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361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
+1 805-563-1163
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mainly vegetarian but some chicken and fish. Light, bright, clean with an outside patio under umbrellas. Portions large enough to split for kids or small eaters and some soup & salad combos. Free parking. Turn right off the La Cumbre exit from N101 and left at second light, left on Hitchcock Way or off upper State Street, just left on... More 

Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Redlands, California
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299 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great lunch spot for a more health-conscious meal! Nice selection of options of fish, other meats, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. Able to accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions and preferences, which was very much appreciated by both myself and my dining companion. It is an order/pay at the counter and they bring your food to your table... More 

Thank SLPlovesPE42
Addison, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

We went there while visiting Santa Barbara and were very impressed with the restaurant. It is very casual; you order at the counter. I had the Good Karma burger and it was excellent. Veggie burgers can be hit and miss, but this was a real hit.

Thank I M
Santa Barbara, California
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have eaten "early dinner" here after work on Friday evenings many times, and we keep coming back. The food is delicious and healthy. The menu is ample, and the only difficulty is deciding what to order, since everything on the menu sounds so good. Most items are vegetarian, with a few fish dishes as well. I love the ambience... More 

Thank HappyTrails12345
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Natural Cafe has tons of healthier options. Great setting, friendly service. Every location is consistent.

Thank mgmcQuade
Santa Barbara, California
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97 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Let's start off by saying how delicious and wholesome the food is here. All healthy, fantastic menu. Gobbler burger (turkey burger) was delicious! The buddah burrito was grand, veggies and rice fantastic combo. As for service there was one young lady who made our visit! Her name is Roe, and she was so nice to our son! She went above... More 

Thank Dutchman101
Palm Desert, California, United States
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

This restaurant has a casual atmosphere and good healthy wholesome food. I've never had a bad meal here and I've eaten here A LOT. The staff is always friendly and efficient.

Thank Diane B
Goleta, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

Vegetarians, diabetics, people on gluten-free diets, people who need to restrict salts and fats, people who are allergic to various foods - our family has it all! This restaurant is our favorite casual dining place in Santa Barbara. Reasonable prices, lots of healthy selections to choose from, fast service, and friendly staff.

Thank Fran F
Atascadero, California
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616 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

Amid all the hustle and bustle with many people and mini parking The Natural Cafe was a welcome find on the restaurant radar. It was behind all the car dealerships and parking was super easy, Yippee. We were in the early lunch crowd (11:40) so everything was a snap! I had the Mt. Fuji Stir Fry and it was steaming... More 

Thank CharleySays
Orcutt, California
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123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went here for a birthday dinner. We all had the Chicken Ceaser Salad. The chicken had real good flavor and was not a piece of rubber. Very good. They had a good selection of soft drinks, I had a cream soda and it reminded me of a time gone bye. After we placed our order someone came out from... More 

Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-563-1163

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