Coffee shop offering primarily drinks and baked desserts and is frequented by students. Has food during the daytime but runs out by afternoon. Always several vegan baked goods (cookie, scone, muffin) which are baked in its office facility. Soymilk and rice milk available for coffee drinks at extra charge. Coffee is organic. Free wi-fi. Live music and events some nights. Artworks diplayed on walls. The garden patio in the back features a water fountain and ample seating. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Fast food, American, Bakery, Take-out
1110 Garden St (Higuera St, downtown)
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Mon-Sat 6:30am-11:00pm, Sun 6:30am-10:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by hespedal
  • vegan

Vegan Chocolate Cake!!!

4 Posted on 09 / 05 / 2014

My wife and I frequent Linnea's somewhat regularly. We love the vegan sweets they have. The best is the chocolate cake. Every time we have gotten it it is moist and very tasty. I must say that some of the other treats have been hit and miss. Generally the gluten free items tend to be too dry. I had a gluten free carrot cake where the frosting was awesome, but the cake was so dry it crumbled into powder. They do make them in house so that may not be the case always, but each time we have tried the gluten free deserts they have not been to our liking. So we stick with what is great and that is vegan chocolate cake!

Pros: NIce garden seating, Great coffees and teas., Vegan items
Cons: Gluten sweets are too dry
  • vegetarian

Vegan Baked Goods with Coffee

4 Posted on 06 / 22 / 2014

I had read about this place on happycow and decided to stop in on my way through San Luis Obispo on two occassions. Was just here in June 2014 and here's Linnaea's Cafe my review update.

It's a narrow coffee house that offers also an assortment of baked goods (with eggs, with dairy, or vegan). On the both trips I was here I saw lots of young people hanging out and either chatting with friends or reading or engaged on their computers.

All in all we've tasted a few varieties of their vegan baked goods (berry scone, blueberry muffin with oats, and another kind of muffin). The coffee is all right, pipin' hot. They charged me extra for soymilk in cappucino last time, which irked me. The second time around I got my coffee black.

The back garden is peaceful and relaxing.

Pros: vegan baked goods, garden seating, downtown location
  • vegan

Lovely little place with amazing ambiance !

5 Posted on 03 / 20 / 2011

I love this little gem of a cafe! I get a special treat from there once a week because they always have great vegan cupcakes or some sort of goodie. The service is a bit slow but I just dont go there to get a drink if I'm in a rush :) The staff is very friendly and most of them have worked there a long time, seems like they have a nice little Linnaes family

Pros: Tea Selection Is wonderful, Vegan!, Breakfast made to order!
Cons: Bit slow service at times

  • vegan

vegan food!

4 Posted on 08 / 06 / 2008

linnea's has vegan cake most of the time, which is awesome in my opinion. the cake isn't blow your mind or anything, but it's fun to be able to order vegan food.


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