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Vices & Spices

3558 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
+1 805-687-7196
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
13 May 2018
“Old school gem”
12 Dec 2017
“Chocolate Vices and Exotic Spices”
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00 Hours
€€ - €€€
3558 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Not Starbucks. No avocado toast. But super fresh coffee beans, fresh brewed coffees and espresso drinks (plus snacks and, yes, fresh cooking spices). Most importantly, just the friendliest folks behind the counter. A quirky neighborhood gem. I wish it was in my neighborhood, and I...More

Thank Jkwusa
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Stopped by Vices & Spices while walking around the area during our visit to SB. So glad we did--loved the aroma of exotic spices (sadly, the air outdoors was extremely smoky from the nearby fires), the quiet ambiance and the ability to buy small quantities...More

Thank tennesseetraveler58
Reviewed 1 March 2017

And treat yourself to tasty coffee and pastries at the same time! Such a nice change from the chain coffee shops! We love selecting coffees and teas from countries around the world, along with fresh pastries to enjoy in their charming digs or take home.....More

Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My brother moved to SB, just a few blocks from V&S 39 years ago. They have now been open for 41 years (the staff just told me this trip). I have gotten my morning "fix" and pastry, plus several other cups during the day for...More

Thank Wil D
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Hate to put this one on the map. It's a priced local haunt, a quiet gathering place for intelligent conversation & excellent coffee. The tables are scarred, the magazines are donations, the greeting cards, sophisticated and unusual. So is the small collection of unique, handmade...More

Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The staff is so friendly and the coffee is really quite good. I went in to get decaffeinated coffee for my mother in law for mothers day and ended up also buying her a scarf and a card. They also helped me pick out a...More

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Great place to get really good coffee. Highly recommend the Hawaiian blend, and the staff will help you choose grind specific to your brewing needs. They have a neat coffee club. Great teas too! If you need a gift they have those too, and they...More

Thank iamxoxo
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Great selection of coffees, teas and even last minute gifts for any occasions. A neighborhood hangout for the past 30 plus years

Thank HEH352
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Vices and Spices is a cozy little one-of-a-kind, non-chain coffee and spice shop in the 'upper State,' non-downtown area of Santa Barbara. It is not completely the coffee and teas that distinguish this shop, but the ambiance...and shopping! And while you'll find a international selection...More

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Lived here for 10 years and this place introduced me to fine coffee. It was 35 years ago for me and the owner taught me the ins and outs of making coffee. I don't get here much anymore living 40 miles north. I can't imagine...More

Thank toadandbear
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3558 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-7196
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