3055 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 687-6636
Fax: (805) 682-6750
3055 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93105
- Phone: (805) 687-6636
- Fax: (805) 682-6750
Bars & Cafes
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in 22 countries.
A Santa Barbara favorite, this cafe offers delicious hot and cold sandwiches, wonderful salads, some of the best burgers in town, and one of the best breakfast recipes in town.
At the Opal Restaurant and Bar you will not only find consistency but also innovation. The team work of the staff is a genuine surprise. Even during peak hours, the care and hospitality displayed is very heart warming. The menu is a smart mix of American culture infused with Asian tastes. The menu offers delicacies like smoked chicken and avocado sandwich, grilled chicken scallopini rolled with goat cheese and pesto and the best of all bacon wrapped slow roasted free range chicken coq au vin. Deserts include French vanilla bean creme brulee, dark chocolate pecan tart and tiramisu to name a few. Also sample the wine in stock at Opal Restaurant and Bar. This is one place you just cannot miss!
With a cool, relaxed environment and tons of goodies to choose from, Crushcakes Cupcakery is sure to delight dessert fans and anyone with a sweet tooth. The bakery, which also has two nearby locations in Carpinteria and Isla Vista, specializes in cupcakes but also offers baked goods like scones, lemon bars and croissants, as well as hearty breakfast and lunch options. Come here for a guilt-free sweet fix, as most of the produce and ingredients are locally grown or organic.
Bouchon stands by its claim of using fresh ingredients, which is reflected in its contemporary cuisine. Their huge collection of wines comprises of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Red Rhones, Cabarnets etc. The restaurant swears by their bourbon & maple glazed duck, pacific ahi tuna, molten-center chocolate cakes, venison loin and tarte tatin. The service is professional and the best part is that your server can advise you on the food and wine most suitable to your tastes. Their seasonal dishes are to die for. Every dish is a perfect balance of tastes and textures and leaves a great taste, which you are likely not to forget soon.
In a town full of music lovers, SOhO fills an essential niche, live music seven nights a week. The only venue of its kind in the area, this is the perfect combination of great food, a fun bar scene, and great music. Dine on California fare like gourmet pizzas and pastas, fresh seafood and steaks, complemented by a carefully selected (primarily local) wine list. A favorite stopping point for touring musicians en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco, this intimate venue has attracted artists such as (then rising star) Jack Johnson, Kenny Loggins, and Reggae Legends Alpha Blondie. So come hungry, bring your dancing shoes, and let the good times roll!
This popular eatery is stylish southern cooking at it's finest. A local breakfast hot spot, lunch and dinner are equally satisfying. Try out Mom's Pumpkin Oatmeal Waffle with Caramelized Bananas, Candied Pecans & Real Maple Syrup, and you'll feel like you are at the home on the farm with fresh squeezed orange juice served in jam jars. For something a little more down home, try the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich for lunch, or for an evening out step it up a notch with Blackened Molasses Organic Salmon with Spinach, White Bean, Andouille Sausage Sauté. Don't forget to try a side of Fried Green Tomatoes!
Enjoy late-night tapas and drinks in an intimate and rustic environment at Milk & Honey. Located only steps away downtown's major attractions. This restaurant has become a popular go-to spot for brunches, romantic dinners and night-outs. Must-try's on the menu include Gambas Alcazar, Mexican Sliders, Flauta Yucateca, Apple A La Mode and the Avocado Hummus. The drinks line-up is also quite impressive with vodkas, whiskey, tequila, gin and rum cocktails.
The Arts & Letters Cafe has been popular with the locals for the past 20 years for its delicious food and lovely outdoor dining experience. The restaurant is only open for lunch throughout the year, seven days a week, serving traditional Californian cuisine with special attention on local seafood. They only use organic products in their food and have a good selection of California Wines in their full bar and an espresso bar for all you coffee lovers. Nestled in the historic Arts District in downtown Santa Barbara, it is set in a delightful courtyard. This private courtyard is an open garden made in the traditional Spanish and Mexican walled gardens with a fountain in the center, filling the garden with its sight and the soothing sound of water. Alongside the Courtyard is the De Forest Gallery, a warm gallery with a full bar which hold regular exhibitions and ideal for meetings and a quick getaway. Finally, you can choose to dine at the Front Porch, which is a cozy little place to enjoy your delectable lunch and get engrossed in the bustling street scene of Santa Barbara's gallery row. This alluring cafe will surely entice you with its gorgeous ambience and sublime food. Enjoy!
Whether it is a relaxing glass of wine, a business lunch, a romantic dinner or dessert and cappuccino, Aldo's is the place for you. They have excellent Italian fare and they do it with personal care. Some of the mouth watering dainty dishes offered are Greek salad, grilled veggies on onion focaccia, fettuccine alfredo (cheesy and tasty), shrimp scampi and of course Garfield's favourite lasagna Bolognese. They also have a long list of wines to choose from which you can sample with generous amounts of cheese. You can also hold parties and events. Their dining room and heated patio will be all yours.
If you are in the mood for some rich and hearty Italian food in a warm environment, Palazzio is your destination. Famous for its warm garlic rolls, make sure not to eat too many as the pasta portions are huge! The menu is divided by various pasta shapes. If you are craving for something creamy, try the Penne Roasted Italian Sausage in a smoky cream sauce, or in case of a lighter option you can try the Capelinni Shrimp with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, and garlic in a white wine butter sauce. They also serve red and white wines and a delectable selection of dolci so leave room for desert. They don't take reservations, so get there early and put your name on the list at the earliest possible.
Wine Cask Restaurant—the name itself sounds refreshing and holds a promise to serve quality food. The restaurant is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's historic El Paseo. You enter through a secluded garden courtyard into a dramatic dining room. This room is considered for years as 'the most beautiful in Santa Barbara'. As the name suggests Wine Cask is renowned for the different types of wines it has to offer—Burgundy, France, Italy. To top this, the choice of delicacies they have to offer is also huge. Wine Cask also offers banquet/private rooms, bar dining, patio/outdoor dining, personal wines welcome and lots more. Their motto is excellent quality, service beyond the usual and customer satisfaction. They totally live up to these and more.