5 Ways to Celebrate National Coffee Day in San Luis Obispo County

Hours of work go into getting Miss San Luis Obispo County off the ground. Our faithful board and committee not only fulfill their traditional responsibilities with work, family, and friends, but generously give us their time as volunteers (remember, none of our group is paid for their work, we're a 100% volunteer organization). It's no surprise that we love coffee nearly as much as a Gilmore Girl. In honor of National Coffee Day, check out some of our favorite spots from around the county (in no particular order)!

Lucy's Coffee- 1279 Laurel Lane, SLO


Featuring retro meets mid-century modern decor, Lucy's regulars are huge fans of their seasonal loaded toasts such as Avocado, Goat Cheese, or even Peanut Butter Banana. Lucy's also takes the time to make their own syrups in house, and the quality shows. Next time you visit, try adding our favorite, the Cinnamon Brown Sugar.

Bru Coffeehouse- 5760 El Camino Real, Atascadero

Live music? Check. Gluten-free menu options? Check. Double shot espresso beverages standard? Check. If you find yourself in Atascadero like most of our committee often does, stop by Bru Coffeehouse. The indoor/outdoor seating options make for a comfortable caffeinate-while-you-work environment, and the service is top notch.

The Rock Espresso Bar- 275 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay

Never had a Mexican Mocha? It's time to give one a try. The Rock Espresso Bar is famous for this chocolaty but not-too-sweet Mocha, which comes standard with four (4!) shots of espresso. The Rock also has a small but mighty food menu that features bagel sandwiches, burritos, and pastries. 

Scout Coffee- 1130 Garden Street or 880 Foothill Blvd., SLO


House made almond milk? Yep. You'll find it here, along with other special offerings like the California Cold Brew (cold brew coffee mixed with cold brew concentrate, half and half, and vanilla syrup), Affogato (fresh espresso over ice cream topped with chocolate shavings), and milkshakes that are perfect for little ones.

SLODoCo- 793 F Foothill Blvd., SLO

The team at SLODoCo knows that sometimes, a coffee and donut fix can't wait. That's why they're open 24 hours offering some of the most inventive donuts around. While they may be best known for their baked goods, their coffee selection cannot be overlooked, with fresh espresso offerings and Thai Milk Tea, as well as drip varieties. At the end of the day- what goes better together than coffee and a donut?



Top 5 Reasons to Compete at Miss San Luis Obispo County

Miss San Luis Obispo County is back in early 2018! Wondering why you should sign up today? Follow along as we give you five of our *favorite* reasons to become involved with us and the Miss California Organization

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1. The Sisterhood

There's a saying at Miss California and Miss America- the friends you make here are likely the girls who will stand by your side on your wedding day. The same is true for Miss San Luis Obispo County! Ready to meet smart, talented, driven, community-minded, stylish women just like you? You'll find them here. Sure, you might think that girls who compete in our program are catty or self-centered, but you'll find the opposite to be true. These women are some of the best and brightest in our area, and we'd be honored to count you as one of them!

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2. Perform your talent

Maybe you've been singing since you could talk, or perhaps you've been dancing since you were in diapers. Either way, you've grown to love your performing art and love to share it with the world. Let Miss San Luis Obispo County be your chance to share your talent a little more! Our competition includes a 90 second talent segment worth 30% of your total score. We've seen dancers, singers, ventriloquists, instrumentalists, speed painters, actors, aerialists- the sky is the limit as long as it can be performed on stage!


3. Interview Skills

Want to be comfortable speaking in front of a group? Being interviewed on TV or in film? Or maybe you already are...

However comfortable you are in an interview situation, Miss San Luis Obispo County will help you improve your public speaking skills so that you can effectively share your thoughts, feelings, and passions with the world at large!

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4. Community Service

Love to help others and enjoy being involved in San Luis Obispo County? This is the perfect opportunity for you! 

Miss San Luis Obispo County is an official spokesperson for the Children's Miracle Network and our local affiliate hospital Cottage Children's. Throughout the year, our contestants and winner will raise money for CMN Hospitals and advocate for top patient care for our county's children. Not only that, but Miss San Luis Obispo County also has a community service platform that is near and dear to her heart. Examples of platforms include causes like the Alzheimer's Association, The ASPCA, Charity: Water, Veteran's Advocacy, and more! Whatever cause pulls at your heartstrings is the perfect choice for your community service platform.

5. Style

Rompers? Gowns? Cocktail Dresses? The trendiest outfit from the cutest boutique? Check. Check. Check and CHECK. Whatever looks you love to rock, Miss San Luis Obispo County gives you an avenue to show off your personal sense of style! We're looking for someone who enjoys putting together their favorite ensembles and sharing them via social media, while at an appearance, and on a normal day out and about in the beautiful Central Coast of California! Not so fashion inclined? Fret not, we're here to help! You never know how your styling skills will grow as you expand your horizons!