Named for a big black and yellow cat who kept the construction crew company more than 25 years ago, Fat Cats is a local Avila Beach favorite. There's a cozy diner-style interior for those rare blustery days or chilly mornings, and an inviting outdoor patio, both with views of the ocean just steps away. The menu features terrific house-made diner fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and fresh seafood choices as well-like lobster ravioli and local sand dabs. If you have a favorite fat cat at home, bring in a photo to add to the board. There's plenty of fat cat pin-ups there, so they'll be in good company. Call (805) 595-2204 or visit fatcatscafe.com for a full menu.