Now Open! 7AM - 3PM Mon-Fri

1074 Higuera St, SLO

Now Open!

Meals with a Mission.

The Bridge Cafe is the Central Coast's first social enterprise restaurant brought to you by Restorative Partners. We envision a safer community where everyone belongs, and we strive to accomplish this by transforming lives impacted by crime through healing services and relationships. Join our mailing list below to stay up to date!


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Unwrap Deliciousness with Our Daily Specials!

Indulge in a culinary journey with our ever-changing specials at The Bridge Cafe. From unique flavors to delightful surprises, our specials showcase the best of the season. Join us to experience a fresh twist on café dining!

  • Avocado TOAST
    toasted sourdough with 2 tomatoes whole Avocado fanned out with 2 eggs
    2 pieces cinnamon swirl bread scrambled eggs choice sausage or bacon
  • Street Tacos
    2 grilled chicken or al pastor, diced onion, & cilantro, served on corn tortilla with a side of avocado and salsa.
  • Patty Melt
    swiss cheese, caramelized onions on marbled rye.
  • Mediterranean Salad
    cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, feta cheese and our house made lemon vinaigrette.
  • Fish & Chips
    FRIDAY ONLY! two cod filets with fries and housemade tartar sauce.

About Us - Transforming Lives One Bite at a Time

Joining Restorative Partners dozens of other wraparound programs and services, The Bridge Cafe creates a community for justice-involved individuals to seek employment, gain empowered education, and enter the workforce in a supported, sustainable way. Simultaneously, The Bridge Cafe allows the community to change lives and engage in restorative practices in a simple way: by grabbing a bite to eat and meeting our staff.

  • Social Enterprise
    A business whose primary purpose is addressing a social challenge rather than creating profit for owners or shareholders. All proceeds from the cafe are fed back into Restorative Partners' programs and services.
  • Quality Convenient Dining
    Delicious food to gather around, whether grabbing to go or dining on our patio to admire the community artwork.
  • Employment & Job Development
    In partnership with Cuesta College's Culinary Arts Foundation, The Bridge Cafe provides paid experience for justice-involved individuals seeking a certificate of specialization in culinary arts. Upon completion of the program, Restorative Partners assists participants with finding culinary employment.
  • Fundraising
    Your donation can support a justice-involved individual through Cuesta College's program and help maintain and grow Restorative Partners' other services and programs. Tax ID 47-4825349

Meet our Team

At The Bridge Cafe, we are more than just a café - we are a social enterprise with a mission to make a positive impact on our community. Our dedicated kitchen staff plays a pivotal role in bringing this mission to life every day. Let us introduce you to the talented individuals who work behind the scenes to create culinary magic and a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Jason Hunter

    General Manager/Chef

  • Jaycee Holland

    Assistant Manager

Cafe Delights Captured in Every Bite

Dive into a collection of mouthwatering entrées that span a diverse range of cuisines and flavors. Whether you're reminiscing about beloved comfort foods or seeking your next café indulgence, our entrée images bring the flavors of America to life.

Bridge Cafe Biscuit
Bridge Cafe Burger
Bridge Cafe Chicken Salad
Bridge Cafe Chicken Sandwich
Bridge Cafe Chicken Wrap
Bridge Cafe Chilaquiles
Bridge Cafe Crossiant
Bridge Cafe Fries
Bridge Cafe Quiche

Restorative Partners, 501(c)(3) Non Profit

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On a mission to Transform Lives Impacted by Crime through Healing Services & Relationships

Restorative Partners provides services and programs for those in-custody and for those released from the San Luis County Juvenile Hall, Jail, Honor Farm and State Prisons. Our restorative justice approach focuses on mind, body and spiritual transformation, incorporates trauma informed care, addresses responsibility and accountability, and offers accompaniment through reentry mentorship. We also provide clean and sober living homes for men and for women as well as own and operate a home for women who are ready to reunite with their children and move forward with their lives. The goal in all of our transformative work is to reduce violence and lower recidivism by providing a continuum of care from incarceration through reincorporation to our community.

We envision a safer community where everyone belongs. We strive to accomplish this through transforming lives impacted by crime through healing services and relationships. Tax ID 47-4825349