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Esau's Cafe - CLOSED

721 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
21 Nov 2016
“Delicious fish sandwich and great service”
23 May 2015
“Wonderful place for breakfast”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
721 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We wandered down Chapala Street, checking out restaurants and picked this one because of the menu and being able to sit outside. They have a very nice outside patio on the side of the restaurant. The servers were all very friendly and welcoming. I had...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Everything you would expect at a good, causal cafe for breakfast. Try the banana coconut french toast or the fresh biscuits Great coffee too.

Thank steve g
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We came for breakfast on a Saturday morning and despite it being busy, were seated and served pretty quickly. Great menu offerings for breakfast and lunch. I had the bacado omelette with home fries (bacon guacamole, peppers and onions') and it was delicious. My husband...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I wanted to like this cute, retro cafe but I was underwhelmed. My date ordered a ham and cheese omelet. The potatoes were bland and blond. Not a browned slice in the bunch. Gravy tasted of uncooked flour. I ordered a giant blueberry muffin that...More

Thank CentralCalifornia09
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

Got off 101, and followed your directions to this excellent, busy, local spot with a diverse and interesting menu. Something for everyone and ever dish around us looked good. Great stop.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 22 December 2014

We've been going to Esau's since it's old location on State, so we're big fans. The service is always great and the waitresses have been there for a long time - great to see. The decor is so Socal in a great way - love...More

Thank RalphandMark
Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

There are lots of breakfast options in the downtown Santa Barbara area and this is one of the top choices. Their pasilla chile omelette is yummy and extra large. I always eat the half with the guacamole and save the sour cream half for lunch....More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 23 September 2014

I had the vegetable omelette and fruit. Everything was fresh and delicious. There are a number of great places to eat breakfast in Santa Barbara but Esau's should be high on your list.

Thank 1Groverbeach
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Esau's features an expansive breakfast menu at fair prices right downtown. Well worth going a block off State Street to find, We both enjoyed our eggs, the coffee was good and we especially appreciated the ability to substitute fresh fruit salad for toast.

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Only been once. I would go again. The atmosphere was great. Service friendly. Indoor outdoor seating. Food was amazing. Portions were huge. No one at our table had a complaint. Can be packed with a wait. Worth it.

Thank Daniel S
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
(805) 965-4416
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