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The Shop

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730 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3029
+1 805-845-1696
08:00 - 15:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot on Milpas. Nice musical ambiance. Friendly counter people. Mac on Crack was a disaster. The floury? base was grainy, lacked flavor. Too much apple and pecans. not enough blue cheese and other cheese. Too liquidy. Not MY kind of comfort food. :-( Hubby went for tri-tip. Meat was good, but it had a weird taste or sauce or... More 

Thank daynacrow
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Heard people mention this while out walking and had to try it. I had the Tugboat and she had the fish tacos. Both were excellent. We sat outside under umbrellas and had choice of several sauces. I was full, she couldn't finish. We will go back if we visit again!

Thank verifind
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best eggs Benedict I've ever had, the "tug boat" is pretty awesome. The "French chicken" wasn't very appealing when seen in the menu, but actually is interesting and tastes good. The ingredients seem to be of a decent quality, and the kitchen is visible, and clean. Their coffees are also good. The place itself is decent, classic... More 

Thank Raefearless
San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It's a sunny and warm day outside, and we enjoyed a fabulous brunch at The Shop. Ingredients are fresh and the Eastside, Tugboat, Frenchie and the fish tacos were all great. The patio seating is next to a mechanic, but we didn't mind.

Thank nuboy
Santa Barbara, United States
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Shop provided the food for our son's recent wedding and it was outstanding in every respect. We would highly recommend them to anyone.

Thank Steen H
Mason, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

So delicious and rich and healthy. Simple setting outside, but charming. Eat with the locals, no tourists to find, since it is a block away from State Street.

Thank TinaWachter
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The food is fancier than the setting at this yummy, neighborhood cafe. It was popular on a Sunday morning without being crowded, which indoor and outdoor seating and counter service. The portions were huge - we could have split items. I got the Rollex ($9), which was like an omelet crossed with a breakfast burrito. The eggs, chopped bacon, avocado... More 

Thank Christina W
Missoula, Montana
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I come here each time I'm in SB for a quick breakfast. The food is local, organic and delicious! It is also served quick and the staff is always incredibly friendly. My only complaint is the coffee if you stay and eat is still served in a disposable cup, rather than a mug. But it's still delicious

Thank christiemb
Sunnyvale, California
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91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

My husband and I love to come here for breakfast when we're visiting our daughter in Santa Barbara, She used to live just off of Milpas and recommended The Shop highly. I had the oatmeal on my very first visit and have to say it's the only thing I've ordered on every other visit as well - it's that good!... More 

Thank Jeanette1
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115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Poor service and wrong order. But the food is pretty good. It's also pet friendly. Hard to find though.. there's no sign with the name of the place..

Thank Lua Selene A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-845-1696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?