Great Breakfast in Pismo Beach

zorrosNestled in the heart of Shell Beach, right on Shell Beach Road, you might drive by any day of the week and see a line on the sidewalk for this popular cafe. Originally just open for breakfast and lunch, they now serve dinner … which is always a great place to find yourself on a Saturday afternoon after a walk though town, some play time at Dinosaur Caves Park or maybe even on a return from a trip down the Bob Jones Trail. Occupying a corner spot, there is a tiny indoor dining room with picture windows looking out to the patio that wraps in an “L” around the building. Although seating may be limited, the customers don’t seem to mind a small wait when anticipating what they will soon be eating.

On our short list of regular Sunday Breakfast Stops, my favorite on this menu is the Special Scramble. Made with fresh ingredients, the veggies are always cooked just right and mixed to perfection with the light and fluffy eggs… paired with yummy hash browns and fresh fruit or toast it’s a perfect start to the day. However their authentic Chilaquiles will also light your fire and get your day started with a kick! And always a crowd pleaser at Realtor Open Houses (where it’s the food that brings ’em in) are Zorro’s famous breakfast burritos and yummy home-made salsa. Just mention these burritos to your co-workers and you will be the most popular in any profession.

For lunch, this is a perfect spot for a quick bite with co-workers or for a business lunch with a client. It’s fun, affordable and feels like a welcome break in the middle of the day. My favorite is the fresh tiger shrimp tacos — a fun take on the usual “fish tacos” — from the special sauce, crisp veggies and fresh soft corn tortillas. Perfect size for lunch — not too much or too little so that I don’t feel like having a nap when I get back in front of the laptop.

All in all, the wonderful owner and staff at this cornerstone of Shell Beach dining options make it a delicious and relaxing place to stop, any time of the day, any day of the week.

Zorro’s Cafe & Cantina

927 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
805-773-9676

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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