After years of serving patrons at other San Luis Obispo County locations, Cowgirl Café is coming to San Luis Obispo.
The eatery is scheduled to open in mid-June in the building formerly occupied by the Round Table restaurant at 1055 Olive St.
“I’ve always wanted to be in San Luis Obispo, but I’ve never really found the perfect building,” said owner Pat Addy. “But this is perfect for what we do because of the proximity to the college, Sierra Vista, and it’s close to downtown and the business district.”
Cowgirl Café, which features a Western-style theme, opened in Mira Loma in 1994. Restaurants are now located in Red Bluff, Paso Robles, Nipomo and Atascadero.
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While it’s known for its breakfast, Cowgirl Café also serves lunch items such as sandwiches and salads. The Atascadero restaurant offers dinner as well, Addy said, and the San Luis Obispo restaurant could be the second location to serve dinner.
“We will start out and expand into dinner, hopefully in July,” he said.
Addy is proud of the relationship he has developed with Cal Poly, noting that the San Luis restaurant will use products made on campus, including chocolate milk, ice cream and meat products.
Addy, who expects to hire about 10 people, said opening a restaurant in this economy poses a risk. However, he said he believes in his product and personnel, and “that drives everything.”