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Coffee Cat
1201 Anacapa, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 962-7164


Reviews by the General Public

Great Location and Great Coffee, 10/9/2014
Reviewer: Dave from Santa Barbara, CA
Across from the SB Courthouse this spot has a central location. I usually get coffee. The coffee is strong and consistently great. I've tried the pre made sandwiches and think they are tasty and reasonably priced. I had crepes once and they were good. Complaints. The music is horrible 60's and 70's stuff that I have been listening to since the 1970's. Please update your playlist or leave out the music. Avoid anything retro or nostalgic. The seating in the booths is uncomfortable because the seats have craters from years of use. Please buy some new seats, it is gross. The wood tables and chairs are dirty and could use a thorough cleaning. I like the art and the general layout is functional. I meet lots of my friends here. An interesting group of people visit this coffee shop.


Best Lunch Deal in Town , 6/26/2014
Reviewer: Marla from Santa Barbara, CA
Best Lunch deal in town - sandwich, drink, and chips for less than $8.00 - And the food and drinks are delicious. Coffee Cat is a winner!


Alert, new hours, 3/9/2014
Reviewer: Suzanne from San Luis Obispo, CA
Coffee Cat now closes at 6 pm (March 2014). Which has been a bummer a couple of times the last 2 weeks when I would have liked to have gone there.


Coffee Cat -- much better than Java Station
Reviewer: Rob Roberts from Santa Barbara, CA
I used to hang out at Java Station but the surly help and confrontational management are a huge turn-off. Coffee Cat is a great place to hang out, with a friend or a laptop. Good coffee, good food. The only problem is a shortage of tables at peak hours. Coffee Cat is my new hangout!


Great coffee and service
Reviewer: Roger Berg from Plymouth MA
Great coffee and good peanut butter bar.


LIKE !
Reviewer: Chris from Santa Barbara, CA
I work at the public library across the street and have probably spent $2,000 or more at the Coffee Cat over the last 5-6 years. Great inexpensive lunch, either the sandwich/drink/fruit for -what, $6.50? or the delicious and substantial crepes (#2 chicken with pesto!) with a little green salad (under $9). Very good hot and cold drinks. One that has rescued me on many occasions when a meal had to be missed is the Peanut butter mocha cool cat, which has espresso and milk and a bit of vanilla syrup in addition to the chocolate and peanut butter and ice. Casual, homey, friendly, often all the seats are taken. Tons of local free papers to read. Some outdoor seating, mostly local patrons.


MEOW
Reviewer: Ceci Schiedow from Santa Barbara, CA
I love my coffee cat purr purr purr.


Local and good
Reviewer: Nicole from Santa Barbara, CA
The service here is wonderful and consistently friendly. I love the mochas and chai. The crepes are great and they have affordable lunch options. They have recently started making many of their own baked goods too. Also, it's a simple thing, but the iced tea is much better here than most other places.


WELL AT LEAST IT HAS CHARM
Reviewer: ELIZABETH from Santa Barbara, CA
SERIOUSLY THIS PLACE HAS A GREAT ATMOSPHERE...ITS A COOL CAFE...AND I WISH THAT WAS ENOUGH...BUT WHEN I GO TO A CAFE...I WANT COFFEE...COFFEE THAT TASTES GOOD...THE COFFEE I HAD HERE REMINDED ME OF THE OLD CRYSTALS OF MY GRANDMOTHERS CAN OF SANKA.


Best Staff
Reviewer: B.Norton from Santa Barbara, CA
This place has the best staff of any coffee shop in SB. Friendly and accommodating, blowing away all the other businesses (Northstar, Peets, Jitters, etc). The only other coffee shops that come close are Java Station and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (in Montecito).


Nice place, good stuff, nice people
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
The Chai is good here. The place is really nice and fashionable. The sandwiches they have here are really high quality. The pastries really good too. The people are exceptionally nice and are more "pros" than novices. All in all a great place to go!


It could be a great place...
Reviewer: Barbara from Goleta, CA
Great location, a lot of space, very friendly staff. Unfortunately coffee tastes awful (there must be something wrong with the way they brew it) and crepes are simply bland. I'll probably still be hanging out there sipping tea, but that's it.


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