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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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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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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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Hemet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went here for a birthday dinner. We all had the Chicken Ceaser Salad. The chicken had real good flavor and was not a piece of rubber. Very good. They had a good selection of soft drinks, I had a cream soda and it reminded me of a time gone bye. After we placed our order someone came out from... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Natural Cafe

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

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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?