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Our Daily Bread
2700 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 966-3894

Reviews by the General Public

Undercooked Breakfast Sausage
Reviewer: Sunny from Santa Barbara, CA
My boyfriend is in the ER due to improperly cooked breakfast sausage served with his breakfast. He was starving and ate two of them before seeing that it was undercooked. The Daily Bread used to be so excelient when it was on Santa Barbara Street. Please improve your kitchen safety practices to prevent others from suffering severe health risks.

New Chef, repeat problems with food
Reviewer: Liann from Santa Barbara, CA
This place was so great when they first opened uptown, but things have gone downhill. I ate here frequently, but find that it is no longer worth the money. After several disappointing experiences, I will not be going back. Most prominently, the chef forgets ingredients on items ordered, slimy salad greens. Overall,the quality and taste of the food is not what it used to be. Service staff is not as apologetic as one would expect when errors are pointed out. They just fix the error, but that takes extra time for me so at least be a bit sorry for the inconvenience or throw in a cookie. The bakers still seem fine for bread though.

Below average
Reviewer: Chris from Santa Barbara, CA
I was surprised and disappointed by the food and customer service. I had a chicken pesto sandwich. The menu says you can have it hot or cold. I asked whether the hot sandwich was just on toasted bread or heated through -- the new employee didn't know so she asked the guy who's been there a while. When I asked him to clarify he gave rather a bit of attitude, like what a dumb question, why was I not aware of how it's done? (This is the guy with dark hair, slight mustache and short beard, earrings, looks like he spends a lot of time working out). When the sandwich arrived it was smaller than I expected for $10.95, and the bread was smashed flat from the sandwich presser. The little salad on the side was ok except for the dressing, should have been a nice simple vinaigrette but tasted bottled, though I doubt it was. I hope not anyway. This place has declined from its former excellence. Wish I had gone somewhere else for lunch.

Worst breakfast Ever
Reviewer: Charlotte from Goleta
The worst breakfast ever and I'm not exaggerating! I love the bread and other baked goodies. The staff is very friendly and quick. The kitchen however is clueless. I ordered my eggs scrambled very loose, runny. What I got was over cooked, rubbery scrambled eggs. My sister's eggs were over easy...raw. We both had anemic toast and the strangest chicken sausage... It had the oddest flavor and had a watery, mealy texture. The potatoes were tasteless and cold. Went back this morning, hoping my last visit was just an off day for the kitchen. Nope. It was consistently bad. $11.00 for two eggs, two sausages two pieces of toast...eggs overlooked again, toast not toasted and the strangest damned sausage I've ever tasted! Love the bread though!

Poor Service
Reviewer: Kenneth Anthony from Portland, OR
Staff / Management needs improvement. The staff are unaware who is next or who is cutting in line (odd). A wait in line has usually been twice as long as anticipated. I have complained to management on their customer service and have received a shrug. I only go with friends who insist on going but prefer other places around beautiful Santa Barbara to this one.

Pretty good food, order taking confusing
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Not quite sure what is up with this place. There are two cash registers, one it seems like for sandwiches and the other for coffee and pastry. I would have liked to order more but seemed silly to go to the other cashier which is what it seems like they expected me to do. The bread here is the star. Tried the highly rated Cubano, pretty good, I think you can get better across the street at Panino. The pastries were Ok, did not seem spectacular, not sure if they are after the healthier dessert people. This place is a SB institution since 1981 so they must be doing something right, they did seem popular the couple of times I went. One of the workers behind the counter really talks it up with the ladies adding I'm sure to the popularity of this place for those ladies after that kind of attention. Off the beaten State St path, more of a place for locals. Next door Cheese place that also offers sandwiches, I wonder if they get their sandwich bread here?

So Sad, Food So Bad.
Reviewer: Jennifer from Santa Barbara, CA
I had been wanting to go to this cafe and finally I was downtown at the right time. I ordered a sandwich and a cookie. The sandwich and the cookie were tasteless. So sad. The guy behind the counter was really outgoing and helpful. But it didn't make the food good.

Worst Baked goods in a long time
Reviewer: John URsoleo from Santa Barbara, CA
Like another reviewer, we bought brownies and muffins and left the store with our mouths watering. It was a good thing because there was no moisture at all in anything we bought. Dry brownie that cracked when bit, horrible muffins also so dry that the squirrels did not want them. This place is not longer on our stop-list as we travel through.

Amazing vegan chocolate muffin
Reviewer: a p c from Santa Barbara, CA
I'm not even vegan, neither's the boyfriend, and we agree it's one of the best muffins in the world. The blueberry muffin here is so pretty too, like a supermodel in the muffin world. Raisin walnut rolls are such a bargain and to die for. Roco coffee that's NOT state street blend like everywhere else in town (blech). I wish they had donuts, but I also don't, because I always hit up ODB after the gym and that would totally defeat the purpose.

Go for the bread only!
Reviewer: gary linden from Malibu, CA
Don't waste your money on overpriced microwaved eggs ($9.00) plus another $3.00 if you want bacon. Whatever is supposed to be inside the croissants, is just a hint of it. Very stingy. Stick to the fresh bread which is quite good.

i don't get the hype
Reviewer: Ryan from Santa Barbara, CA
The bread is good. I will give them that. I just don't get the prices and the service always comes across as spacey and flustered. I went for breakfast and paid $8.50 for what turned out to be watery microwaved eggs and a small side salad. Turkey bacon was another $3. The bacon was already cooked and they just heated up like they would do at a fast food place like subway. The whole meal was fast food quality at $11.50. Actually McDonald's breakfast tastes better in this humble man's opinion.

Good Ciabatta
Reviewer: Paul L from Santa Barbara, CA
I only eat two things here and they are both some of the best I have had. Their ciabatta is the best in Santa Barbara, it is the perfect texture and the taste is amazing. The other thing I like is their vegan chocolate rich you wouldn't know it is vegan. Counter service is always efficient.

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