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Spa Cafe

Vegetarian, Healthy
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8301 Hollister Ave., Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    5 of 5 stars
relaxing way to start your day

Love the Spa cafe. Sitting outside next to the pool listening to the beautiful music is a great way to kick off your day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love the Spa cafe. Sitting outside next to the pool listening to the beautiful music is a great way to kick off your day.

Thank RMFrech
West Covina, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Good menu, location and relaxation after a good workout. Very Healthy food and person should experience with good healthy food

Thank Mayank S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

nice place to go and have a great cup of coffee ,read the paper and enjoy a nice morning on the patio. the stuff is nice and accommodating, nice to have a smiley face in the morning :)

Thank art4me65
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We dined here with a group of 10 for Thanksgiving Dinner. A few of the group had been to the cafe in the past for meals and so we though it would be a great idea for the group to have a 'family style' dinner on Thanksgiving. The 'family style' sounded great as we had 3 small kids and one... More 

Thank RunnerAkl
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We dined here several times during our four-night stay at Bacara. The menu features creative items with fresh ingredients including smoothies. The menu items are so enticing I had something different every time I dined there. The only downfall is the lack of server/hostess presence upon arrival. Each time we dined we had to wait for someone to seat us... More 

Thank Denise A
Ventura, CA
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The food here is tasty and healthy, served in a relaxing, lovely setting. The edamame dumplings were full of flavor and the stone fruit salad was so fresh.

Thank Amyandco
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is an upscale dining establishment not a casual cafe. The food is fabulous! I had the California Eggs Benedict for breakfast and it was delicious. My favorite thing was the Corn Veloute with crab and burnt egg yolk that I had for dinner. I could have eaten bowl after bowl. It was so creamy and tasty and the crab... More 

Thank Diane E
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Pleasant quiet spot. Food was tasty though spa size portions. $18 for 2 small waffles was a bit mean.

Thank dave820
Yorba Linda, California
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Informal cafe overlooking the pools. We ate there the evening of arrival so we did not have to leave the resort. The menu was small but the food was tasty. You have to be a mountain goat to climb the hill after eating, so it's a good way to burn off calories.

Thank YorbaLindaStar
Santa Monica
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Food decent, service average. The Bistro down by the pool is more enjoyable, better food and service

Thank terrenita

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8301 Hollister Ave., Bacara Resort & Spa, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-968-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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