I recently talked about my trip earlier this month to Hearst Castle and talked about my dining experiences. I didn’t get a chance to talk about them all and I saved the best for last =)
Terry and I stayed overnight in San Luis Obispo. It is the cutest town ever – I totally fell in love with it =) Not only is it completely adorable, but it has a ton of vegan eats! We checked out Bliss Café.
This has been, to date, one of my favourite dining experience since moving to Northern California. My only regret – not having better quality with my pictures. Ah well.
Terry and I made the trek from our cozy airbnb to the café. We underestimated how busy downtown SLO (San Luis Obispo) would be on a sleep Sunday morning and weren’t able to find parking right out front as I had originally anticipated. We found some parking around the corner and decided to wind our way around back to the café and were pleasantly surprised to find this in the smack dab middle of town.
This pedestrian walking trail led us right up to the café and a bunch of other cute cafés in town. It made me automatically feel transported away from the hustle and bustle of a city and into a quiet nature oasis. Perfect atmosphere for the AMAZING food.
We started out by splitting this donut. Oh and no, I did not have to use a “cheat” with gluten (my once a month cheat), this bad boy is vegan & gluten free. and it’s heart shaped! Cute & delicious!
Terry tried the Reuben Sandwich and soup of the day (tomato). He really enjoyed the soup. He liked the sandwich overall, great bread with some good toppings – but he wasn’t a fan of the mustard. He said it tasted like normal, mainstream mustard (instead of a grain type like he normally enjoys). His favourite part of the meal was actually the Omega Shakti smoothie he ordered (un-pictured) as the addition of cardamom was a delightful treat for the tastebuds!
I tried the Buddha Bowl and it was divine…
It is a super simple bowl with just rice, black beans & kale, but man oh man, I savoured every last bite. They add spices to the rice and the black beans have herbs. Oh and the kale is sautéed in coconut oil, which is something I haven’t tried yet. And the dressing… oh the dressing. It’s almond nutritional yeast. I have yet to replicate it, so I think I’ll have go back to sample it again
We also enjoyed some of their raw cheezecake for dessert, but we had it to go and I didn’t end up snapping a picture before we gobbled it down stuck in traffic on the way back home (it brought a zen-like feeling to an otherwise stressful event!).
I did get a few pics of the café, they didn’t turn out, but I will share them and hope to go back for better ones in the near future.
If you ever anywhere near San Luis Obispo, I highly recommend this place! The atmosphere is very relaxing, the staff are super friendly and awesome and the food is incredible.
Stay tuned – Wednesday I’ll be back with my version of the Buddha Bowl =)
Bliss Café is located in the heart of San Luis Obispo at 778 Higuera Street. You can find out more info about them here.