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Vices & Spices
3558 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 687-7196


Reviews by the General Public

great owner and nice people
Reviewer: dot from santa barbara, CA
Vices and Spices is a Santa Barbara treasure. It has a human quality, you feel like you're in a hip small town and it is cozy. The coffee is great, they care.


Great place to find unique teas
Reviewer: Len from San Diego, CA
Whenever we're visiting SB (which is about 2x a year) my wife always wants to stop here to buy some teas she cannot find where we live. She's looked and there is no place comparable to Vices & Spices. Their store is modest with lots of parking in the back off of Upper State, and I find it nice to sit and have a cup of mocha while my wife browses their tea collection.


I love this place
Reviewer: Courtney from Santa Barbara, CA
They are wonderful to their customers. Their selection of teas is unbelievable. I had a great time walking around smelling all the spices.


Awesome place, my new fav
Reviewer: atucsb from Santa Barbara, CA
I can't believe I've wait so long to try this awesome joint. My boyfriend lured me here on the premises that they have the best mocha's in town, and he was rights! Not only do they have great coffee, they also have wonderful fresh cheap spices. My mom was so ecstatic when I told her we were going to vices and spices for mothers day. I gave her 10 empty jars, and $13 later, she was set with exotic and inexpensive spices from around the world. Best mothers day gift ever! I've also sat on the back porch a few times, reading the paper or books for school, and always encounter friendly regulars : )


Nice people good Chai
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Kind of more of a shop in beaded jewelry stuff mixed with a coffee house. The baked goods were gone when I got there late in the day. They have an assortment of candies & spices.


Pleasant Surprise
Reviewer: Gunther Chesnut from Santa Barbara, CA
Vices and Spices is a small coffeehouse filled with chimes, carved woodwork and large assortment of spices in glass containers along the east wall. There are a few tables providing an intimate experience. The aroma of brewing coffee mixed with a large collection of spices makes this location a unique experience.


Love the shopping as much as the coffee!
Reviewer: Barbarsa Lanz-Mateo from Santa Barbara
I have been going to Vices and Spices weekly with my best friend for years. After we have our coffee and a good deal of talking, we always check out the jewelry and other gifts. What an ecclectic collection of great stuff. I love this place!


Warm loving friends
Reviewer: anita Cawley from Honokaa, Hawaii
I moved to Santa Barbara in 1997 from Hawaii and was very homesick until I happened into Vices and Spices and for 8 years it became a very aloha spirit place for me! The friends I made there will last a life time! Now back in Hawaii and miss them very much, but will be intouch forever! NOT to mention the coffee and everything in the cafe is quality, as we say in Hawaii vices and Spices is ONO --- aloha nui loa, anita


Peaceful Haven
Reviewer: Eric & Miranda Mawer from Norwich, UK
Every time we come to Santa Barbara (we have relatives there), we pay at least one visit of homage to Vices and Spices. Despite being on State, it´s very quiet and friendly, with an excellent variety of coffees ready to enjoy; these change daily and there is at least one kind of decaff. The range of spices - the clue is in the name - is quite spectacular and there are lots of other temptations to keep you occupied while you sit and sip. There are many regulars we recognise and the fact that they´ve been going there for at least the last 12 years that we know of, speaks for itself.


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