Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast restaurants in Santa Barbara and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Summerland Beach Cafe thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Tupelo Junction Cafe, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast.

Founded in 1963, this local chain brings to California some of the world's top teas and coffees. The company is obviously doing something right, because folks flock to its locations often and don't mind waiting in line for awesome caffeine...  Read More

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A popular student hangout, Coffee Cat also welcomes patrons who like to spread out, do a little table work, and nurse an espresso or two. Booths are especially coveted, and literary types claim them early. Should you realize the need for...  Read More

Santa Barbara Roasting Company

Well-lit and laid back, this local coffee house sports expanses of polished woods and paprika-colored walls and tile. Known familiarly as RoCo, the place first opened in 1989 and has been a neighborhood staple ever since. Coffee beans are...  Read More

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Sometimes you get a hankering for good, simple food – no tricks, no gimmicks. Derf's ably accommodates with great homemade dishes, a terrific outdoor patio, and prices that don't strain the wallet. For a generation now, the cafe has supplied...  Read More

Having breakfast at this charming, clapboard home (built in 1893) is a real treat, especially when you dine on the outdoor patio. Folks of all ilks turn out for the great menu, which promises plenty of appetizing choices. Try eggs with lox,...  Read More

At one time, this restaurant was part of a nationwide chain, but these days, it's the original and only remaining branch, so all the focus goes solely into its quality. Named after Sam and Bo, its founders' nicknames, the place serves terrific...  Read More

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The Old World's best, most established baking traditions have a West Coast stronghold at this exquisite bakery. Everything is hand-crafted, and the quality of the baked goods is second to none. Throughout the day, wonderful pastries, desserts,...  Read More

Stacky's Seaside

Completely charming and perennially popular, this small, beach-themed enterprise is a great equalizer, welcoming folks from all walks and of all inclinations. Proximity to the ocean is a nice draw, as is fabulous food, of which the menu offers...  Read More

This well-received cafe pays tribute not only to the South but to its fantastic cuisine. The ambience rings of upscale Americana, simple and honest, and the food follows suit. Start off with requisite fried green tomatoes, and proceed onwards to...  Read More

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In a past life, Cold Spring was a stagecoach stop, a place for travelers to rest beside the stream, warm up at the fireplace, and steel themselves for the trip ahead. These days, the character-laden restaurant welcomes everyone from...  Read More


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