Farmers’ Markets

Templeton Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings on the park in Templeton. (7 miles)

Nature’s Touch

Organic produce, foods and plants. (Templeton)

Happy Acres Goat Farm

Visit a functioning goat farm, feed the goats and buy goat milk beauty products as well as cheese. (7 miles)

Olive Farm

Huge old growth olive trees make one feel like it’s Italy. (12 miles)

Windrose Farms

One of California’s great organic farms is in Paso Robles. (9 miles)

Mount Olive Farm

A sustainable organic farm that serves healthy meals in the backwoods on Adelaida Rd. Good stop for kids.

Coffeehouses

Dark Nector

Next to Hewitts Hardware across from iconic Templeton Feed building. (Templeton)

Amsterdam Coffee

On 13th St. in Paso. Where the locals go for joe. Their backdoor opens to the courtyard of Thomas Hill Organics.

Kreuzberg California

A massive vibrant cosmopolitan coffee house featuring live music most nights. Good beer. Bad wine. (SLO 28 miles)

Local Dining

Artisan

Fine creative seasonal interesting cuisine served in a somewhat modern ambiance.

Bistro Laurent

French on the lighter side. Served in a lovely classic dining room. Try the well-priced prix fixe menu.

Il Cortile

Excellent modern Italian served in a well designed dining room.

Villa Creek

Excellent, mostly organic, seasonal cuisine served in a beautiful modern rustic dining room or at the bar which is the most lively spot in town. Separate bar menu.

Thomas Hill Organics

Restaurant with a farm or farm with a restaurant? Nice courtyard.

Classic Thai

Great Thai served in a modern, well-designed room.

Pier 46

Great seafood served in a simple clean room that doubles as a fish market.

Pappy McGregors

Better food than you would expect. Serves Hearst Ranch grass-fed burgers.

Chino’s Tacos

Better than average clean healthier Mexican on Nibblick in the Walmart parking lot.

Red Brick Pizza

Better than average chain pizzeria that is an excellent to-go option.

15 degrees Wine Bar and Shop

Tastes and glasses of vino served with small plates, cheese, charcuterie and olives in this clean modern wineshop/bar. (Templeton)

Goshi Sushi

Quiet beautiful Japanese restaurant hidden at the train station.

Hoover’s Beef Palace

The real deal for super authentic American diner fare. Open for breakfast & lunch. Enormous portions. (Templeton)

Mount Olive Farm

A sustainable organic farm that serves healthy meals in the backwoods on Adelaida Rd. Good stop for kids.

Cass Winery

Wine tasting with top class casual lunch served at the Wineries tasting room. (lunch only)

Surrounding Areas

Dos Hermanos

Very authentic Mexican simple road-side restaurant near the Mission. (San Miguel, 7 miles)

Cass House

High end dinning. No relation to Cass Winery. (Cayucas, 34 miles)

The Range

Cool country bar with massive steer horns painted on the front has morphed into a casual upscale restaurant. (Santa Margarita, 16 miles)

Rudell’s Smoke Fish Tacos

Delicious smoked foods from Cayucos California. (Cayucas, 34 miles)

Dockside

Stick to the simple grilled ultra fresh fish and dine dockside watching the seals, seabirds and that big famous rock. (Morro Bay, 27 miles)

San Sebastian General Store

Great Hearst Ranch burgers served in cool old general store. (San Simeon, 38 miles)

10th St. Basque Cafe

Pre-fix Friday and Saturday dining. (San Miguel, 7 miles)

Meze

A wine cafe and market. Modern wine bar in historic building slightly out of the way. (SLO 28 miles)

Sidecar Restaurant

Serving farm to table cuisine, around the block from Kreuzberg. (SLO 28 miles)

Full of Life Flatbread

Great localvore pizza open, only on weekend nights. (Los Alamos 75 miles)

Bell Street Farm Eatery and Market

Great soups, salads, sandwiches, roast chicken, wine, books and more in a super stylish country dining room. (Los Alamos 75 miles)

Wineries

Be sure to check days and hours. Some wineries are only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other times by appointment.

*Wineries with asterisks are open every day.

Starr Ranch

One of our favorites. Excellent, well-priced, low production wine. Beautiful, slightly out-of-the-way location. Worth the drive.

RN Estate Vineyard

Out of the way appointment-only tastings of excellent wine crafted by frenchman Roger Nicolas.

Villa Creek

Big interesting very good wines. Cool labels. Owners of the wonderful restaurant of the same name in town.

Booker

Highly rated wine. However tasting room is opened erratically.

Hug*

Really good classic Paso wine on the east side, not too far from the inn off Highwary 46 East.

Cass*

Eastside winery serving wonderful wine. There is an excellent rustic restaurant where one can have lunch while tasting.

Ambyth

Biodynamic eastside winery close to the inn producing very good wine and olive oil’s. Call for appointment.

Hammersky

Excellent wine in a cool tasting room in the heart of the westside.

Windward*

Produces exclusively Pinot Noir.

Tablas Creek*

The Paso branch of a respected French vintner. A wide variety of really good Rhône varietals.

Calazi*

Good value quality wines on the westside near Booker.

Terry Hoage

100% organic fruit. Beautiful location. Lovely wine.

Epoch Wines

At the old York Mountain vineyard. A ulta-modern tasting room pouring the wines of consulting winemaker Justin Smith.

L’Aventure

The owner is winemaker Stephan Asseo who fifteen years ago arrived in Paso after searching the world for the perfect soil and climate. Excellent highly rated higher-end wines.

Ecluse Wines

Small winery producing small production of high quality wine and frequently includes barrel tastings.