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Handlebar Coffee Roasters

128 E Canon Perdido Street #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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East Setauket, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

May be the best coffee in America. Cappuccino was outstanding. Full, bold and not a bitter note anywhere. Do not Miss!

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Rockford, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Every time I'm in Santa Barbara, I get my Cappuccino as many times as possible at Handlebar. The owner is friendly, knowledgeable and makes a great cup of cappuccino. They roast their own beans and, of course, I buy that as well to take home. Great place and I love the small, independent atmosphere

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Best coffee spot in Santa Barbara. Muddy Waters is good too but I prefer it here. Strong coffee, very pleasant staff.

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I'm not opposed to Starbucks, per se, but they really need to learn something from great coffee shops like Handlebar Coffee Roasters. I went out of my way to come here after seeing them profiled in AAA magazine alongside my favorite local coffee place, Portola Coffee Lab (located in OC). I LOVE Portola, so my expectations were high for this... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I love the small but neat, modern & convenient store located in the right spot in SB. the owners are amazing and attention is always great and you feel that they enjoy what they do and you can tell when you sip their amazing coffee. I love their latter but their espresso with milk resembles any coffee in italy,Spain or... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stopped by this café on a trip up the coast from L.A through to Big Sur. We'd seen reviews on here so planned to stop for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The place was pretty busy by the time we got there at about 10am, clearly the place to be on a Sunday, especially for cyclists! The coffee was... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What's better than a combination of great coffee and hard-core cycling? Well worth the slight detour off of State Street!

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Goleta, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've been coming here since they opened. We love to support local business, and the coffee is great. Just stopped in again today to meet a business associate, nice casual site for a little informal business meeting outside of the office. Stop in and enjoy.

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Austin, TX
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was my go-to coffee shop during this summer's SB visit. I didn't explore the menu, usually just getting a brewed coffee to get my day going, but I really like the shop. There's a guy hand roasting coffee in the entranceway every morning, and he says Hi to you when you walk in. The brewed coffee is different every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place makes delicious coffee, welcomes all its customers- even new ones and provides a very friendly, welcoming environment. The owners ( both ex-professional cyclists) take great care to produce high quality coffee and in excellent service. Great tables outside with views of the mountains. Not to be missed! We wish it was where we lived.

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Additional Information about Handlebar Coffee Roasters

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

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