Come explore the daily farmers’ market with huge selection of fresh produce, an assortment of gourmet goods, gifts, and garden items. Kids will love the “critter corral” petting zoo area. More than a farm, it’s a great family outing! Just north of Nipomo off Hwy. 101, 1275 N. Thompson Ave., windmillfarms.org, (805) 489-1000
For eleven years Maddie Mae’s Pet Pantry has been helping residents and visitors of the Central Coast provide their pets with top of the line pet supplies. Come see us at our beach location in Cambria or our wine country location in Templeton. 614 Main Street, Cambria, maddiemaespetpantry.com, (805) 924-1139
The Gallery has become a hub for fine art. They offer many opportunities to purchase beautiful, local drawings, prints, sculpture, jewelry, cards and more through an array of venues, as well as networking and educational opportunities for artists to further their craft. artcentermorrobay.org, Morro Bay Art Center 835 Main St., (805) 772-2504
The boutique that will keep you and your friends
coming back for more. Not only are the prices
great but the customer service can’t be beat. They
carry a wide variety of clothes.
Chulos offers an extensive menu, featuring American cuisine with a Latino touch, not to mention a wide selection of artfully created coffee beverages. The sophisticated dining experience includes Nouveau-Latin dishes and handcrafted cocktails. Truly a hidden gem. 335 Posada Lane chuloscafecantina.com, (805) 434-3044
Come and see how luffas grow at the Luffa Farm. These natural sponges grow like squash. Take a free tour and see all their products at the gift shop. Open Wed. to Sun. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1457 Willow Road., theluffafarm.com, (805) 343-0883
Home to Thomas Kinkade and Robert
Copple art, local area artists Bonnie
Wilkins, Patricia Newton and others.
Photography by Joe Schwartz, Bob
Wilkins, Laura Dienzo, Bob Kelley,
Josh Sewell, Joseph James and Nancy
Koren. Western art and bronze sculptures
by Vel Miller.
Ashtie’s Beach Shack on Pomeroy in Pismo Beach is a gift, souvenir and clothing shop for the whole family. There’s an assortment of trendy beach clothes, bathing suits (perfect since it’s just up from the beach), sandals (dressy and flip flops) and loads of fun sparkly baubles. Come on in and see for yourself what Ashtie’s has for you! 240 Pomeroy Avenue, Pismo Beach, (805) 295-5055
A west coast coffee lab offering high quality matcha and espresso drinks. With an intimate and modern environment, it’s a great place to hang out, learn about coffee, or grab a delicious beverage. Visit Kin in the heart of downtown SLO and enjoy!
Instagram.com/kin.slo, 847 Higuera St., (805) 439-4136
Located in the heart of the East Village of Cambria, Evans and Gerst features English, French, Italian and selected European furniture, as well as lighting, mirrors, paintings, sculptures, Asian accents, garden and decor. Appointments recommended. Located at 4111 Bridge Street, Cambria, 93428. http://www.evansandgerst.com, (805) 927-7301
Pismo Pickers is a great place to shop for vintage collectibles & antiques. With many vendors, they have items you’re looking for from the Fab 40’s, the Hip 50’s, Cosmic 60’s or Cool 70’s & all the vinyl. 537 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach, facebook.com/PismoBeachAntiquesandVintage, (805) 773-3777
A casual beach bar specializing in wines, champagnes, and beers plus light appetizers. With stunning ocean and pier views that are very welcoming. Inside a contemporary, yet intimate setting with the largest TV for viewing your favorite sports. 10 N. Ocean Ave., http://www.beachbums805.com, (805) 900-5360.
A Matter of Taste
Cambria’s gourmet and culinary shop. Featuring
gourmet kitchen items and gadgets, spices, designer
cookware, truffles and chocolate, cookbooks,
special order shortbread tarts.
Award-winning clam chowder, best tri-tip sandwiches in SLO County, BBQ Buffalo Clams. Dine inside or on the patio. 1 block from the ocean. 209 Pomeroy, Downtown Pismo Beach, (805) 773-6165
Dairy Creek Golf Course and Event Center is located 10 minutes North of San Luis Obispo. This 9-hole links-style course has the best practice facility in SLO County with a driving range, short game areas, putting greens, and a new Toptracer Range. 2990 Dairy Creek Rd., SLO, dairycreekslo.com, (805) 782-8060
Great food and atmosphere. Come on in and feel right at home at Paso Soulfood Grill. Open Thurs.-Sun.
1 p.m. -8 p.m., 1401 Park St., Pasogrill.com, (805) 286-4636
Paso Robles newest consignment store with racks of designer clothes available at 50% to 70% off. Features designer shoes and New Sweet romance jewelry made in Los Angeles. Open 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Mon-Wed and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs – Sat.,
585 12th St., (805) 226-5655
The artists at Cabana Jewelry & Gifts create one-of-a-kind, high-end designer sea glass jewelry made from sea glass found on Cayucos Beach and abroad. You will never see one like the other, come find a piece to bring home today! 14 North Ocean Ave., Cayucos. facebook.com/Cabana-Jewelry, (805) 459-1480
Antipasti, hand crafted pastas, generous main courses and truly inspired desserts, such as Chef Varia’s famous tiramisu. The highest quality and freshest foods. Open weekdays for lunch & dinner. Open Sat. & Sun. for dinner at 5:30 p.m. 943 Spring St. Call for reservations. (805) 237-0600