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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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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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
Great breakfast @ Santa Barbara

Best time to come is after checking out sunrise at Stearns Wharf @ 6:30 am and then have breakfast @ 7 ish ,,,, something simple to start the day ... Cappuccino and Croissant :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Florham Park, New Jersey
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Florham Park, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Best time to come is after checking out sunrise at Stearns Wharf @ 6:30 am and then have breakfast @ 7 ish ,,,, something simple to start the day ... Cappuccino and Croissant :)

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I wish these guys would open up two or three more locations. When they first started there were small lines and you could get some of the best coffee drinks you ever had in your life in just a few minutes. Now you need a book to read waiting in line to order. They have gotten such great reviews, all... More 

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a great little coffeehouse that's a bit off the beaten track of State Street in Santa Barbara. My friend and I were getting overheated after a strenuous morning of shopping, so we opted to have the Espresso milkshakes. Wow. They are made with the fabulous McDonnell's (?) ice cream and are seriously good. The atmosphere brought me right... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The chai was delicious. The service fast and friendly. Buzzing with a hip vibe. Definitely a place where the locals hang out.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nothing cooler than standing in line to order your coffee while they roast the coffee next to you. It was awesome to see the beans being roasted in the same space as folks enjoying the brewed coffee. I had a regular coffee and it tasted awesome. I would suspect that the next level espresso drinks are even more fantastic. Great... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were on holiday in Santa Barbara, all the way from the UK, and stumbled across this cafe whilst trying to find a parking space. So glad we did! It's a little removed from State Street, the main area in Santa B, but well worth seeking out. Really good coffee and extremely nice staff. Very warm and welcoming. And very... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to spend time enjoying that first or mid morning cup of coffee. Charming indoor and outdoor areas. Absolutely the best coffee in Santa Barbara and served by the owners who are especially friendly and knowledgeable.

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Antioch, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stepped inside and immediately noticed people to the left sitting on long benches; thought I was at the Apple Genius bar with all those Macs on the tables. I ordered 2 vanilla lattes and 2 chocolate croissants and found a table outside where the environment was nice and relaxing. SB has many independent coffee shops, and this place was a... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I cannot get tired of this place in SB. their coffee is so tasty, not burned, with a mix of spanish/italian style that i love. They have great pastry too, some even gluten Free. They are "The coffee place" in Santa Bárbara. Also well located and you can sit At a table outside or ride and park your bike At... More 

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

Wow! "Thank you" for the great review! It's easy with great customers coming through the doors every day! Hope to see you soon! Kim and Aaron More 

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I walked a round Santa Barbara searching for this shop - it's just a wee bit off the main stretch (thankfully we stopped and asked for directions). The shop has a really cool and chic vibe. Made very good Americanos - don't think the best i've ever had (we have a fabulous local coffee shop that's still... 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: Coffee Shop
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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