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Santa Ynez Cafe

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606 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2284
+1 805-688-3543
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun 06:30 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 06:30 - 17:00
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Los Angeles, California
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We just stopped in for a quick breakfast - it did the job. My bagel breakfast sandwich was good and the breakfast skillet looked tasty. The lunch offerings smelled great and I would come back to try that.

Thank kmfesq
Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This unassuming café in the corner of the Nielson's shopping center has transformed itself. Whereas formerly it just served coffee and bagels, it now is open for both lunch and dinner, and, if you want, you can get "take-out." I have been there now three times, twice for dinner and once for lunch. The menu is nicely varied, but features... More 

Thank Elizabeth K
Oxnard, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

quite different from what I expected. Nothing to write home about. More fast food atmosphere than restaurant.

Thank ventc
Camarillo, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

New but really good food and service also great coffee, breakfast is very affordable, lunch and dinner specials every day

Thank Bill93012
Solvang, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This cafe is new, unique, and fills a niche for us who live here in Solvang. In the morning, it's a quality coffee house with great espresso drinks and a nice variety of breakfast options. Lunch features a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, burgers, and entrees. In the evening, this little place morphs into a nice dinner restaurant complete with... More 

Thank chrisbsquared
Solvang, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had dinner at Santa Ynez Cafe last night. It was excellent. The setting is pleasant and casual with white linen tablecloths to add a touch of sophistication. We both had lentil soup which was seasoned great and served hot with warm fresh bread, oil and vinegar. Our main courses were the rib eye steak which was delicious and prepared... More 

Thank marmaryh
Santa Ynez, California
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

great place to meet for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Friendly get together, reasonably priced and quick service

Los Angeles
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

From the center of town, it's a pleasant 15-minute walk east on Mission to this wonderful cafe with homemade pastries and fresh-brewed coffee. More of a locals place--and therefore more appealing to us. We went back twice.

Thank Archinerds
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This place made me the best sandwich I have ever had!!! It was a BBQ Bagel special - Pepper Jack Cheese, Turkey, Bacon, Cream Cheese, BBQ sauce, onions on a bagel (I got it on a Cheddar Jalapeno Bagel). The friend that I was with liked her sandwich as well but agreed that mine was to die for. I live... More 

Thank Elise B
Bakersfield, California
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255 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

Mediocre coffee and espresso beverages - didn't try the food but definitely wouldn't be back for coffee. Nice people and easy going decor with hard seating. They probably have decent food but the coffee is a miss - flat, old and a step above farmers brothers.

Thank zkrscasa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Mediterranean, American, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2284
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-3543

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?