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“"Great Latte"”
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Hot Spots
Ranked #407 of 532 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“"Great Latte"”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Located directly across and down the street from Stearns Wharf and very close to all the beach hotels, so just a quick walk. I stayed at the Hotel Oceana, got up early and was told by the hotel that "Hot Spots" opens for business at 6:00 a.m. so I took a quick walk about 6:20 a.m. to get my latte, but they were not open and were running late. They eventually opened around 7:00 a.m. Maybe they had a rough nite, not going to penalize them for this, just don't do it again. A man doesn't want to wait when hes ready for his latte..lol!

  • Visited November 2013
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Glendale, California
Level 6 Contributor
544 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Great Hot Chocolate”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This has been a go-to place when my boyfriend and I head to Santa Barbara. It's big, with ample seating and wi-fi. the prices and selection are average. The coffee is average, but the flavored hot chocolate is exceptional. I had coffee yesterday and was wishing that I had stuck with the tried and true, hot chocolate.

I'm not sure if it's a chain, but it has a local, college town vibe. I like that. The service is a bit hit and miss, but never awful.

There are probably better place in SB, but this gets a lot of points for convenience.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Karen H
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Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great Smoothie!!”
Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Had a lovely, tasty smoothie. Cost like 5$ a smoothie. Its really refreshing and they have excellent ice coffees.

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carpinteria
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“24-7”
Reviewed December 10, 2011

this is a great place to go when you just want to get a coffee, tea or chai to relax with. its just a short walk away from the beach and a nice stroll away from state st shopping. I go there a lot at night when nothing else is open and I'm not quite ready to go home.

Visited December 2011
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Thank erin c
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