Welcome to the Back Bay Cafe

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At the Back Bay Cafe, we're all about taking a break from your daily routine. We also know that besides the best coffee, you want quality service and a pleasing ambiance to go with it.
You can get a "cuppa joe" almost anywhere these days, but nobody in the area offers the combination of world-class coffee and tea, food that is unique and delicious, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, free newspapers to read while you're here and one of the nicest views on the entire Central Coast!

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Using the best beans from around the world, we do everything to make your coffee the best available.

Pure, filtered water, top-notch equipment and an experienced, well-trained staff means our coffee can't be beat.

Prefer tea? We got you covered—and many other beverages and bottled water as well.

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Our staff takes great pride in the quality and unique character of the food we prepare.

We're always trying and perfecting different new dishes to tempt your palette.

Whether it's just a quick gnosh or a full meal, you will find our food unique, tasty and affordable Come get some!

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If you see a coffee break or a meal out as a total experience then location, ambiance, atmosphere and service are as important to you as the ingredients.

The Back Bay Cafe scores a home run in "user experience" with it's stunning views, friendly ambiance, talented staff and expertly prepared food and drink.

Your feedback
The best way to be your favorite coffee and food destination is to get feedback from you on how we're doing.

Have a great experience? A bad one? Maybe an idea for the cafe. Now you can let us know what you’d like to see that would make The Back Bay Cafe your favorite place on earth.

Email Java Joe at the address below.
Back Bay Cafe News
  • June 7, 2013

    Now open until 5pm or later every day

    Even for nights we're not serving dinner, we've extended our times to 5pm.

    Right now, that's looking like Monday through Thursday.

  • June 1, 2013

    Dinners are back!

    Now that the longer days have returned, we're gearing up for another summer of dinner service. with our covered patio, heaters and area lighting, it should be a most convivial place to dine alfresco.

    Likely to be Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, but please call first! And be sure to drop by soon and let us know what you would like.

  • May 22, 2013

    Beers on Tap!

    At long last we have our taps installed, and are pouring two brands on a rotating basis

    Currently we are trying Tapit IPA and Firestone 805. As we get feedback we'll discover what our customers like and rotate brands accordingly. Drop by in the afternoon for a little attitude adjustment. Drink responsibly and all that.

  • Dec. 10, 2012

    Breakfast All Day!

    Here at The Back Bay Cafe, we're always listening to your suggestions, and the suggestion we hear most is MORE BREAKFAST! Starting Jan 1st, we will be serving breakfast all day!

    To do that, we need to pare down our Lunch Menu (You've seen our kitchen, right?), and you can help. Next time you're here, ask about submitting your 3 top favorite lunch dishes that we should never, ever drop! They might look confused, but be persistant. Soon they'll have a little form.

  • Feb 26, 2012

    Brand New on the Menu


    That wonderful elixir of champaigne and orange juice is our latest menu addition, available any time as long as the ingredients hold out!


    Get 'em while they're cold!

  • July 31, 2011, 12 noon

    2011 Boatzart Concert


    The Gillie Wheesels

    This free concert, a staple of Baywood's entertainment schedule, features The Gillie Wheesels, a Scottish Band with Bagpipes. Dust off your kilt, bring your kayak or short lawnchair, and enjoy a great day by the bay. A high tide of 3'9" peaks around 12:30, but don't dally, the concert fills up every year, both by land and by sea. (apologies to Sarah Palin and Paul Revere)

    Concert is sponsored by The Baywood Navy and The Back Bay Inn.

  • July 17, 2011

    Baywood Ukulele Social Club

    An informal “meet and greet” – or “come and strum” – marks the launch of the Baywood Ukulele Social Club every Sunday, 4 p.m., at the Back Bay Café.

    The club requires no experience or membership fee, just an interest in playing ukulele. “You’re invited to join the ukulele revolution,” said Jim D’Ville, organizer, music facilitator and author of the “Play Ukulele By Ear” DVD series. “The club is a great fit for an eclectic, creative community like ours.”

    For those without a uke to dust off, a loaner ukulele or two will be available for the meeting. For more information, email dville@teleport.com, call 503-200-9584 or visit playukulelebyear.blogspot.com.

  • Feb 14, 2011

    Happy Valentines Day! Phase 1 of Back Bay Cafe's website is up and running. We'll be adding features and content as we go along, but you'll still have to come to the building to get your coffee and food. Keep your eye out in the future for the upcoming webcam, local event calendar and updating Tide chart.

  • Feb 1, 2011

    The weekend BBQ tritip is coming back! Stay tuned so you can drift on down and enjoy our great sandwiches and other dishes with all your friends. What? you didn't know they're all down here right now? Shoudda!

  • Jan 17, 2011

    Opening Day for The Back Bay Cafe! Staff arrives to crowd of wellwishers, who just happen to want some coffee and breakfast.

  • Jan 1, 2011

    Along with the new year comes a new coffeeshop, plans for the Back Bay Cafe evolve. Expect incredible coffee, top-notch dishes and great views.

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The Back Bay Cafe, off the 2nd Street Pier
1399 2nd St., Baywood Park, Los Osos, CA 93402
805.528.5607 - or email us at: