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Scarlett Begonia

11 W. Victoria St., Ste. 10 (State St.) Send to Phone
Local, organic ingredients are thoughtfully rendered into creative breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes.

Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Scarlett Begonia, Santa Barbara, CA

Scarlett Begonia Restaurant Review

: Most everything at Scarlett Begonia is thoughtfully executed. Local, organic ingredients are creatively rendered into breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. Presentations are lovely --- as is the space: a comfortable outdoor patio and an interior with all the charm of a neighborhood flower shop. A weekly shifting menu may offer a vegetable sandwich with fried eggplant and roasted red pepper, goat cheese, watercress and a balsamic onion jam. The house burger (grass-fed beef, of course) is served on a potato wheat bun made fresh onsite. A brunch tasting menu may showcase local white sea bass in a kiwi-laced ceviche with cotija cheese and crunchy pepitas, or feature a unique take on tortilla soup combining purple cornmeal, a fried egg, queso fresco and spiced shrimp. The same creative, thoughtful approach is applied to cocktails as well --- think small-batch, artisan spirits; a Bloody Mary made with fresh squeezed Tutti Frutti Farms heirloom tomato juice and organic vodka. Spotty service, however, remains the eatery’s Achilles' heel.


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