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The Shop

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CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Menu

BRUNCHISH
TUGBOAT
Eggs Benedict - grilled buttermilk biscuit, avocado, poached eggs, smoked tomato hollandaise
14
Fried Chicken
14
Carnitas
15
Shop-Cured Salmon
14
Applewood Ham
14
Maple Bacon
13
Veggies
TOASTS
13
Salmon
Shop cured sashimi grade salmon, dill creme fraiche, onion, poached egg, and fried capers
10
Bananas
Shop-made almond butter, bananas, and local honey on toast
10
Add Carnitas 4
Eastside
Grilled onions and jalapeños, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, a poached egg on toast
12
The Melt
A grilled french toast sandwich, seared ham, havarti, and topped with buttery syrup
10
Add Fried Chicken 4
Frenchie
Grilled french toast, sweet buttery syrup, basil
7
Add Avo 2
Add Bacon 3
Add Marinated Tomatoes 3
Eggs
Grilled toast with 2 poached eggs
SPECIALTIES
14
Yolo
Shop sausage gravy, buttermilk fried chicken, a fried egg on a buttermilk biscuit
12
Add Carnitas 4
Chilaquiles
Salsa verde smothered tortilla chips, fried egg, queso fresco, crema and cilantro
11
The Sando
Scrambled eggs, ham or bacon, havarti, avocado, spicy mayo on a soft bun
11
Rollex
Scrambled eggs, bacon, avocado, smoked tomato sauce rolled in an African flatbread
13
Likeatiger
Egg white omelette with sautéed honshimeji mushrooms, spinach, onion, zucchini
16
Shrimp & Grits
Seared shrimp over southern grits with garlic and cherry tomatoes
LUNCHISH
BUNS
11
The General
Fried chicken, apple slaw, sweet & sour carrots, spicy mayo on a bun
12
Just the Tip
Tri-tip, sweet melted onions, horseradish cheddar, mayo on a soft roll
12
Tijuana Wrap
Grilled chicken, avocado, ceaser, romaine, parmesan wrapped in warm African flatbread
12
The BBQ
Grilled chicken, havarti, grilled onion, lettuce, strawberry BBQ sauce and mayo on thick sliced sourdough
11
Shop Burger
Two thin patties, horseradish cheddar, Shop pickles, lettuce, Shop mayo on a soft bun
11
Diner Burger
Two thin patties, double american cheese, mayo, mustard, ketchup with Shop pickles, lettuce on a soft bun
12
Cali Burger
Two thin patties, havarti, grilled onion, avocado with jalapeño aioli, lettuce on a soft bun
GREENS
12
Sunshine
Mixed greens, roasted potatoes, vegetables, feta, pomegranate and a poached egg with balsamic vin
12
Beets
Crushed baby kale, heirloom beets, candy stripe beets, goat cheese, figs, balsamic vinaigrette
13
Northwest
Olive oil poached Salmon, arugula, green beans, a hard egg, lemon basil vinaigrette
12
Sub Shrimp 4
Brutus
Grilled chicken, avocado, ceaser dressing, romaine lettuce and parmesan
SIDES
5
Yogurt Parfait
4
Grits
4
Roasted Potatoes
5
House Cut Fries
5
Fruit
4
Mixed Greens
5
Bacon
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Stopped on the way back to LA for a fast breakfast. Good selection; you order in advance and then get a number. Outdoor and limited indoor seating.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JDinLA
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Easily my favorite brunch spot based on food selection, atmosphere, and feeling like you "found" the best restaurant in Santa Barbara...a great bookend to La Super-Rica Taqueria just down the street. In bed, deciding to skip church, looking up "best" brunch places in Santa Barbara...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank David T
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

A reasonable choice. We read about it in the local paper while traveling through and decided to give it a shot. The order process is a bit different in that you order outside and then are served inside the former shop. Nothing fancy about the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This establishment gets its name from being located next to an auto repair shop. The breakfast offerings are so yummy! I personally love all the egg benedict choices. Every offering seems so fresh in its presentation... with fresh fruit and veggies. The coffee is very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Extraordinary746155
Reviewed August 18, 2018

When we followed google map and drove up to this small roadside shop, we were skeptical. The Shop was literally right next to an auto body shop separated by one row of trees. The vibe of the cafe is very relaxing. You make the order...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pirateprincessx
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Met friend for breakfast last week. Order at the window and find a table, they bring your food to your table. I had Tugboat with bacon, nice fluffy homemade biscuit and crispy bacon made this a special treat. AND they serve Handlebar coffee!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cathym505
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Sure it's off the beaten path of State Street, but it's work it. I would liken this farm to table experience as top notch. The food was flavorful, clean, had excellent presentation and the pleased the eye on site. But the mouthful took my soul...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michelle J
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Best eggs Benedict ever. Try the one with fried chicken. Fresh and delicious. Wonderful wait staff and owner. A must when in the area!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 13ChrisM13
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

What a great find. The reviews and pictures drew me in. I had the chilaquiles and my husband had the YOLO and both were so yummy. It’s fairly small with some indoor and outdoor seating. You order at a walk up window but they bring...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 676alethaf
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Had heard about this place but initially it was open only for lunch. Finally went there for dinner before a concert at the nearby Santa Barbara County Bowl. It is very much a former walk-up place (I recall hot dogs and then burritos as primary...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank UncleJoeCalifornia
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