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Santa Barbara


Renaud's Bakery

Perfect for coffee and fresh baked croissants.

Handlebar Coffee

Sit on the patio with a coffee and scone. Dogs welcome!

Helena’s Bakery

A homestyle artisan bakery and kitchen that delivers homemade specialities using the highest quality ingredients found along the Central Coast.


Shoreline Drive/Cabrillo Road

Run along the beach on Cabrillo and up to Shoreline Park for a mandatory pit stop at the swings.

Hendry's Beach

Walk along the beach where your dogs can run off leash!

Yoga Soup

For a “locals mostly” variety of yoga classes, community meeting ground, and an irreverently reverent gift shop.

Jenny Schatzle

Her unique fitness and nutrition program has earned a committed “cult” following and received adoring media recognition.


Metropulos Fine Foods Merchant

A gourmet food shop with sandwiches that are to die for.

Lilly's Tacos

Simple and authentic tacos perfect for a quick lunch.


A casual Cuban restaurant new to the downtown dining scene. Try the “Number Two” — mojo pork roast, caramelized onions, pickled fresno chilis, cilantro, garlic aioli, little gem lettuce on baguette.

Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach

Truly a local’s hang-out, with great seafood and spectacular ocean views.


The Lark

A shared dining experience featuring artisanal and seasonal ingredients. The "communal table” is fun, the “confessional” devine!

Sama Sama

One of the hipper spots in town (away from the Funk Zone) come here for superb Indonesian food made with local ingratiates and sourced from local farms. Insiders tip — ask to sit in the back patio; through the kitchen and into a secret brick-walled garden.

La Super-Rica Taqueria

You’ll wait in line to get in, but once you taste the most authentic Mexican food you’ve ever had, you won’t mind the wait. Julia Child loved “Super-Rica” and what Julia says, goes. Super casual, super yummy.

Olio Pizzeria

Casual pizza with a full bar and local wines.


Start with the Carpaccio, follow it up with the Tortilla Española, and end with the delicious Seafood Paella.


Les Marchandes

Great for a pre-dinner glass of wine in the Funk Zone (and the best fried chicken you’ll ever have!)

Good Lion

Modern cocktail bar in Santa Barbara - follow your dinner with a nightcap here!