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Natural Cafe Goleta

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6990 Market Place Dr, Goleta, CA 93117-2997
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I go here often on my lunch break from work. I also go here with family and friends both in and out of town. It's a staple if I want something substantial without feeling guilty about what I put in my body. While they do have not so healthy food, their healthy options are unbeatable and the best in Goleta... More 

Thank HoneyLea
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Fresh, healthy and good sized portions for the price. The serving is large enough that my wife and I usually just split a single order and are satisfied. I especially like the lemon herb salad dressing. I was told that the dressing is made in house from a recipe of natural herbs and products. It really makes a difference. I... More 

Thank Readin I W
Agoura Hills, California
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625 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Food tastes great and is healthy too. Lots of selections on menu. Restaurant is very nice with both inside and outside seating. You order at the counter and they bring food to your table. They have a few choices for wine and beer. Their desserts look delicious but I didn't try any. Service is fast and friendly.

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Goleta, California
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank TomSulp
Nipomo, California
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Thank Tom R
Goleta, California
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287 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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 

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.

Thank Sandy N
Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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.

Thank Loveworldtravel
Santa Barbara, California
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97 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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

Thank Sandra H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6990 Market Place Dr, Goleta, CA 93117-2997
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-685-2039

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