Wunderbar! the number of authentic German restaurants in California is probably down to fewer than the fingers on a hand - so many have died with German food a tough sell - amazing SLO now has one that is the real deal - if you want not just well prepared and authentic German food, but much fresher and high quality selection than a pub, this is the place. - the atmosphere is a cross between modern neighborhood pub and the local German town restaurant. It all starts with the food - the selection is representative of your local German/Austrian town café/restaurant/pub selection and VERY high quality - Spaztel, Schnitzle, & a number of wurst varieties, saurerkraut, cabbage salad & potato salad right out of Salzburg or Munich - every one we have tried so far was very good. the Pretzelbrot (pretzel like bread ) is a great addition for a few of the sandwiches. Schnitzel is spot on - came with lemon as it should, and the haus salat with it was fantastic. The beer selection like the food is not vast but a good variety, 10 or so offered with a couple of rotators, from 0.4 up to a ONE LITER if you could handle that much (I can't), and it's served COLD (unlike a couple of SLO's more 'popular' destinations) and with the obligatory thick head off the tap. Desert was wunderbar !-Apfelstrudel is superb - paired with cinn/vanilla ice cream. I can't wait to try the home-made chocolate cake apparently made by Beda. ok, for just a one item (being a stickler here) that would make it over the top for me - would love to have the option to have my strudel paired with fresh cream (even though I love the ice cream they paired with it). German restaurants that were close to authentic in Long Beach, Santa Barbara, & Palo Alto have long since closed - we didn't even think we'd ever get a restaurant like this without maybe going to the Hofbrauhaus in Vegas. Sure hope this place sticks - reasonable, and a nice happy hour selection as well if one wants to sample some of the offerings. Oh, and the pommes fries option - they do French fries better than you'll find anywhere in slo. I can't say enough good things about this place - it's top notch.