- A small portion dish that is served to complement and enhance the taste of the drink and to provide the backdrop for a social gathering.
We love food, wine and culture. Through working in the wine industry, studying abroad and personal travels to cities and countrysides around the world, we have brought together the elements of our most memorable experiences to create MEZE. Located in San Luis Obispo's Historic Railroad District neighborhood, MEZE offers locals and visitors a retreat to enjoy food, wine and socializing.
Our philosophy is simple: We are infatuated with unique foods and obscure wines, which inspired us to create a specialty market. The market is our pantry for the food, wine and ingredients used in the café. Together they offer the community a place to cultivate flavorful experiences.
- Dozens of cheese from around the globe
- A large selection of domestic + imported charcuterie
- Ready to go sandwiches + salads
- Over a hundred wines in the market and the “Vault”
- Grocery: crackers, jams, bulk fruits and nuts, unique oils and vinegars, chocolates, coffees, kitchen wares and fresh bread baked and delivered daily
Take a seat at the bar and enjoy the open kitchen or at a table in the windows looking out to Madonna Mountain and our beautiful neighborhood. Choose from an international selection of wines by the glass, on tap [yes, we have wine in kegs] or by the bottle. And pair your wine with our Meze [menu changes daily, sometimes twice], cheese, charcuterie and seasonal offerings. Our menu transforms the specialties found in the market + deli into our MEZE where every item is prepared fresh to order. We pride ourselves in using organic sustainable products whenever possible and supporting responsible SLOW FOOD farmers and producers.What you'll taste ->
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After all wine is why we are here. We love wine. We drink wine. We love wine a lot and we drink it a lot. Our extensive wine shop features rare and obscure wines from all over the world [including many from our backyard, those you have grown to love]. You can always expect around 20 – 30 wines available by the glass – red, white, rose and sparkling. Bottles from our shop may also be uncorked at market price for an $8 fee. We are known for great prices on our wines and if there is something special you are looking for we can help you find it [we like to call ourselves wine foragers]. Don’t forget buying 6+ bottles gets you a 10% discount and delivery is free in San Luis Obispo with any case purchase and a nominal $8 anywhere in the county with a case purchase.
"Small dishes" with profound flavor from kefta and saganaki to marinated olives or tortilla española are just a small example of the unique 'Meze' found on our café menu featuring the ingredients available in Meze Market.
Cheese + Charcuterie + Accoutrements
We have over 30 cheeses from all over the world on our list and in our deli every day. Our choices range from the familiar to the obscure, mild to strong, fresh to washed to blue. Pairing each cheese with its perfect condiment is something we have way too much fun doing. We have discovered hundreds of perfect pairings, including a variety of honeys, nuts, compotes, jams, pickles, nuts, herbs, pastes, candies, cookies and cakes. We also love eclectic charcuteries and feature over a dozen different cured meats here in the market and in the café.
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- 1880 Santa Barbara Ave. Suite 130
Open Monday - Saturday