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Handlebar Coffee Roasters

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128 E Canon Perdido St Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2294
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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coffee can be had in many places in SB. During our two week visit there we tried several and enjoyed them all. Then we tried Handlebar, and the search we didn't know we were conducting ended immediately. Handlebar, with its outdoor seating, indoor community vibe, clean, wood and metal look, and friendly baristas, welcomed us almost every morning after that.... More 

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Ojai, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious made to order coffee drinks with a beautiful outdoor patio to take in the Santa Barbara sunshine.

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Thank RozDe
Brisbane Australia
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Better type of typical American coffee shop. Great coffee but food limited to bagels Danish and croissants Very popular with long queues

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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"

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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 

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Madrid, Spain
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183 reviews
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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

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews
22 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.

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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.

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Canon Perdido St Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2294
  • 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?