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Le Stella Cafe

3302 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3204
+1 805-569-7698
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“sliders” (5 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3302 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3204
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After Visiting Santa Barbara's Misson the Le Cafe Stella is but a mile a way. I always get the chicken fettuccini soooo good!! After a great day site seeing a nice beach stroll is next. Must must stop by Le Cafe Stella. Amazing view of...More

Thank Victoria F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It is nice to be able to have a comfortable seat, view the outside, enjoy a conversation and have a tasty meal! Such was my experience at Le Stella Cafe. And on a Saturday as well. Staff was friendly and informative.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A quiet lunch for two in an out of the way location. Perfect the food was very good, nicely prepared and the wait staff was excellent!

Thank Heligypsy
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is the Café offshoot of the Stella Mare restaurant near the bird refuge in SB. It's near Gelsens market and the shopping mall and a a golf course--has its own parking lot which can fill up though there's also street parking. It's popular, and...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We popped in for a late Saturday lunch and there was room for us outside on the patio at a 2 top under the weaving branches of flowers. Great view of the mountains. A mix of locals (mostly) and us out of towners. Very dog-friendly,...More

Thank dive2tennis
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Stumbled across this place by accident, next to a golf course. What a treat! Staff was great. Lunch was really good-a grilled chicken salad that was tasty and filling. Staff showed us pictures of how the place looked decades ago. People next to us raved...More

Thank larkinjl
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This offshoot of the grander Stella Maris (French) restaurant near Montecito, has a diverse menu that makes it perfect for large groups, business meals, family dinners/lunches etc., while it's fine for couples too. You can get salads, burgers (everything from beef to lamb to fish!),...More

Thank Jagggs
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I really like this place. Besides the dependable favorites on the menu, they have many unique dishes. I had the salmon burger, which I found to be very tasty. The soup of the day was cauliflower, which had a nice, balanced creaminess. The decor is...More

Thank Airfrere
Reviewed 18 February 2017

With a name like Le Stella Cafe you'd think I'd order the Coq au Vin, and if I would have wanted a big cooked dinner I would have, but wanting lighter fare one in our party and I ordered the lighter salmon salad, and both...More

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love the venue, and tapas around the fire place at Christmas time. However, I was stiffed $10 box for a glass of wine charged twice when I took my family for a Easter brunch one year. I never recovered the money the manager said...More

Thank thefrenchpro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3302 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-7698
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