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Handlebar Coffee Roasters

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128 E Canon Perdido Street #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best cappuccino in town @ Handlebar

this was the best cappuccino we had in Santa Barbara. great taste and great attention to detail. Very friendly service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

this was the best cappuccino we had in Santa Barbara. great taste and great attention to detail. Very friendly service.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had tried another of the coffee places in Santa Barbara the day before and it wasn't bad. But husband wanted to try the other place on my list (Handlebar - because yes, I made a list of coffee places ahead of time. We live in Seattle, after all, coffee is kind of a thing) we decided to try it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A few baked goods are available but come here for the coffee. Lattes are excellent and both the indoor and outdoor space are relaxing for sitting or chatting. Clean and stylish interior. In the two hours I chilled here from nearly noon to nearly two the line was nearly always at least 4 people long. Great option, worth the walk... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

From the photos I was expecting this shop to be quite small, but both the inside and especially the shared patio are quite spacious. The smell of roasting coffee wafted out the door as I walked up. The friendly roaster greeted me - his machine was right next to the door. I had the Ethiopian and tried the Gibraltar (2oz... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We stopped by and had a cold brew. Delicious coffee and friendly staff. Because the place roasts the beans, the smell inside is amazing. Lots of seats inside and out. Great atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great coffee, roasted in house, nice atmosphere in summer. If you're after some lunch though, there aren't meals here, but very tasty snacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The latte is very smooth and rich - one of the best brews around Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hands down the best coffee in Santa Barbara. I have been going a lot lately and always great vibes and product consistency. I love how they roast their coffee right in front of the shop!

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great coffee, the best baguettes in Santa Barbara, and service with a smile. What else can you ask for?

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Aaron O, Owner at Handlebar Coffee Roasters, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Santa Barbara is an outdoor town, so Handlebar is a great place to go when looking to meet someone for coffee and wanting some time in the sun as well. The place is not very large, but has both indoor seating and an outdoor patio. Coffee is good and prepared as you desire, but to me, the space invites create... More 

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Thank you for stopping by! We really appreciate it! Enjoy your summer! Kim More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 E Canon Perdido Street #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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