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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

3052 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3312
805-569-1809
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Ranked #159 of 428 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Californian, Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The coffee-drinker chooses this when in SB; and I can vouch for the peppermint 'tea'. And their staff are cheery, which always helps.

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São Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

At the intersection of State and La Vina streets. As all Coffee Bean stores: good products and very good service.

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Santa Barbara, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Good service, good coffee. Very friendly staff, very relaxing. Good place to take a rest from a busy day.

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Hong Kong, China
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171 reviews 171 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed a few days in Santa Barbara and got my breakfast here each day. On the first day, I discovered jalapeno bagels - my life will never be the same again, and there's a hole in my existence now that I've moved back to Hong Kong and can't eat them any more! On the second day, the barista remembered my... More

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Novato, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Great coffee and mini bear claws. Right across the street from where we were staying. Newspaper, coffee and morning snack - Yum

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Taylor Ridge, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great place to get your coffee fix and people watch. They have a nice outdoor dining area with plenty of seating. Nice selection of pastries and breakfast sandwiches and lunch sandwiches. We made a morning stop here for breakfast and also picked up sandwiches to take along for a wine country picnic. Sandwiches are large! We all thought we could... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I've reported it again and again but your employees at THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF COMPANY 3052 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA Store # 72 Lellani Whitman, General Manager continue to remain UNCARING ABOUT THE FEDERAL LEGAL RIGHT OF DISABLED HUMANS We came up to the store to have a coffee before we shop across the street,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We use this coffee shop everyday while visiting in Santa Barbara for 2 - 3 weeks every-year. The baristas are friendly and make wonderful lattes. Sometimes it gets busy so not it's not always fast, but there must be a reason why so many people get their coffee here. There is nice outdoor seating with a fireplace, and also indoor... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I used to go there at night, and take advantage of the free wi-fi. It's fun to sit outside at night, next to the big fireplace. The drinks are all good, the service is the best.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Coffee shops in California seem to be open around the clock, and CB&TL opened every day at 5:30 am (new year's day at 6:00). Small but very friendly people, excellent coffee and sweets, all around great place to hang out for awhile.

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