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Arts & Letters Cafe - CLOSED

7 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2704
+1 805-730-1463
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
10 Mar 2015
“Hidden Jewel”
3 Mar 2015
“Really wonderful fresh food!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Soups, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2704
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2015

Absolutely gorgeous patio atmosphere in the most unlikely location. Had lunch there and would highly recommend as food, service and atmosphere were all exceptional. New find and now a new favorite!

Thank AJK810
Reviewed 4 March 2015

The reality is there are so few restaurants with the feel of the Cafe. Its lovely on a sunny day. The food is fresh and organic and prepared and presented well. I go there with out of town guests for a real feel of hidden...More

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Four of us had lunch here last weekend. First time and was over the top impressed with the decor, the food, and the service. Pricing was very very fair and the Kale salad was wonderful. This will be one we return to over and over...More

Thank HFY
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This place is off the beaten path and you would never know it was there unless someone told you. It is behind an art gallery with a pretty peaceful courtyard setting. Loved the food - chef is from the South so not your typical California...More

1  Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 30 October 2014

I loved the idea of an outdoor patio which did not disappoint. When we arrived tho it felt a bit frenetic. I'm sure we have all been in places that were busy but calm, and places that were busy and did not feel calm. Unfortunately...More

1  Thank travelgirl93463
Reviewed 29 October 2014

The setting for lunch at this cafe is lovely, set in an interior courtyard, where you are protected from the wind. So even if the weather is cool you can enjoy being outside. Entrance is a walk through the art gallery which rotates the art...More

1  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Beautiful setting! Excellent lunch-time fare and great service.... just wish they were open for dinner

Thank SoCar_Consultant
Reviewed 22 September 2014

There was nothing really special about the menu or the food. It was well prepared and service was acceptable but nothing beyond that. There are plenty of other places in the area at similar pricing that deliver a more exciting evening food wise.

Thank Unbongout
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Great lunch in the attractive courtyard--don't miss the paintings in the excellent gallery on the way in. Soup and half-sandwich special was a lot of food, and just delicious. Waitress gave helpful suggestions.

1  Thank hrs44
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Had lunch here this past weekend. Very charming and beautiful setting. The soup which was asperagus and mushroom was wonderful - could have had two bowls and the 1/2 pastrimi sandwich was so tender. Will definitely make this a repeat visit when coming to Santa...More

Thank Jack S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2704
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-730-1463
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