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6990 Market Place Dr, Goleta, CA 93117-2997
+1 805-685-2039
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00:00 - 23:59
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Santa Barbara, California
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I go here often on my lunch break from work. I also go here with family and friends both in and out of town. It's a staple if I want something substantial without feeling guilty about what I put in my body. While they do have not so healthy food, their healthy options are unbeatable and the best in Goleta... More 

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Henderson
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Fresh, healthy and good sized portions for the price. The serving is large enough that my wife and I usually just split a single order and are satisfied. I especially like the lemon herb salad dressing. I was told that the dressing is made in house from a recipe of natural herbs and products. It really makes a difference. I... More 

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Thank Readin I W
Agoura Hills, California
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645 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Food tastes great and is healthy too. Lots of selections on menu. Restaurant is very nice with both inside and outside seating. You order at the counter and they bring food to your table. They have a few choices for wine and beer. Their desserts look delicious but I didn't try any. Service is fast and friendly.

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Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Goleta, California
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The Natural Cafe in Goleta moved from the Old Town dowdy location to a fresh and upscale location in the trendy Camino Marketplace one year ago. I have been a regular at both locations for nearly twenty years. The menu selections and food are very good and satisfying, especially for lunch. This is a basic, no frill lunch restaurant where... More 

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Nipomo, California
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

This is one of a chain of natural foods restaurants throughout the 805 area code. The menu was a bit sparse but the food was tasty and clearly made with fresh ingredients. All of the employees appeared to be college students, which is unsurprising considering its location. You can find better natural foods restaurants, but perhaps not in Goleta.

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Thank Tom R
Goleta, California
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294 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

This group of restaurants is known for using natural fresh ingredients. I visited the Goleta location today for lunch and was very pleasantly surprised with the service and quality of the food. There is lots of free parking, you order and then take your # to a table. We sat outside with pleasant weather, there is only a view of... More 

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Thank Cathy M
Santa Ynez, California, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I like the tostada salad with shredded chicken added and a couple of types of their dressing. Overall, this restaurant can be a little starchy for my taste. Not the best food, but filling and a good value. Very nice vibe. I go there all the time.

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Thank Sandy N
Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Natural Cafe in Goleta is a favorite of ours. Everything on their menu is worth a try. My latest fave is their vegetarian cobb salad. It's huge and the choice of dressing is wonderful. I personally like the tahini. The turkey burger is one of the best around.

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Thank Loveworldtravel
Santa Barbara, California
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97 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I have been a customer of the Natural Cafe for years. This new location in Goleta is fantastic. It is clean, well set up, comfortable, and as always the food is fantastic. It is an affordable, healthy restaurant with great service and ample parking. As far as the food goes, there are so many fantastic things on the menu. Vegetable... More 

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Thank Dutchman101
Carmel, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

I'm sorry to say anything bad about this restaurant because I think I may have just had bad luck with choosing the fish tacos. Everyone else dinning there seemed to be happy and the staff was very nice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6990 Market Place Dr, Goleta, CA 93117-2997
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-685-2039

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?