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About Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
At the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe you really do get to taste the Central Coast. Much of their produce is grown less than a mile away at their own CCOF certified organic Cafe Farm. 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 and award-winning 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.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website www.winemerchantcafe.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
Wait staff is very friendly and attentive. As a VERY long term resident/local, it is one of our ''go to places'' where quality is consistent and local wines are available. Some ''side by side'' seating in a somewhat European style, but also individual tables and nice bar seating. Prices are reasonable and competitive.....if not moderate ......considering our small town has been adopting LA prices at a rapid rate.
It was my birthday so it was perfect that they satisfy at the table right in front of the fireplace. What a wonderful quaint town and a lovely restaurant. Beautiful wines, or just food, nice service. My birthday dessert was off the hook. Would have been nice, though if they would have written the words happy birthday on the plate like other places do. We definitely will be back!
I am vegatsrian and the corn arugala salad was delicious! Food was great, service was a long wait for food but not the fault of our waitress, Karen. She was exceptional but I think someone else was to blame for the long wait. Will always go there when visiting Los Olivos🍷
It's fun to go to Los Olivos Cafe. Food is always good, nice atmosphere and great people watching! It was my friend's birthday. Told the restaurant in advance when I booked on Open Table AND they did a yummy dessert for her birthday. A memorable day/evening in Los Olivos.
I ordered gnocchi and was disappointed that the gnocchi was fluffy, but the sauce appeared to be reheated like leftovers. You could tell be because the butter and milk had that funky separation and texture.
If you are in town doing tastings I would just hop in to one of the other local sandwich spots.
Lovely dinner and great service! We went to Los Olivos for a girl's wine tasting trip for my sister-in-law's birthday and stayed in town. This location is the best for dinner in the area. I have been there before and knew the food, as well as the importance of reservations, as it is relatively small. Their menu has enough variety to accommodate all. Our server was great and was able to help us find a great bottle of wine to enjoy with our dinner.
We were in the Santa Ynez Valley for our anniversary and a friend had recommended the Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe for dinner. We had previously eaten there from breakfast and had a good experience. We arrived about 15 minutes early for our dinner reservation, but they were able to seat us right away. Service was very friendly and the recommendations of the server were spot on. We shared the grilled vegetables with tapenade and mozzarella for a starter, and had pasta for a main course. I thought the mushroom and ricotta raviolis were better than the orecchiette with house made chicken sausage, but both were very good. We each had a glass of the house syrah with our dinners and liked it so much that we bought a bottle to take home. All in all, it was a great evening.
Varied menu with many good vegetarian options. The roasted veggie appetizer was especially good, as was the Gem salad. I had a bit of a friend's lamb shank and it was tender and delicious, but very rich...definitely more than enough of everything we ordered to share with a friend. Would definitely returnwhen in the area.
We visited Los Olivos on a weeknight so the town was not very crowded. We did make a reservation but there were several open tables. This was one of the best meals we ate during a 10 day vacation in CA. The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent. We dined outside on their porch which had lots of flowers and was very comfortable with a good street view if you wanted to people watch. There is also a huge wine market inside where we browsed after dinner. I would definitely return. Everything was terrific!
Have been here several times before, and it is always a very pleasant experience. The food is always great and the service top notch!! And the noise level is not so loud that you can't talk. We had a great time celebrating my son's birthday. Will certainly be back!!
Wonderful dining experience with friends. Salads are so fresh, crisp and tasty, really delicious. My albacore Niçoise salad was cooked perfectly and the albacore had a nice smoky flavor. The gnocchi and tortellini were also wonderful. Our service was attentive but not intrusive. We had a marvelous time and will return when we visit area. Highly recommend as one of the very best restaurants in this area.
I found Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe searching on the best places for wine tasting in the region. The online good reviews were spot on, the atmosphere was exactly what we hoped for to celebrate a special occasion with another couple. We sat outside, the setting was very nice, our service from greeting until we departed was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and the service overall was very quick. Our meals were all delicious from appetizers, to salads and main courses. Wine selection was as hoped and our husbands enjoyed the beer selection. We hope to return when we return back to the area.
Such a wonderful dinner on such a special day! After getting married in SB we had dinner here with a handful of close friends. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect - not too loud so even with our large group we were able to have good conversations. Some of the standouts were the gnocchi, skirt steak with chimichurri, and the lamb Shepard's pie. We will definitely be back.
I have been going to this restaurant for many years, usually to celebrate a special occasion with friends. It's a 45-minute drive from my home but well worth it. Whether you're driving north from Santa Barbara or south from San Luis Obispo County, its a pleasant drive. Do it in daylight and enjoy a great lunch.
Los Olivos Wine Merchant is a wonderful restaurant and wine bar in the idyllic town of Los Olivos. The food is always inventive and delicious. Great mixture of spices and flavors. We loved the turkey burger, brisket sandwich and pizza. Service, as always, was perfect!
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