I recently visited the Atascadero supercharger. So far this supercharger is my favorite of all of those that I have visited. The supercharger is conveniently located just of Highway 101 in central California in the small town of Atascadero. The actual charging stations are located behind a bank. I’m not crazy about having to back into the parking space but over time I am sure this will become more natural.
I like this supercharger because there are a lot of dining options. The Tesla Motors’ web site lists six: Starbucks, Denny’s, Subway, Cold Stone Creamery, Que Pasa and Round Table Pizza. On my two visits, I ate at two separate independent restaurants I found on yelp. A short walk to the northwest on Traffic Way is a restaurant called Fig, and to the southeast a restaurant called Thai Elephant. Both were high quality restaurants and well worth the extra walk.
A second reason I like Atascadero is that I found the locals to be extremely friendly both in the restaurants and at the superchargers. The superchargers are located in the path of the drive-up window at Rabobank. I think a lot of locals have been curious about them as they routinely drive by the location. I had several people stop and ask me about the car.