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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Good Food & Gluten Free Options

Both of us are gluten-free diners and were thrilled with the menu that includes many GF options including dessert! The service was a bit slow at first (a waitress had not shown up for work, so part of the restaurant tables sat empty and the other waitresses were spread thin). But it picked up once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Ht0wn_Traveler
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Houston, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Seattle
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My veggie husband had the reuban and was thrilled. I had a salad and was less than impressed. But it wasn't a bad place. And if you are vegetarian, you'll be happy to fine this granola-ish veggie restaurant right in the middle of town.

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I sat at the bar to eat and the waitress was great. A little bit of conversation which is perfect. Ravioli was excellent. Had a sample of the Cherry Lemonade slush drink and I would go back for that. Overall great dinner.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Both of us are gluten-free diners and were thrilled with the menu that includes many GF options including dessert! The service was a bit slow at first (a waitress had not shown up for work, so part of the restaurant tables sat empty and the other waitresses were spread thin). But it picked up once we were seated and had... More 

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?