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Handlebar Coffee Roasters

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128 E Canon Perdido Street #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As avid coffee lovers from Australia, this has to be one of the best coffees we have had in the U.S.A. Fantastic. We visited here every morning for our "daily fix"

Thank Paula M
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a huge nation where it seems that for ninety nine percent of the population dirty old drip coffee is just fine and for whom pushing the boat out and treating themselves means a trip to Starbucks for a giant bucket of bitter, burnt, sugary poison, what a relief and a revelation to discover that there is now a coffee... More 

Thank Tim P
Swindon, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

his coffee shop was a great find - it does great coffee and a small range of cakes & pastries (including a good choice for vegans). The inside is big and there's quite a large outside seating area - and it's great for people watching! We saw loads of people on computers, ones having business meetings, surfy dudes, friends meeting... More 

Thank thehippo22
Madrid, Spain
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184 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

They roast on site and have a sweet little patio to the side. This is a can't miss for coffee lovers when in Santa Barbara

Thank Del-Sol0
St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I first visited this quaint little coffee roaster/shop shortly after they opened. A lovely couple purchased it and the quality of the coffee was such a treat. I'm looking forward to going back when I move back to SB soon.

Thank Shelly B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Found this little gem off of trip advisor. I love small quaint coffee shops. The staff was very nice and polite. The bagels were wonderful and the coffee was perfect.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Seattle, Washington
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Loved the coffee here. The place is nice and quiet, off State Street. Cozy sitting area outside. Wonderful place to hang out and enjoy a cup.

Thank flyingkdj
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The matcha latte alone may have made my trip to Santa Barbara. The croissant was the best I have had in the US. The kiddo wanted to come back so get her own croissant since I was hesitant to share. My (very picky) husband had coffee and said it very good.

Thank alatzio
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Delicious. Roasts the coffee beans in the shop in front of you. For something different try the milkshake with coffee. Absolutely amazing

Thank Wrldtravler05
Worcester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Being into bikes, we made a b-line for this cafe and weren't disappointed. Our flat whites were spot on with our request - rich coffee shot with smooth rather than foamy milk. Cakes were moreish. Great atmosphere with serious bike surrounds. They were roasting today so sublime aromas. Highly recommended together with a view from the courthouse tower..

Thank Angela P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Canon Perdido Street #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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