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Arts & Letters Cafe - CLOSED

7 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2704
+1 805-730-1463
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
10 Mar 2015
“Hidden Jewel”
3 Mar 2015
“Really wonderful fresh food!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mediterranean
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7 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2704
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

This is a lovely location where you sit in the small courtyard at the back. Very consistent good salads and in the middle of the shopping area!

Thank Frederika881
Reviewed 10 October 2012

We stopped in Santa Barbara for Sunday lunch while on a road trip north. Picking this at random, my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised at the entire experience. The food was wonderful and artfully presented. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. The...More

Thank Bill32999
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Lovely little venue; makes you feel all sorts of sophisticated coming in past the art gallery! Went for a three-generation lunch and everyone from the 8 year old on up had a lovely time. Good food, nice wine list, excellent service, lovely location!

Thank SloBear
Reviewed 26 May 2012

This place is just off State Street but off the normal tourist route because it is in a classical Santa Barbara courtyard behind an art gallery. Fabulous fountain in the courtyard and both indoor and outdoor seating. Food is interesting and very good. A great...More

Thank Waterwoman19
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Fantastic food. Tucked in behind an art gallery, so you get a double treat by going there.

1  Thank barbaraa822
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Very pleasant place with sheltered outdoor dining (in small garden) for lunch; centrally located.

Thank GrannyA
Reviewed 21 February 2012

You have to walk through a small art gallery to get to this delightful sun dappled hidden courtyard, with a small fountain bubbling merrily in the middle. Wonderful food, outstanding service, a beautiful retreat. Lunch only.

Thank Susanbunny_8
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Café Quick Facts: 1. Restaurant Website: http://www.artsandletterscafe.com/wordpress/ 2. Parking: Some free street parking…Paid parking garage steps away (with first 75 minutes free) 3. Lunch only: Mon - Sun 1100-1430 4. Indoor and outdoor courtyard seating 5. menu selection (menu available on their website) 6. service...More

Thank spontaneoustrip
Reviewed 30 January 2012

My wife and I have eaten at the Arts and Letters Cafe many times and always had a good experience. The food is high quality and the setting is very pleasant. We always eat in the outdoor garden area, which has a fountain in the...More

1  Thank Californian382
Reviewed 27 January 2012

My girlfriends and I have met for lunch here often over the years. I've enjoyed specialties like the pumpkin soup, and the seafood salad. The outdoor patio seating in the back is pleasantly removed from the bustle of town, and it's always worth a wander...More

1  Thank speriam0
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2704
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1463
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