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Natural Cafe Goleta

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6990 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA 93117-3612
805-685-2039
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A Natural Food Restaurant with Great Tasting Food

The Natural Cafe in Goleta moved from the Old Town dowdy location to a fresh and upscale location in the trendy Camino Marketplace one year ago. I have been a regular at both locations for nearly twenty years. The menu selections and food are very good and satisfying, especially for lunch. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
TomSulp
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Goleta, California
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Goleta, California
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

The Natural Cafe in Goleta moved from the Old Town dowdy location to a fresh and upscale location in the trendy Camino Marketplace one year ago. I have been a regular at both locations for nearly twenty years. The menu selections and food are very good and satisfying, especially for lunch. This is a basic, no frill lunch restaurant where... More 

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Thank TomSulp
Nipomo, California
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is one of a chain of natural foods restaurants throughout the 805 area code. The menu was a bit sparse but the food was tasty and clearly made with fresh ingredients. All of the employees appeared to be college students, which is unsurprising considering its location. You can find better natural foods restaurants, but perhaps not in Goleta.

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Thank Tom R
Goleta, California
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266 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This group of restaurants is known for using natural fresh ingredients. I visited the Goleta location today for lunch and was very pleasantly surprised with the service and quality of the food. There is lots of free parking, you order and then take your # to a table. We sat outside with pleasant weather, there is only a view of... More 

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Thank Cathy M
Santa Ynez, California, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I like the tostada salad with shredded chicken added and a couple of types of their dressing. Overall, this restaurant can be a little starchy for my taste. Not the best food, but filling and a good value. Very nice vibe. I go there all the time.

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Thank Sandy N
Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Natural Cafe in Goleta is a favorite of ours. Everything on their menu is worth a try. My latest fave is their vegetarian cobb salad. It's huge and the choice of dressing is wonderful. I personally like the tahini. The turkey burger is one of the best around.

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Thank Loveworldtravel
Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I have been a customer of the Natural Cafe for years. This new location in Goleta is fantastic. It is clean, well set up, comfortable, and as always the food is fantastic. It is an affordable, healthy restaurant with great service and ample parking. As far as the food goes, there are so many fantastic things on the menu. Vegetable... More 

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Thank Dutchman101
Carmel, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I'm sorry to say anything bad about this restaurant because I think I may have just had bad luck with choosing the fish tacos. Everyone else dinning there seemed to be happy and the staff was very nice

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Thank Sandra H
Goleta, California
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'm so very happy with this change in location. There is plenty of free parking in the expansive parking lot, and the new location seems to be much cleaner. I really enjoy the fish special, a healthy delicious alternative to many of the other food choices available at most restaurants.

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Calif.
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Wonderful place for healthy food at reasonable prices! They have a good variety to choose from. I enjoy their salads, but I mix it up a bit sometimes with a stir fry with brown rice and vegis or one of the specials! I've never had a bad meal at the Natural! Everything is tasty and fresh and natural of course!

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Thank j9calgal
Palm Desert,CA
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167 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One of the few natural food cafes in Goleta. I always have a delicious healthy meal here. Located in Old Town Goleta. Great for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6990 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA 93117-3612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-685-2039

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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