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730 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3029
+1 805-845-1696
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a sunny and warm day outside, and we enjoyed a fabulous brunch at The Shop. Ingredients are fresh and the Eastside, Tugboat, Frenchie and the fish tacos were all great. The patio seating is next to a mechanic, but we didn't mind.

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Thank nuboy
Santa Barbara, United States
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shop provided the food for our son's recent wedding and it was outstanding in every respect. We would highly recommend them to anyone.

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Thank Steen H
Mason, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So delicious and rich and healthy. Simple setting outside, but charming. Eat with the locals, no tourists to find, since it is a block away from State Street.

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Thank TinaWachter
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is fancier than the setting at this yummy, neighborhood cafe. It was popular on a Sunday morning without being crowded, which indoor and outdoor seating and counter service. The portions were huge - we could have split items. I got the Rollex ($9), which was like an omelet crossed with a breakfast burrito. The eggs, chopped bacon, avocado... More 

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Thank Christina W
Missoula, Montana
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I come here each time I'm in SB for a quick breakfast. The food is local, organic and delicious! It is also served quick and the staff is always incredibly friendly. My only complaint is the coffee if you stay and eat is still served in a disposable cup, rather than a mug. But it's still delicious

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Thank christiemb
Sunnyvale, California
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78 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

My husband and I love to come here for breakfast when we're visiting our daughter in Santa Barbara, She used to live just off of Milpas and recommended The Shop highly. I had the oatmeal on my very first visit and have to say it's the only thing I've ordered on every other visit as well - it's that good!... More 

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Thank Jeanette1
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115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Poor service and wrong order. But the food is pretty good. It's also pet friendly. Hard to find though.. there's no sign with the name of the place..

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Thank Lua Selene A
Carlsbad, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We travel with a small dog, so places that can accommodate our dog (usually a patio) are what we seek. After reading several good reviews, we decided to try The Patio. Aesthetically, The Patio does not stand out; it is basically a walk-up window to order and is a local favorite. The food, however, was very good; and the patio... More 

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Thank Randy M
Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I've heard good things about The Shop from friends and when listening to NPR, there was a story about the best chicken sandwich in Santa Barbara. Wanting a chicken sandwich today I decided to see for myself. When I arrived the line of people out the door was 40+ people. I took this a a good sign. After about a... More 

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Thank DRL661
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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389 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Every time I visit my daughter in Santa Barbara we visit the Shop. What is amazing is that the restaurant never disappoints. The food is incredible and what is truly remarkable is that the presentation is what you would find in a five star restaurant. Don't let the outside of the building dissuade you, The Shop is the place to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-845-1696

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