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Museum Cafe at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2713
+1 805-884-6487
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2713
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I went with my daughter after a visit to the museum. I have a few critiques but it didn't change the overall rating in my opinion. There aren't many vegetarian options. Most of the sandwiches and salads (and the soup of the day) contained meat....More

Thank Crisi E
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I frequent this cafe in the art museum for their tasty lunch offerings. My go to favorite is the Cubano sandwich while my wife likes their vegetable sandwich or the same in a salad. Be sure to try their ginger lemonade-terrific!

Thank viarueda
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We were walking down State Street and saw the cafe sign. It is situated in the museum gift shop. Very friendly staff who recommended we try 2 different sandwiches. No frills but in a good way. Will come back again as very reasonably priced.

Thank welldone99
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is never crowded, is off the beaten path, although it is on State Street, the main street, but it is inside of the SB Art Museum. Their menu had interesting options, soups, salads, sandwiches with my favorite being the Cuban.

Thank viarueda
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We enjoyed a delicious and very well priced lunch here prior to visiting the museum next door. The lively atmosphere and interesting menu fitted the bill perfectly and we very much appreciated the cheerful welcome!

Thank elegantraveller
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Such a great tucked away atmosphere but the best surprise is the wonderful food! I had the Cuban sandwich - grilled to perfection with the perfect combination of flavors! Highly recommend stopping in for the tasty food with friendly service. Can't wait to return!

Thank S R
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Wonderful food, great room (climate controlled so it's HOT or RAINY this is the place to enjoy lunch!)

Thank tripplanlover
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Had to do a little review of this place, as it's where I met my Lady on our first date! We planned to tour an exhibition of Italian Renaissance Masters at the Museum, and met at the Café for a little bite before entering the...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I had a 30-minute time limit for a lunch meeting and these folks really came through. Eight of us rushed in with no prior notice, all hungry. The staff hustled, got the drinks out right away, took our orders, and served us in time to...More

Thank Reluctanttraveler78
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Stopped for coffee and a cookie before visiting the courthouse around the corner. Fantastic coffee which the owner sources from a family plantation in Ecuador and probably the best coffee we have ever tasted. Friendly service in a lovely atmosphere with chef and home baking....More

Thank PJ18
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11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
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  • Address: 1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-6487
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