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Where to Brunch in Santa Barbara

Grab your pals and brunch in downtown Santa Barbara. With outdoor patios, cool laid-back settings, and plenty of local farm fresh ingredients, brunching in Santa Barbara is the perfect weekend activity for experiencing SB.…and eating lots of delicious food, of course!

Here are a few of our favorite downtown Santa Barbara brunch spots, all walking distance from Hotel Santa Barbara.

Where to Brunch in Downtown Santa Barbara Scarlett Begonia

Photo courtesy of Scarlett Begonia

Tucked away in Victoria Court, Scarlett Begonia is a hidden gem. Sip on a Cucumber Basil Bloody Mary in the open-air courtyard or cozy up inside where you’ll find vintage designs and a vinyl record player. Try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes for something unique!

Weekend Brunch served from 9 am – 2 pm.

Menu items range from $10 – $20.

Dawn Patrol

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Dawn Patrol is the local hash house known for their Build-A-Hash menu options and an interior decorated with colorful surfer vibes. Everything is house-made, right down to the seasonal jam. Order at the counter, where you’ll pick out an emoji order number, then find a seat inside or out on the patio overlooking State Street.

Breakfast served daily from 7:30 am – 2 pm.

Menu items range from $9 – $16.


Eggs benedict, French toast, savory scrambles, club sandwiches and all the champagne – Jeannine’s has every brunch classic you need. Located in the alluring La Arcada Courtyard, Jeannine’s outdoor patio is a beautiful place to enjoy Santa Barbara’s Spanish architecture and watch as shoppers stroll by. Inside is equally as charming with high ceilings and tall windows that illuminate the dining room with natural lighting.

Weekend Brunch served from 7 am – 3 pm.

Menu items range from $10 – $23.

The Andersen’s

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The Andersen’s is our local expert in traditional European cuisine and Danish pastries. From crystal chandeliers to linen covered tables, Andersen’s is a favorite for enjoying an upscale brunch inside the decadent dining room or on the outdoor patio overlooking State Street.

Breakfast served daily from 8 am – 2 pm.

Menu items range from $11 – $20.

D’Angelo Bread

Known for their fresh baked bread & pastries, D’Angelo Bread also serves up a traditional breakfast. With classics like eggs benedict, breakfast sandwiches, and omelets, you really can’t go wrong. Plus take a loaf of their fresh baked bread or pastries to-go for later.

Breakfast served daily from 7:30 am – 2 pm.

Menu items range from $15 – $20.

Joe’s Cafe

Joe’s Cafe is a Santa Barbara local favorite with diner vibes, classic fare and strong cocktails. Located directly across the street from Hotel Santa Barbara, Joe’s is a great choice for a traditional breakfast in a great setting right on State Street.

Breakfast served daily from 7 am – 11:30 am.

Menu items range from $11 – $18.

Brunch in Downtown Santa Barbara is a relaxing and slow paced way to experience SB, and this list of our favorite spots to brunch in downtown Santa Barbara is just a peek into Santa Barbara’s eclectic food scene. Looking for more dining recommendations? Read more of our Santa Barbara dining guides to help you find the perfect spot for lunch or dinner.

For more recommendations on where to brunch in downtown Santa Barbara, text our 24/7 concierge team at (805) 448-0710.

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