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Handlebar Coffee Roasters

128 E Canon Perdido St Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2294
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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128 E Canon Perdido St Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2294
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Finding good espresso coffee has been the most difficult part of our one month trip in the US. Usually it is too weak and too hot. Coffee here was perfect. Same as back home in Melbourne. Great job.

Thank LadyRachelB66
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a locally owned coffee roasting and cafe. They use organic milk and make one of the best lattes I've ever had! The almond croissants were to die for and the best I've ever had -- even better than in France!

Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy place but service was fast and very friendly. When I asked about bagel toppings I was recommended to try their almond butter and strawberry jam. I was a bit skeptical, but on top of a savory everything bagel it turned out to be a...More

Thank jkaybay
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great coffee, outdoor seating, and fantastic pastries. You cannot go wrong. Happy with the consistently good mochas and friendly service.

Thank bl1416
Kim A, Owner at Handlebar Coffee Roasters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for stopping in and for your review! Have a great weekend! Kim

Reviewed 23 June 2017

The coffee was great! Wish I found the place sooner (we found it on our last morning in SB). Can't wait to try again next time I am in town.

Thank lvsena
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Espresso was good- milk chocolate, caramel, and easy on the palate. Solid, but nothing extraordinary. From a barista's standpoint, I didn't see any distribution of the grounds once in the portafilter. This tends to be less consistent than tapping or distribution by hand.

Thank Cooper T
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I came here on two different afternoons and had the same issue. I ordered a decaf beverage and took an excessive amount of time to make it. That along with the uber-hipster crowd makes this place forgettable.

Thank Michael R
Kim A, Owner at Handlebar Coffee Roasters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Apologize for you wait time. Thanks for trying us out. Kim Owner Handlebar Coffee

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Absolute best espresso I've found in Santa Barbara, this clean, airy, yet interesting place is the real deal. There will normally be a line out the door, but it's well worth the wait. Can't for the life of me understand how anyone Starmucks when a...More

1  Thank CaseyfromBoston
Kim A, Owner at Handlebar Coffee Roasters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We really appreciate your business!

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love handlebar coffee. Even though the baristas have changed since the last time I was here, the quality is incredible (even for a fussy Australian coffee drinker!) This is definitely the place for you to grab your morning brew if you like great...More

Thank aimoverseas
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Without even being in need of caffeine, based on a recommendation, Handlebar Coffee Roaster's became a noon stop for me on a visit to Santa Barbara. Even the barista art on the top of my almond milk macchiato was perfect. I will return!

1  Thank Allan S
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
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  • Address: 128 E Canon Perdido St Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2294
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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