The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 10 August 2015

Great sandwiches @ Sebastian's, San Simeon (California, USA)

After a relatively short visit to the opulent Hearst Castle, we were famished for lunch. We headed to Sebastian's located nearby to fuel up on food before embarking on the 2.5-hour drive north to Monterey. Sebastian's is a casual eatery that serves sandwiches, burgers and salads in a state historical building that was built in the 1850s. Tables and seating are limited inside, and thankfully a family was finishing up when we arrived and gave us their table. The setting was simple, the service was efficient, and the food was thoroughly enjoyable. Soft drinks, coffee and tea costs US$2.50 with unlimited refills - so I had a (large) cup of coffee, and refilled it before leaving to help me on the long drive to Monterey (it was during this 2-week trip that I developed my unhealthy habit of 4-cups-a-day to help me cope with jet lag, sleep deprivation and the long drives).

Ordered and paid at the counter, and then waited for our number to be called to pick up our food:

The Hearst Winery shares the same space:

Fish Taco (US$6) was piled high with lots of fresh veges. We also got a serve of French Fries (US$3):

Hubby had the Beef Tri Tip Sandwich (US$12). We wanted to try tri tip since the region is known for this cut taken from the bottom of the beef sirloin. Served with pickled onion, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce, this sandwich went down nicely:

I chose the Fish Sandwich (US$10.50) from the daily special board, and requested avocado with it (US$2.50 extra). Can't go wrong with salmon and avocado with tartare sauce in a sandwich:

Sebastian's is a great stop for a meal before or after a visit to Hearst Castle.

442 Slo San Simeon Rd
San Simeon, CA 93452
United States
Tel. +1 805-927-3307

Sebastian's General Store and Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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