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Summerland Beach Cafe

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2294 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA 93067
+1 805-969-4363
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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Simi Valley, CA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been going to Summerland Beach Cafe for years, and they are always consistent. If you are driving up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, then you will want to call about 30 minutes before you arrive to put your name on the list ("call ahead"), as they are typically packed on the weekends and have a line. They... More 

Thank Jeff B
Helsinki, Finland
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351 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying close by for some business things and ate here every day for four days. Amazing breakfasts and even better launches. Come here to have amazing and memorable visit, place is unique with great menu, good food and amazing staff!

Thank GlobalTraveller81
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very warm and relaxing - feels like you have left the city and in a country setting lots of outdoor seating both in the front and in the back limited indoor seating

Thank BobbieJ0308
Stratford on Avon
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just a short hop the 101. A delightful cafe, full of character with lovely and most helpful staff. We had a lovely breakfast here, great service with endless coffee and fresh orange juice. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Wilmcotewanderer
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Between the good service, the good food, and the good view, Summerland cafe is always a good stop. I enjoyed a wonderful lunch after the lunch hour, and the servings are always more than I can eat. With the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean, they have made the restauratn dog friendly. A must stop if traveling up and down Coastal... More 

Thank threedandj
Riverside, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I had breakfast on the patio on a beautiful morning during the week. This restaurant is in an old house built in the late 1800's and black and white photos are hung throughout the house, showing the history of Summerland. We had a wonderful breakfast of eggs, toast, French toast, and OJ; which we could have shared... More 

Thank OceanKate
Santa Barbara, California
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nestled right off the freeway, minutes from Santa Barbara, a quaint late 1800's home has been converted into Summerland Beach Cafe, and I've been a happy pappy customer for years. To me, one of the BEST cafes for breakfast. Great staff, great food with unique names, great view though they're not right on the sand. Some of SBC walls are... More 

Thank zazkla2
Henderson, Nevada
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131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Fast seating. Extremely friendly staff. Fast service and great food. The burgers are enough for 2. You must have their iced tea. One of the best we've ever had! And the have Stevia on the table!

Thank Artieg419
Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a good breakfast, something that will fill you up and get you going for the day, this place is a must try. Please note that the view outside is not bad either, I call it an almost ocean view. Locals frequent this place for their outstanding portions and good quality food and service. I get the Kings... More 

Thank Robbie D
Santa Barbara, California
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Housed in an old building with ample porches, this restaurant draws everyone from those traveling through to the rich and famous who know they won't be bothered if they eat here. It's casual, they make a variety of great breakfasts, the service is good and you can bring your livestock. The ocean is a couple of blocks south, unfortunately on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2294 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA 93067
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Summerland
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-4363

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