Now Open! 7AM - 3PM Mon-Fri

1074 Higuera St, SLO

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!

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!

    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

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    Learn about Restorative Partner's misson.

    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.

    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