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Early Bird Gets the Worm in Avila Beach

Rise and shine with eats from  Avila’s best breakfast spots. Whether you’re up for a hearty breakfast of juicy bacon and fluffy eggs or craving light and refreshing bites of colorful acai bowls and fruit, there’s something for everyone in our charming seaside town.

We’ve got everything you need to know about the best local breakfast joints. Scroll through and read about our restaurant recommendations and take your time to experience some of these delicious destinations during your next getaway:

Fat Cats Cafe

Named for a big black and yellow cat who kept the construction crew company over 25 years ago, Fat Cats is a local Avila Beach favorite. There’s a cozy diner-style interior for those rare blustery days or chilly mornings, and an inviting outdoor patio, both with views of the ocean just steps away. The menu features terrific house-made diner fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! If you have a favorite fat cat at home, bring in a photo to add to the board. There’s plenty of fat cat pin-ups there, so they’ll be in good company.

Fat Cats Cafe


Kraken Coffee Co

This aesthetic and vibrant coffee shop features stunning ocean views and craft coffee and tasty treats to pair. Grab your hot drink to go and stroll the promenade while you enjoy the cozy, overcast mornings here, or sit at an indoor or second-story table to ease into another peaceful Avila day!

Espresso Kraken Coffee


Big Al’s At the Beach

Although Big Al’s is known for their incredible (looking and) tasting Hawaiian shave ices, this place knows how to do breakfast right, too! This unique coffee boutique offers locally roasted coffee by Joebella Coffee Roasters. If you’re feeling peckish, they also offer smoothies, drinks, and grab-n-go food. Their comforting seating area will make you feel right at home here!

Big Al's At the Beach



Start your day with healthy bites from KravaBowl! They offer incredible acai bowls, cold-pressed juices, fresh salads, breakfast bowls, and smoothies inside Avila Market! KravaBowl was created out of a desire to bring acai bowls to SLO county. Founders, Mark, and Jacki Mantel were exposed to the acai bowl years ago in San Diego, CA. It was love at first bite and they have had a ‘kraving” for these delicious bowls ever since. They are beyond thrilled to share their passion for health, quality food, active lifestyle, and love for our environment.

Krava Bowl


Avila Market: Restaurant and Mercantile

The Avila Market is one of Avila Beaches’ only fast, casual restaurants offering one the most diverse menus on the coast. Just steps from the historic Avila Pier, you can easily find yourself diving into one of Kravabowls signature acai bowls and fresh fruit smoothies or try one of a dozen daily salads, sandwiches, and wraps. The Splash Cafe Clam Chowder is award-winning, and the fish and chips have been a local favorite for decades! Order anything to go and enjoy the breathtaking view while you treat yourself to some well-deserved R&R.

Avila Market


Hula Hut

Chances are, if you have a sweet tooth and have visited Avila Beach, you have stopped into this Hawaiian-themed slice of paradise for a pastry, homemade fudge, or scoop of ice cream. By all means, break into the sugar (you’re on vacation after all!) or order one of their smoothies or breakfast items to fortify for your day.

Hula Hut Avila


Gardens of Avila Restaurant

The Gardens of Avila Restaurant at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort voted “most romantic” and a favorite spot for locals as well as travelers is situated in a beautiful garden setting in the Avila Valley. Savor the flavors of the award-winning farm-to-table cuisine in a rustic romantic setting. Their breakfast menu will lure you in with choices including classic omelets and egg dishes, breakfast burritos, eggs benedict, avocado toast, acai yogurt bowls, pancakes, French toast, and more!


Mulligans Bar and Grill

Located on one of the most beautiful settings on the Central Coast, Mulligan’s offers casual, comfortable dining along with a full bar. Whether you’re gearing up for a round of golf or just want to enjoy the ocean views, you’re bound to enjoy a delicious breakfast here!

Mulligans Cake


Woodstone Marketplace

Bike to breakfast! Located off the Bob Jones Trail and San Luis Bay Drive, Woodstone Marketplace is an eclectic combination of a deli, country market, coffee & espresso bar, and wine shop. Just a step off the beaten path, Woodstone Marketplace is the perfect spot for a delicious meal in a peaceful creekside atmosphere. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you can dine indoors in the cozy, craftsman-style seating area, or outdoors on their vibrant patio overlooking Bob Jones Trail.

Woodstone Market


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