Our recent trip to California took us along the Pacific Coast Highway down to Avila Beach and just a few miles from San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. We stayed in a condo overlooking the ocean at Avila and on this day trip we decided to explore downtown San Luis Obispo and have lunch at the Splash Cafe. There are several locations of the Splash Cafe and we highly recommend the clam chowder...pure heaven in a bowl!
It was serendipity to find the cutest inn right
next door to the cafe.
The inn looked liked it belonged in the
countryside of Provence.
After lunch we walked next door so I could take a closer look and get a few pictures of Petit Soleil.
The enormous gate looked old and heavy and
I loved everything about the exterior especially
the window boxes full of geraniums.
More window box love....
Oh how I wished I could fit one of those babies in
I love the vibrant Provencal colors.
The courtyard had an old bicycle and beautiful
A flower cart filled with pots.
Parked right out front was the inn's shuttle bus.
What a fun ride...when I was a teenager my Dad bought a VW mini-bus and our family thought we were so cool! I still remember the sound it made.
I did check out the website and the rooms are lovely and the prices seem quite reasonable.
Clam Chowder with crab and shrimp topping...oh my!
If you are in the area the Splash Cafe is very addictive and hands down the best clam chowder I've ever had. The bonus
is right next door you're
almost in France!
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