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Natural Cafe

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361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-563-1163
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 13
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    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for vegan food

This cafeteria isn't big on ambiance, but if you need a functional place with a pleasing selection of vegan and vegetarian entrees, this is your stop! They also offer a limited selection of beer in a cooler. Water is free from a water cooler. Food comes on plates, not wasteful to-go cartons. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This cafeteria isn't big on ambiance, but if you need a functional place with a pleasing selection of vegan and vegetarian entrees, this is your stop! They also offer a limited selection of beer in a cooler. Water is free from a water cooler. Food comes on plates, not wasteful to-go cartons. I had the soy-ginger tofu with brown rice... More 

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santa barbara ca
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It's the place I go for lunch twice a week. Fresh and lively! They have the system down and are always friendly and happy to see their customers!

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Santa Barbara, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

No matter what, when I eat at Natural I have to get their tofu. It is some of the best sauteed tofu I have ever had. I also am a huge fan of their bread.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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178 reviews 178 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

There is a very good variety of reasonably priced healthy items. The portions are sized so that you do not leave hungry, yet you do not feel stuffed. This location is also very convenient to the movie theater.

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Santa Barbara, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a place I visit quite often. Their food is healthy, and they have a good selection. My favorite is the gobbler burger, one of the best turkey burgers in town. Another favorite of mine is the Baja tacos. Also fantastic! The service is always friendly and quick, never had a bad experience here and been coming here for... More 

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Ashton-under-Lyne, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is such a treat to have so many vegetarian options to choose from. I had the Buddha Burrito and my brother had the stir fry. The portions are ample and the food is fresh and super tasty. The staff were absolutely lovely and although it's not an overly fancy place to eat, it was worth checking out. it was... More 

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San Jose, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have lunch here almost every day when we visit Santa Barbara. The whole family likes the place. For a place that is natural and healthy, and has its fair share of Tofu foods, the food for a guy like me is pretty good. I had the chicken tacos and every time find the chicken to be deliciously marinated. My... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I wish there was one in MA!! I love this place, fresh food, fast service, comfortable and friendly environment.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

You can sit inside or outside have a nice relaxing meal. I took my sandwich back to the office and shared with a co-worker. I like how they give you a lil side of chips and salsa with your sandwich, so good. My co-worker loved it! Great fresh ingredients!

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Medford, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We are here at the recommendation of our hotel because we didn't want fast food. Waking distance from our place (the sandman inn) and not pricey. Good all natural food, smoothies, veggie options and priced not to break the bank. I'd go here again if we were staying in Santa Barbara longer. Worth going to if your staying in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-563-1163

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Healthy
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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