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Summerland Beach Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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2294 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA 93067
+1 805-969-4363
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service. We had the hamburgers with fruit. The freshest and largest sliced fruit I've ever ordered in a restaurant. They don't serve water, so if you ask for water, they bring you a glass-bottled water and charge you 1.00.

Thank _jdsausage93
Garden Grove, California
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop here for breakfast before we get to Santa Barbara.The food is always excellent and the service is exceptional. They also have a frequent feeder program so if you buy 6 meals you get a free one.

Thank Jay B
Clayton, Missouri
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the feeling of this cafe. Service was very good. The hot chocolate is super yummy - cinnamon in it I think. The eggs benedict were good - not he best ever but good for sure. My mom had the split pea soup and did not love it. Overall, there are large portions of good food.

Thank DebMey11
Berkeley Springs, WV
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solidly good food, fair prices for the ultra upscale area we were in, and a breathtaking morning view of the Pacific Ocean greeted us as we set down for lunch.

Thank Paul M
San Juan Capistrano, California
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393 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast was fine, with eggs and sausage. The service was fine , too. For some reason, they charge a dollar for water. This water was shipped from Norway, so it's not clear what the point was. In any case, that outraged my buddy and he refused to go back the next day.

Thank CaTraveler7777
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to not stop in Santa Barbara and carry on to summerland - glad we made that decision ! This cafe is fab - Location, food and people are all great ! Highly recommend this to anyone traveling down the coast!

Thank hrmgr44
Manhattan Beach
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stopped here for lunch on a Friday on our way up to Pismo. It's an easy pit stop to get off/on the highway at this location. Good food, good service and good prices plus it was quick which is what my husband wanted! We had sandwiches and mimosa's on the patio. Jonathan Winters tuna is a big sandwich and... More 

Thank travelerkl
Moorpark, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My son took me here after church on Sunday, Summerland Cafe is made out of a 1893 Victorian House. The owners did a wonderful job of making this house into a Family Restaurant.

Thank David N
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We just happened upon this place and what a find! Charming, very good food, efficient service, reasonably priced. Can't wait to return.

Thank Brian H
Palm Springs
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice setting in old Victorian house with inside and veranda seating. Immediately put off when told couldn't have a glass of water because of the drought. Instead they sell water imported from Norway in heavy glass bottles. Too bad they can't just give tap water to people who ask for it. The crab cake salad was composed mostly of bitter... More 

Thank ghogsett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?