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6990 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA 93117-3612
+1 805-685-2039
00:00 - 23:59
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Boerne, United States
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not too many places cater to vegans, but the vegan burgers here are terrific, and there's a lot more than one, which is your typical choice at restaurants that provide vegetarian options. Among the best vegan burgers I've ever had. The restaurant is nice and cozy; we only sat and waited while our to-go order was being prepared. And it... More 

Thank Jeremy G
Santa Barbara, California
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I go here often on my lunch break from work. I also go here with family and friends both in and out of town. It's a staple if I want something substantial without feeling guilty about what I put in my body. While they do have not so healthy food, their healthy options are unbeatable and the best in Goleta... More 

Thank HoneyLea
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Fresh, healthy and good sized portions for the price. The serving is large enough that my wife and I usually just split a single order and are satisfied. I especially like the lemon herb salad dressing. I was told that the dressing is made in house from a recipe of natural herbs and products. It really makes a difference. I... More 

Thank Readin I W
Agoura Hills, California
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673 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Food tastes great and is healthy too. Lots of selections on menu. Restaurant is very nice with both inside and outside seating. You order at the counter and they bring food to your table. They have a few choices for wine and beer. Their desserts look delicious but I didn't try any. Service is fast and friendly.

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Goleta, California
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The Natural Cafe in Goleta moved from the Old Town dowdy location to a fresh and upscale location in the trendy Camino Marketplace one year ago. I have been a regular at both locations for nearly twenty years. The menu selections and food are very good and satisfying, especially for lunch. This is a basic, no frill lunch restaurant where... More 

Thank TomSulp
Nipomo, California
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

This is one of a chain of natural foods restaurants throughout the 805 area code. The menu was a bit sparse but the food was tasty and clearly made with fresh ingredients. All of the employees appeared to be college students, which is unsurprising considering its location. You can find better natural foods restaurants, but perhaps not in Goleta.

Thank Tom R
Goleta, California
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309 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

This group of restaurants is known for using natural fresh ingredients. I visited the Goleta location today for lunch and was very pleasantly surprised with the service and quality of the food. There is lots of free parking, you order and then take your # to a table. We sat outside with pleasant weather, there is only a view of... More 

Thank Cathy M
Santa Ynez, California, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I like the tostada salad with shredded chicken added and a couple of types of their dressing. Overall, this restaurant can be a little starchy for my taste. Not the best food, but filling and a good value. Very nice vibe. I go there all the time.

Thank Sandy N
Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Natural Cafe in Goleta is a favorite of ours. Everything on their menu is worth a try. My latest fave is their vegetarian cobb salad. It's huge and the choice of dressing is wonderful. I personally like the tahini. The turkey burger is one of the best around.

Thank Loveworldtravel
Santa Barbara, California
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98 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I have been a customer of the Natural Cafe for years. This new location in Goleta is fantastic. It is clean, well set up, comfortable, and as always the food is fantastic. It is an affordable, healthy restaurant with great service and ample parking. As far as the food goes, there are so many fantastic things on the menu. Vegetable... More 

Thank Dutchman101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6990 Market Place Drive, Goleta, CA 93117-3612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-685-2039

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