After our hike on Saturday, we headed into downtown Morro Bay to grab a little lunch. There’s no shortage of great waterfront restaurants in Morro Bay, but ever the planner, I like to do a bit of research before I shell out money for someone else’s cooking. So before we left for our hike, I scoured Yelp, TripAdvisor, and our local newspaper’s website sanluisobispo.com to find reviews and menus that looked appealing. After a bit of searching, I settled on what I thought looked like a great selection: Blue Skye Cafe.
The restaurant was seat yourself, so we grabbed a waterfront table outside and sat down to scour the menu. The restaurant serves breakfast all day, but in the end, two
Kelsey & Jeff American classics caught our eye: The Spicy John Montague and the Black Bean Burrito.
The Spicy John Montague was essentially a grilled cheese with chilies, tomato, cilantro, avocado, red onion and a chipotle puree on sourdough bread. With all of those fantastic sounding ingredients, I expected this grilled cheese to be amazing, but somehow, it fell way short of my expectations. The sourdough was pretty thin and not of the highest quality and the ingredients just kind of disappeared into a one-note sandwich. Plus, all sandwiches are served with coleslaw instead of fries (no fry option at all), so I expected it to be pretty dang good coleslaw. Nope–I usually love coleslaw and I stopped at one bit of this.
The black bean burrito was even worse. It was stuffed with flavorless rice and beans, a tiny amount of cheese, then topped with a bit of guacamole and over-ripe tomato salsa. To top it all off, the burrito itself was extremely dry, leading us to believe it had been microwaved after assembly. Not what I would expect for a $10 burrito.
Overall, the atmosphere was great, but the food was sub-par. We may have just ordered the wrong things because there were quite a few good online reviews, but with all of the other great restaurants in town, I doubt we’ll be back to tell.
You can check out their website and menu here.