A new restaurant named The Shop Cafe has opened at 730 N. Milpas Street, formerly Taqueria el Refugio, La Chiripita Taqueria, Chili Town, DogHouse, Mexican Grill and Fosters Freeze (in the 1960’s). Co-owner Scott Manser tells me the business is a “coffee shop and American diner.” Breakfast offerings include wraps, eggs, pastries, muffins and more. Lunch offerings include burgers fries, chicken sandwiches, onion rings, milkshakes and more. Hours are Monday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information call 845-1696 for visit Thanks to readers Lisa, Danny and others for the tips!

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4 Responses to THE SHOP CAFE OPENS

  1. Bob says:

    Super nice people, great coffee (french pressed) and great food. The cured salmon on toast is like 4 bucks and delicious.

    Everyone needs to support this place although I have selfish reasons for saying that. I live two blocks away and I’ve been waiting 15 years for a decent cup of coffee on Milpas. When they get their beer situation squared away (a week or so they say) then you’ll know where to find me.

  2. Lily says:

    The pictures posted on yelp looked good, but they need to post a menu for me to study before I go.

  3. Jake says:

    went here for lunch..try the “flatbread” wrap, it’s unbelievable! It’s actually not bread, it’s flatbread that they found from the rolling plains of Uganda and brought back to Santa Barbara for us friendly folks. Owners are nice, food is good, and they are expanding their menu – give it a try!

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