- $18 for $30 worth of New American food for breakfast and lunch
The Shop Cafe
The Shop Cafe's unassuming veneer hides plenty of pleasant surprises, not the least of which is the view. Hedges surround the patio dining area, but the neatly trimmed tops don't block the sight of plants, palm trees, and rooftops tangled together across the rolling hillsides near the Santa Barbara Bowl. The cooks match the feast for the eyes with a menu of fancied-up comfort food. The Mac on Crack, for instance, is elbow noodles laden with gorgonzola, pecans, apple and bacon crumbles. And the staff manning the ordering window stand at the ready to brighten a day with a cup of hot coffee, a specialty espresso beverage, or a chilled can of craft beer.