About Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
At the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe you really do get to taste the Central Coast. They take great care in selecting each item that makes its way on your plate. Choosing ingredients that are local, wild, and organic whenever possible. You will enjoy the rustic-elegance of the Cafe paired with friendly and attentive service. Their extensive wine list offers the best wines of the Central Coast Region. The best part is after you dine you can take home your favorite wines at competitive pricing and bring the taste of the Central Coast home with you.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:45pm; Afternoon Menu: 3:00-5:00 Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Now serving Breakfast from 8:00-10:30am on Saturdays and Sundays!
Open 7 days a week
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From assisting you in choosing your wines and selecting your customized menu, we take pride in making your event truly a Central Coast experience. The Los Olivos Cafe has served guests since 1995. Now the Wine Merchant and our outside catering division can offer more to what we bring to you. Our beautiful wine country is the perfect place to host a memorable event. Allow us to make your catered affair truly special. We take great pride in bringing you remarkable food paired with gracious hospitality and an award-winning wine list.
There is parking throughout the quaint town of Los Olivos. There are on-street spaces conveniently located directly in front of The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room seats up to 40 guests and is the perfect venue for an intimate gathering. Our attentive service, exceptional food, and award-winning wine list will set the scene for an unforgettable event. Our private dining room is available to reserve for lunch and dinner.
Private Party Contact:
Matthew Negrete: 8056887265x214
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website www.LosOlivosCafe.com to view our upcoming special events and you can always check us out on facebook at Los Olivos Cafe!
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Never a disappointment. Inventive salads and pizza
The pizza and crust are among our favorites. And their use of local produce ensures new and delightful salads.
My husband and I ate here for dinner one ...
My husband and I ate here for dinner one night and for lunch the next day while we were staying in Los Olivos. Both of our visits were great. The menu gives various dining options including appetizers, interesting salads, burgers, pizza, and also fancy main entrées. The wine list is amazing. We loved our meals here. The service is friendly, the atmosphere is fun and charming, and the food is excellent. We will definitely return on our next trip to Los Olivos.
Dinner was outstanding. We all sampled ...
Dinner was outstanding. We all sampled each other's plates. Beef sugo, gnocchi, ravioli, shepherds pie. Wonderful. Wine prices are Extremely reasonable. Ambience is second to none in the area. A must.
Brought my friend from Florida who is a ...
Brought my friend from Florida who is a major foodie and expert on wines. She was very impressed by the excellent wine choices and pairings with our lunch.
Another great meal, another great experience!
Los Olivos cafe never disappoints Just tried the barramundi and it is my new favorite...Oh, and the spring salad...Oh, and homemade ice cream..and everyone agrees it is wine heaven! I have dined here pregnant, with a newborn, with toddlers, teenagers, grandparents, in every season over many years and this place is a rare find; it feels like coming home after a long trip. Settle in with a nice glass of wine and relax into a lovely dining experience, great food and pampering wait staff.
Will go back!!
Excellent menu, comfortable atmosphere, great service!!!
Road trip find
We had a wonderful experience all round I booked this after extensive research and reviews it was perfect!!
There were 4 very loud children that wer ...
There were 4 very loud children that were allowed by parents to cry, scream & act up. They were so disruptive that they interfered with others evening. This is a difficult call but managment should have made some attempt to interact with parents. Maybe a management training.
Love the food
The orecchiette was one if the best pastas I've ever had! I had it with fresh tomatoes. The spring salad was also incredible. Our server, Karen, was attentive and made our experience memorable.
We went for a 4 person bachelorette dinner. 2 of us have food allergies. 2 are wine enthusiasts. 1 foodie (me). It satisfied all 4 of us. The waiter, Taylor, could NOT have been any nicer or more helpful. We had a wonderful dinner and would definitely go back.
I had lunch here with my parents and fia ...
I had lunch here with my parents and fiancée before a day of wine tasting. The food was fantastic- I ordered the pesto gnocchi. We had the beets and burrata and also the olives for appetizers. The wine selection is amazing. Great service - we'll definitely be back.
Happy Lunch Time
Our table for 6 was ready and waiting for us, and nicely away from the crowd, which reduced the noise level, making it suitable for chatting with our friends. The wine list was really good, although pretty steep. 5 of the 6 decided against a glass, which was a shame. The meal was enjoyed by everyone. The service was inpeccable and friendly.
Once a year we go to the SYV. This is a ...
Once a year we go to the SYV. This is a must eat at place for us. We always come away satisfied.
Chef had a bad night
I love this restaurant, but last nights dinner was not the best. I think the chef had a bad night, but given how many times I've had a great meal here - I will not hold it against them. I had lamb and it did not have a flavorful crust and lack taste generally My friends had salmon and it was over cooked. So it was not a great night - but as always the service was excellent.
For the first time in memory, I was not ...
For the first time in memory, I was not happy with the food selection.
Great food in beautiful wine country
We love this restaurant and actually came 2 x in one weekend. We ate dinner Friday night, which was delicious; we enjoyed the mushroom ravioli which is so amazing as well as the short rib; also delicious. We like to share so was able to try a little of both. We started with a yummy cheese plate, which paired well with our wine selection. Saturday, we were hungry and had not eaten since breakfast, so stopped by and had a pizza in the bar with a little sparkling water as a nice reprieve from the heat and a little break from wine tasting. Really delicious pizza! We will always include this restaurant in our plans when we are in the Los Olivos area.
A favorite place.
When visiting Los Olivos, we always have lunch at the Wine Merchant. It is a real gem. This time we had a wait for our friends coming from a long distance. Our server, Karen, did a wonderful and patient job of taking care of us and our guests, when they arrived. She was excellent.
Great Dinning Experiance !
Great Food, Great Service, and Location ! Very Satisfied ! Will be back !
Our second time to this eatery brought f ...
Our second time to this eatery brought friends we enjoyed the Beets and Burrata MORE burrata please! The wood fired pizza was delicous as was the Salad nicoise ! The orccehtti pasta with sausage was tasty but a little dry. We had there rose by the glass cant remember the name, but it was light a little dry and just the right amount of fruit notes we bought two bottles to go. Very pleasant lunch!
We changed our trip to be able to dine at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe. We weren't disappointed. Great food, lovely wines, and a nice atmosphere. Go!
We ate here twice...once for dinner and once for lunch. Neither meal lived up to expectations, and the service for dinner was average. The service the next day for lunch (late, admittedly) was poor. At lunch it was clear that most of the ingredients were below par, over the hill, and poorly prepared. We ordered simple things to share...a roasted vegetable appetizer and the antipasto salad. The salad was underwhelming in terms of ingredients, and the lettuce base was sub-par in quality. The roasted vegetables were undercooked, too old to serve, and tired looking in general.
Hits the Spot in Los Olivios
Dinner at Los Olivios Merchant and Wine Café was very nice. Very friendly service and nice menus choices. The gnocchi was excellent. Quiet atmosphere the night we were there but when the bar jumps, the place would be very lively.
Great little gem in Los Olivos... Only c ...
Great little gem in Los Olivos... Only complaint was the roasted vegetable pizza I ordered ( without cheese because I am vegan ) came out as a pizza with "steamed" veggies on it. No sauce ( don't know why ) and the veggies were moist and not roasted at all- each piece you picked up the veggies rolled off. Need to probably go back to the drawing board in this one!
Excellent service. The food and wine wer ...
Excellent service. The food and wine were delicious. Great pairing suggestions!
Used to be so much better.
Even the bread is served cold now. The food is mediocre at best. Such a shame - used to be one of our faves!
We were seated on time. Meal was good. Staff was friendly.
Great place had a great time and a wonde ...
Great place had a great time and a wonderful lunch! The whole town is fabulous!!!
This is our third or fourth time. Always fabulous
Little else to say but the BEST! Waiter gave us individual attention for wine and the menu. Food was outstanding. The salads are among the best--chicken curry and steak cobb salad.
We really enjoyed the original and different food. The butternut squash appetizer and the short rib pasta dish were delicious. We also liked the wine close-out page, which allowed us to try a new and interesting wine.
Simple, elegant, intimate setting
The first visit was in Nov 2015. Perfect evening. We treated our Santa Barbara son and girlfriend to the Merchant Mar 2016. Another perfect night all around. The WM Cafe delivers laid-back impeccable service and food selections. Will be back on our next swing through Los Olivos.
Enjoyed an amazing dinner with the girls
Food and Service were on point! Everyone enjoyed what they ordered.. even the grilled vegetables on the appetizer menu were a home run.
Gluten free pasta, please!!!
We are frequent diners and continue to ask for gluten free pasta. Is anyone listening??? I would love to savor the pastas that my husband orders. Still anxiously waiting!
I booked a table for myself and 9 other girlfriends for dinner. We were celebrating my bachelorette and the staff at Los Olivos Wine Merchant were outstanding. A few of the girls were stuck in LA traffic, so we were 10 minutes late our 8pm reservation and they still accommodated us despite closing at 8:30. We were sat at a large table in a back room and it felt like we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. The servers were patient and helpful (thanks for dealing with a bunch of really excited girls!!) and the food was FANTASTIC. Everyone absolutely loved their dish. The wine was so great that we ended up buying 11 bottles before leaving!!
Excellent Service, good food in a great location
We arrived early and the hostess, Jennifer, seated us immediately. Armando, our outstanding service staff was there to answer questions, guide us through the menu and make recommendations when asked. We chose the 2010 Dragonette Cellars Pinot to accompany the lamb dish and Salmon. The food was outstanding and the entire experience wonderful.
We had been hear many years ago for lunch and I always remembered loving the salad I had. So go back for Valentine's Day was a no brainer. Dinner was fantastic as was the service. I had the spinach salad to start which was wonderful and lightly dressed. Then I had the special sword fish. It was nicely grilled and the lobster risotto with it was delicious. My husband enjoyed the hearts of romaine ceasar salad and the lamb shanks. Lamb shanks are always surprising as it looks like it is all bone but there was lots of meat on that bone. He was very pleased with it. Dessert for me was the fried apple tart with ice cream. Yummmmmy! My husband played it safe with vanilla ice cream. All in all, very good. Will go back next time we're in the area.
One of my fav's!
This was my 3rd time eating at this amazing place and my husbands 1st. Needless to say he can't wait to go back. Excellent food, great service, lovely ambience. A must for anyone visiting the Solvang area!
Great food. Tasted fresh and made with g ...
Great food. Tasted fresh and made with great skill.
Best gluten free pizza crust ever! Now add gluten free pasta so we can enjoy the wonderful sauces!!
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