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Paso Robles
Paso Robles was lacking,” Schmit said. “So, all of this came about on accident, really. We’d been to a few tiki restaurants in the past and they were really cool and super fun, but it was never on our radar for this to be a business for us in Paso until those first few weeks of the tiki bar at Pappy’s.”
After extensive research and learning the history behind all things tiki, the cousins discovered tiki has a huge following, with people traveling all over in search of tiki bars. With Cane Tiki Room being situated right off the 101 be- tween L.A. and San Francisco, their hope is for locals and visitors to the area to stop by and join the fun.
Authentic details
Schmit and Larkin are known for their attention to detail to ensure authenticity at each of their establishments. True to the tiki theme, every inch of this cool, in- spired space is artistically decorated and the vibe just screams fun, tropi- cal excitement.
“We sourced about 50 percent of our décor from the owners of
a true tiki paradise warehouse
in Whittier called Oceanic Arts,” Schmit said. “You’ll see really cool artifacts from New Guinea and Fiji, puffer fish imported from Thailand,
Tahitian lamps, and more at Cane Tiki Room.”
The rest of the décor was de- signed and crafted by the owners of Daniels Wood Land in Paso Robles.
Known for their elaborate wood creations, twin brothers Ron and John Daniels host the Wood Kings television show and have created designs for Disney theme parks, movie sets, and various entertain- ment venues.
“We went over to chat with them and one of their offices is ac- tually a recreation of the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disney,” Schmit said. “They love tiki! We are excited for people to see their carvings, custom lights, chandeliers, and water fountains at Cane Tiki Room. This is really high-quality work, the level of detail they put into their pieces are just extraordinary.”
Exotic food and drink menus
General manager Jeff Kennedy and kitchen manager Marta Bejar oversee a friendly, professional staff dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Indoor seating includes the bar area, booths, and an upper bamboo room built to mimic a Hawaiian palapa.
         created by
experienced and skilled chef
Antonio Varia
EMPORIO ALLE PIA 8390 EL CAMINO REAL
Antipasti, hand crafted pastas and generous main courses featuring the area’s freshest seasonal ingredients. desserts such as tiramisu or gelato.
 NORTHERN ITALIAN CUISINE
                      Paso Robles 805.237.0600 943 SPRING ST.
San Luis Obispo 805.545.8000 1037 MONTEREY ST.
ATASCADERO LUNCH: MON-FRI 11:30-2:30 805.461.6800 DINNER: SUN-THU 5:30-9:30, FRI & SAT 5:30-10:00
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