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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Californian, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop
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3052 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3312
805-569-1809
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent drinks and service

The baristas are always helpful and friendly here and are happy to make suggestions if you want to try somewhere new. The coffee and teas are creative and delicious and they have both healthy food options (try the new hummus, dolma, and olive snack pack or a wrapped sandwich) and sweet treats such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shelby, Montana
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277 reviews 277 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A nice old coffee shoppe has been around for years. A lot of selection in teas, coffees and snacks. There is a nice patio where you can watch the world go by.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The baristas are always helpful and friendly here and are happy to make suggestions if you want to try somewhere new. The coffee and teas are creative and delicious and they have both healthy food options (try the new hummus, dolma, and olive snack pack or a wrapped sandwich) and sweet treats such as mini donuts and scones. The only... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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236 reviews 236 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 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 [--], 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3052 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-569-1809

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop

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