December 8, 2022

Create the Perfect Winter Day with Splash Café and Madonna Inn

Winter on the Central Coast is nothing short of magical, and it’s a sure sign the holiday season has arrived when the fabulous decorations are up at Madonna Inn—a must-book spot for visitors and locals alike, especially this time of year! Our amazing community gets together to spread holiday cheer, local businesses make holiday shopping easy and fun, and the gifts just keep on giving! But where to start? We’ve outlined the Perfect Winter Day on the Central Coast for you to enjoy.

1) Start Your Cozy Winter Day at Splash Café

The colder weather means you’ll need something warm and delicious to get your energy up! Before checking into your room at Madonna Inn, grab some hot, steamy Clam Chowder to-go from Splash Café and savor it at the beloved Pismo Pier or inside our cozy store.

2) Stock Up on Your Splash Café Favorites

On your way out, grab some fabulous holiday gifts for friends and fam! They will love getting some classic Central Coast souvenirs, like our award-winning Clam Chowder and cozy Merch. Our Hot Sauce and Spice Rubs also make perfect Stocking Stuffers or, if they have more of a sweet tooth, opt for shareable treats, like our custom Hanukkah Cake, Cookie Boxes, or Christmas Cake!

3) Get in the Holiday Spirit at Madonna Inn

Madonna Inn is not only a Central Coast landmark, but a world-famous hotel as well! People come from all over to see this incredibly unique hotel created by Alex and Phyllis Madonna, especially during the holidays.

Fun fact: The hotel’s first 12 rooms were completed on Dec. 24, 1958, and a handful of surprised travelers were allowed to stay in them for free as a holiday gift! Construction on the inn continued into the 1960s to include a coffee shop, dining room, cocktail lounge, wine cellar, gift shop, and more. Today there are 110 rooms, each decorated in a special theme.

With their exquisite ambiance and holiday decor, Madonna Inn is the perfect place to experience all things SLO this holiday season! Snuggle up with your Splash Merch in one of their unique hotel rooms, take some festive photos of the twinkling lights, and check out their pool, spa, and shops!

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Whether you’re hosting backyard barbecues or lounging on the beach under the summer sun, Splash Café offers the perfect partner for your grilling adventures. As the days grow shorter and cooler, our spice rubs and sauces with their distinctive flavors can continue to enhance your dishes throughout the year.

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Dear SLO Family and Friends, Almost 40 years ago, I moved to this incredible community from Colorado. Initially I worked as a manager at F. McLintocks Saloon downtown (many of you know me from back then).

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Splash Café—a longtime foodie favorite on the Central Coast—is excited to announce you can now get more award-winning clam chowder, seafood, and treats delivered to your door!

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Create the Perfect Picnic with Splash Café

With summertime in full swing, now is the time to soak up the sunshine and beautiful coastal views by having a super tasty and relaxing beach picnic. When it comes to picnic food, Splash Café has got you covered!

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They’re flaky, they’re buttery, they’re melt-in-your-mouth perfection. Splash Café croissants hit the spot whether you’re ordering one solo to dip in your coffee or going for the whole shebang with a croissant egg sandwich!

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