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Breakfast off Hwy 101 btwn Buellton/Monterey

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We need a breakfast spot for a Saturday morning stop somewhere between Buellton and Monterey. Any recs?

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      1. Between Buellton and Monterey is a roughly 3 1/2 to 4 hour ride....Buellton has Ellens (yum) and Mother Hubbards (double yum), both of these places are on Avenue of the Flags , at the cross street of Hwy 246. Pea Soup Anderson gets a bad rap here- but we love it for lunch and for a quick stop-= and I am a 36 yr local. It is also at the intersection of Hwy 246 and Avenue of the Flags.

        Up the 101 by 30 minutes is Pappys, on the Betteravia exit- on the right hand side. Good old truck stop food. Great biscuits and gravy, etc- nothing to write home about but nice staff and strong coffee.

        In San Luis Obispo- there is Margies Diner- it is on the 101 corridor- take the Los Osos Valley road exit and hit the W side-frontage rd & go south on it- you'll see it from the hiway before you get off. Apple Farm is also in SLO- but I do not know the exit.

        If Mexican breakfast sounds good- Taco Roco in Buellton (Aveune of the Flags again- south of the 246) makes the best everything, in my opinion- cannot go wrong here!

        Have a safe drive and hope you find a winner!

        1. Vic's in Paso...chilaquiles or biscuits and gravy.....................

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          1. re: dockhl

            Vic's is awesome, a very local place that has been frozen in time. I always get the trout and eggs w/biscuits when we are in the area.

          2. Question for you petitchou:

            From San Luis Obispo to Monterery are you taking highway 101 (the inland route thru Paso Robles & Salinas) or highway 1 (the coastal route thru Cambria & Big Sur)? Your title for this thread suggests you're taking 101 all the way; is that correct?

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            1. re: alanstotle

              If you are taking the coastal route, Dorn's in Morro Bay is good. I

            2. Just returned from the annual Carmel weekend. Thanks to you all for your suggestions. Thought I'd report back on our experiences. Stopped at Margie's Diner on the way up, as it was the perfect stopping spot for our time of day. Had excellent and HUGE pancakes and friendly service. Basic diner fare but solid. Had dinner that night at El Palmar in Marina. Wanted something super casual with friends. Great Mexican food, inexpensive, very sweet service. We all said we'd go back. Sunday night dinner at Dorn's. Good solid seafood. Tried to go to Carlock's for pastries in Los Osos in the a.m. Guy at our hotel didn't tell us they are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Wound up at Old West Cinnamon Rolls (?) in Pismo. Delish! And then lunch at Santa Barbara Shellfish Company (the highlight of the weekend as far as I'm concerned) on the way home. All in all some very fine eats and all places I'd definitely go again. Thanks again for suggestions. As this is an annual trip we may be trying some of the other suggestions next year!