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3905 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3138
+1 805-687-9952
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In Santa Barbara, Peet's is better than Starbuck's - period. I've always been a low-key fan of Peet's coffee. I also like Starbuck's as a company, but in Santa Barbara the atmosphere and friendly staff at Peet's is several levels above any of the Starbuck's locations. The building is nice and the tables aren't all squashed together like at Starbucks.... More 

Thank Alexander W
Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great coffee, wifi, friendly baristas. I love that if you buy coffee beans to take home they give you a free cup.

Thank SophiesAunt
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Just had a quick cup of coffee, staff very helpfull and friendly. Good selection of coffees and teas.

Thank BerryvdM
Scottsdale, Arizona
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233 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Part of the Courthouse experience is Peet's Coffee... Very friendly and accommodating. When busy, still no rush, yet efficient. Pleasant, fresh everything. Recommended

Thank Eugene E
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Stopped here for a coffee date with my husband. While the almond croissant was out of this world, the service was slow as slow could be, and the staff was not super polite. Kinda a bummer since I remember when this place opened and the service was impeccable.

Thank Jessica F
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I ordered a drink and was not happy with it. They tried to fix it but it got worse. I asked if I could pay for a new one according to my specifications...they said they would remake it for free. The second time was perfect. I am pleased with the good service at this coffee shop.

Thank pwillard
Roseville, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Standard Peets coffee-good flavor small selection of pastries- and no microwave to warm them up. Hard to compete with starbucks on food-selection

Thank RangerRik54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Been to Peets twice since I got here and they are always super friendly and have good recommendations on tea! They also offer free WiFi which is always a good thing. 😉

Thank Ken L
Chico, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

My opinion is biased because I am a Peetnik. Coffee was very good, of course. Outdoor seating in Santa Barbara is a plus. Good pasties.

Thank Rod H
Morris County, NJ
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790 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

We stopped here when we were visiting Santa Barbara. This is a good place to get some coffee. I did like that they had wifi. It was a nice place to sit down and take a break after walking around State Street.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3905 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3138
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-9952

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?