Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay

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San Luis Obispo, CA
Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay
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Morro Bay Blvd is a lovely, hilly street with ocean views, lined with cute cafes on the 200-600 blocks. It is a few blocks back from the main Embarcadero in Morro Bay town, uphill. The road is lined with adorable trees that bloom red in September. This is the less touristy area, where the locals eat and hang out at coffee shops. My favorite cafe here is Thai Elephant, in a cozy setting. The pineapple red curry is the only good meal, so don't come unless you are going to order it. Shine Cafe has a cheerful, hippie feel, a Vegan cafe (try their black bean tostada salad), with a market next door. Across the street is Buttercup Bakery, with a sunny, very pleasant outdoor seating area, and plenty of friendly people who say hello to each other. It has a sandwich made with Dutch Crunch bread, the bread from San Luis Obispo that is so yummy! They have summer concerts in August and Sept, Thurs 5-8pm. On cold days (this is often in Morro Bay), it is wonderful to sit at Scout Coffee at the counter by the huge windows and watch the world go by, while feeling warm yet almost outside. Other cafes to try are: Top Dog Coffee Bar, Pizza Port, Gilligan's Sandwich Shop, Rudie's Rock Espresso which has seating in the back, Food Mix (authentic Mexican with a nice mural on the outer wall), Mi Casa (authentic Mexican), and High Tide, an acai bowl place with bright blue umbrellas outside.

Beads by the Bay is a store that sells beads. In the Groove sell records, and Central Coast Music sell guitars and instruments. There are several private art stores as well.
Along the street are flower planters overflowing with petunias- what a pretty sight!

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Outdoor seating at Buttercup Bakery, across from Shine Cafe.

The flower planters are impressive on Morro Bay Blvd.

Purple petunias in a flower pot along the sidewalk.

High Tide has acai bowls, smoothies, and deli sandwiches.

You can see Morro Rock from the blvd.

Flowers and tree with red blossoms.

Thai Elephant and a tree with red blossoms.

Sitting outside Buttercup Bakery on a sunny September day.

There are always lots of people sitting outside at Shine Cafe, on Morro Bay Blvd.

Table at Buttercup Bakery.

Main Street, near Morro Bay Blvd, is cute.

Red Bottlebrush plant on Main Street, near Morro Bay Blvd.

Top Dog Coffee Bar, on Main Street, near Morro Bay Blvd.

Sweet yellow flowers, on Main Street.

White picket fence and daisies on Main Street, near Morro Bay Blvd.

Sunshine Health Foods and Shine Cafe.

Inside Shine Cafe.

Directions

The cafes stretch from the 200-600 block of Morro Bay Blvd. 
Buttercup Bakery, 430 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442.
Thai Elephant (Morro Bay location), 355 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442.
Scout Coffee, 390 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442. Open 6:30am-6:30pm.

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