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Natural Cafe Goleta

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6990 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA 93117-3612
805-685-2039
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great "home away from home" natural restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Santa Ynez, California, United States
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  • Families with children
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Santa Ynez, California, United States
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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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Carmel, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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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Goleta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'm so very happy with this change in location. There is plenty of free parking in the expansive parking lot, and the new location seems to be much cleaner. I really enjoy the fish special, a healthy delicious alternative to many of the other food choices available at most restaurants.

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Calif.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Wonderful place for healthy food at reasonable prices! They have a good variety to choose from. I enjoy their salads, but I mix it up a bit sometimes with a stir fry with brown rice and vegis or one of the specials! I've never had a bad meal at the Natural! Everything is tasty and fresh and natural of course!

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Palm Desert,CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One of the few natural food cafes in Goleta. I always have a delicious healthy meal here. Located in Old Town Goleta. Great for lunch.

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

You order at the counter and they bring your food to you. The food is on the healthier side but you can still get some delicious food. The prices are a little high, at least for a college student but its not expensive.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We've eaten here several times when visiting our daughter who is a student at UCSB. The food is on the healthy side and reasonably priced. The staff is pleasant and the place has a relaxing atmosphere. Nothing fancy, just a reliably good spot for lunch or dinner. We all love the grilled vegetables here.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We love this place. The smoothies were all fruit. The grilled veggie sandwhich was piled high with fresh, perfectly seasoned ingredients. Not fancy, reasonably priced, easy to find/park, and pleasant staff. We liked it 15 years ago when we lived in the area. And like it just as much now when we visited.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6990 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA 93117-3612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-685-2039

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?