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Sojourner Cafe

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134 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2225
805-965-7922
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A bit of history

I have been going here since 1979 The Sojourner has stood the test of time. Not many places show the history of the 70's With great Vegetarian cuisine. Good soups, sandwiches coffees all on the menu, you can even fine a little chicken and fish if you need protein. Desserts are gluten and sugar free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Steven A
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Santa Clarita, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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Santa Clarita, California, United States
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been going here since 1979 The Sojourner has stood the test of time. Not many places show the history of the 70's With great Vegetarian cuisine. Good soups, sandwiches coffees all on the menu, you can even fine a little chicken and fish if you need protein. Desserts are gluten and sugar free if need be but lack... More 

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Santa Barbara
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

There's a news article this week about the sojourner and how they're worried they might have to close. The owners blame the recession. Here's a newsflash--the recession is over and the problem is the food. The tempeh Reuben tastes like soap and all the veggies are basically raw. I'm all for not over cooking veggies, but do something to them.... More 

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Santa Barbara
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We go to the Sojourner because no matter what you order it is fresh produce and fruit, and a great menu of health dishes every time. Thank you for your years of well thought out dishes.

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place is reminiscent of restaurants that opened back in the 60's. It serves very good vegetarian food in a place that feels authentic. This is not a new place. They don't have the latest cutting edge recipes. They have tasty, well-tested choices. The place gets a fair amount of locals as it is off the main drag. It is... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Yay! Vegan options! Husband had the Ruben, I had the tomato and avocado sandwich. The side of pasta salad was amazing, and our entrees were fantastic. Bonus: no crowds, great service.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went to this place last night with family. We were visiting Santa Barbara for the day. We loved it. My favorite was the cornbread dish. I had the lasagna which was also good. We did try dessert. I liked raspberry walnut dish. I did try the carrot cake but I found it to be dry. Definitely stop at this... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had sweet yam soup, vegetable lasagna and chili tempeh tacos. I expected the chili tempeh tacos and lasagna to be a little more flavorful. But we loved the sweet yam soup. It is a vegan soup and is the perfect choice for the winter.

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Sainte-Therese, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

After a long day of traveling we arrived at our hotel in Santa Barbara. Tired didn't want to go out to far for diner so we stopped at Sojourner a few blocks from our marvelous hotel Spanish Garden Inn not knowing what to expect....The BEST Toscane Tomato soup ever! We went back for lunch the next day and tried the... More 

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Love the Soj. Feels like I'm back in the 60s/70s and in a very good way. The food is fresh and healthy. Soups are wonderful. Well, really everything is pretty great. Love the fresh veggie juices and the vibe.

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Again another great veg place in Santa Barbara. We happened on it by accident.. "Siri, show us nearby vegetarian restaurants." Parking was a little tricky but we managed. Food was excellent. I had the Reuben sandwich. My wife had the club. Both delicious. The container for the salsa was too small to dip the chip in, but it was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-965-7922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Café, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?