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Xanadu French Bakery
1028 Coast Village Rd, Montecito
Phone: (805) 969-3550

Reviews by the General Public

Reviewer: Jennifer from Santa Barbara, CA
I had lunch today at Xanadu and it was great!! It was my first time in and I will be returning again soon!! The food was delicious and the service was great!!! I give it 2 thumbs up!! :)

Sooo expensive
Reviewer: Leonard from Santa Barbara, CA
First, I'll put it on me.....Maybe I'm getting cheap in my old age. I walked in, looked at the large cookie case....the cookies looked good...upon seeing no prices, I asked about how much were the cookies. The clerk said about $1 each. Really? A dollar for one cookie. I don't think so. Just my opinion.

Reviewer: Deborah from Santa Barbara, CA
Expensive for a coffee and cake. For the same price I would rather go to Coast Village Road in Montecito and have a white table cloth and be able to people watch rather than be in opposite the entrance of Vons in a strip mall. Therefore, no atmosphere however, the baked goods are nice. I agree with the other reviews here that the staff were attentive and efficient, shame about the attitude of the Boss/Manager.

mean and unpleasant customer service.
Reviewer: Monica from Santa Barbara, CA
We been going there for close to 20 years, we knew the previous owner amd she was always friendly to our grandmother, we continued to visit her favorite bakery even after her passing...upto today we always were happy with the service and the all of their confections. My daughter and I walked in and after not been help and stand around looking for someone to help we finally got some stale pastries...and mean looks from this husky girl, how sad...we find some other place were to get friendly service and good pastries.

Chris's review
Reviewer: Kelly from Santa Barbara, CA
I love the food and I LOVE the staff. Definitely a great place to go for food. A very wide range of foods to try and there is dessert afterwards too! Yum! I just don't understand Chris's review. I've had the turkey Sandwich there and it's perfectly fine. I also don't understand why it's the "worst deli" he's ever been to. Xanadu bakery is a bakery not a deli. I'm just very confused!

GREAT service, GREAT food!!
Reviewer: Samantha from Santa Barbara, CA
This place is a slice of Montecito. I grew up going to the 19th hole at my country club for a snack or meal after practice and no place has ever matched my memory of their friendliness and attention to guest service quite like Xanadu. If you live in Montecito then you NEED to familiarize yourself with this bakery. I remember one person in particular who exemplified the exact attitude to make sure everyone knew they were in a quaint "neighborhood" bakery. He was well spoken with a soft voice but did not lack the charisma to start a conversation with even the eldest of guests. He was a tall fellow and most certainly related to the owners in some way because of his Persian look. The owner herself is a breath of fresh air compared to the other business people around this area. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

Poor service and Poor Sandwich
Reviewer: Chris from Santa Barbara, CA
The place seemed great when I first walked in to get a sandwich for lunch, kinda busy, people sitting and eating, cakes looked amazing. Then I tried to order a sandwich for lunch and was treated like an idiot for asking what was in the sandwich. Then I paid $11.84 for a turkey sandwich with mild cheddar, lettuce, yellow mustard, and mayo. While the bread was good the turkey might as well have been Oscar Meyer gelatin infused meat byproduct and the cheese was as close as American gets to cheddar. Positively the worst lunch experience I have ever had in Montecito and certainly the worst deli I have ever been to in Santa Barbara. Stay away if you are looking for lunch!

Good - could be much better
Reviewer: Greg from Santa Barbara, CA
Ordered three pastries - a fairly good Napolean, an odd tasting carrot cake which was not moist enough and had too much of some spice, and an ok custard eclair. Was glad to find the Napolean and custard eclair locally. Coffee was good and reasonably priced; service was fine from owner and help. Perhaps my expectations are unreasonable, but one would think Santa Barbara could have more exquisite bakery goods.

Great chocolate almond croissant!!
Reviewer: Alec Abajian from Santa Barbara, CA
I had the most delectable croissant I have ever had at Xanadu a couple days back. Had a great experience with great service and a lovely atmosphere, I will definitely be returning soon.

Oh the yummy smell
Reviewer: Nicole from Santa Barbara, CA
Walked by today and was taken in by the amazing aroma I smelled for so many years as a child. Talked to a construction worker who said the bakery will be up and running in the next few days, they were just testing out the ovens. Menus and bakery shelves all put together. I can't wait!!!

Great Tarts
Reviewer: Erica from Santa Barbara, CA
This place is under renovation it will open again third week in december.

Fabulous Omelettes
Reviewer: Brat from Napa Valley, CA
We always visit Xanadu when vacationing in Santa Barbara. The omelettes with French cheese and tomato are wonderful. I love all of the fruit that accompanies breakfast, too. The pastries here are fabulous. You can gain weight just by looking!! They allow our dog to join us on the patio which always makes our dining more enjoyable when we are traveling. Highly recommend Xanadu!

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