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Natural Cafe

508 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-962-9494
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
508 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is always above average, although it is kind of 'nerdy' food. This is your classic Santa Barbara-health nut type food so don't necessarily expect any sort of comfort food. If you're in the mood for some healthy-feeling food definitely eat here.

Thank Christian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here often and have always been satisfied. Most of the menu is vegetarian, but as a carnivore I can always find things I enjoy the fish tacos, chicken quesadilla, and chicken stir fry. This is a counter-serve restaurant and dining alone is not...More

Thank Ajaiiz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a struggle to find healthy food in the US but this is a good option. We had rice with chicken and vegetables. The food was good and plentiful. I would suggest if you want a quick and easy healthy meal. Not gourmet but good...More

Thank pilotcoupleBrisbane
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

While visiting Santa Barbara with my brother we found this little cafe with vegetarian options and a variety of choices. You grab a menu and stand in line to order your food and then they deliver the food to your table. My brother got the...More

Thank Sheryl L
Reviewed 26 May 2017

You cannot go wrong with this cafe. There is something for eveyone. My fave is the Zen Burger. Go there, you won't regret it.

Thank thefrenchpro
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Walking down the street, we were looking for a light lunch on the road. We were not disappointed. Healthy, light & satisfying. And reasonable $$ wise considering the location.

Thank zapprint
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We had a late lunch here yesterday. I had the Caesar Salad with grilled chicken which I didn't overly enjoy. It had way too much sauce on it and the croutons were really soggy. It came with avocado but it didn't taste very fresh. From...More

Thank yellowcat1990
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I got the Aragula Salad with Salmon, all ingredients were fresh. Salmon was cooked well. If you're just stopping for lunch the half portion is definitely enough! Nice outdoor seating too.

Thank SLGeoghegan
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Cute cafe - pay when you order and they deliver the food to your table. I had a grilled eggplant sandwich on toasted 9 grain with roasted red peppers, feta cheese, pesto and sprouts which they serve with blue chips and salsa. I ate every...More

Thank CaitlynsMom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The food was bland with a lack luster setting. We heard good things about it but we're disappointed. My husband had soup and salad, and I had nachos. Glad we tested it before we decided to take visitors coming this weekend. Healthy and vegatarian doesn't...More

Thank Deborah A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-9494
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