels like it's their place."
Honeymoon Cafe
"It's a killer little farm to table spot where you can get basically anything you'd want."
SloDoCo Donuts + Coffee
"We drove throughout California, visiting other donut shops to figure out how we could build something different."
Sally Loo's
"A sweetheart of a cafe."

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