Fat Cats Cafe is located in the beautiful Port San Luis Harbor near Avila Beach, CA. The restaurant offers gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and are open 7 days a week from 6am – 10pm serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Come enjoy the beautiful Central Coast through big windows on the inside or outside in our lush garden patio (heated when chilly).
Many centuries ago, the natural harbor of Avila Beach area was used by the Spaniard and Portuguese to replenish fresh water and to rest after rough passage around Point Conception.
In later times, smugglers used the Port for illegal nighttime movement of liquor. Large quantities came ashore in the area now known as Pirate’s Cove just south of Fatcats and in the Port itself. G-men had a hard time catching the persons involved as it was a community effort and outsiders were not welcome.
In 1954, the citizens of Southern San Luis Obispo County voted to create and fund a Harbor District for the Port San Luis Area. Around this time, the Harbor District built the Port Master’s home. All harbor building was directed through the Harbor Master at the site. When the Harbor Commission offices were built and the Port Master’s home was no longer needed, it was transformed into a rustic restaurant named Marcie’s.
In January of 1985, we purchased Marcie’s and the renovation started. In June of that year, Fatcats was opened for business.
The Fat Cats name came from a big yellow and black cat that adopted the restaurant during construction and stayed on for some time after.
Chef Inocente Garcia’s award winning menu is not only the recipient of many awards, but is a feast for the senses. Sunset Magazine has deemed Fatcats cafe “The place where the locals go!”
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805.595.2204 | 3920 Harford Dr. | Avila Beach, CA 93424
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