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134 E. Canon Perdido (Santa Barbara St.) Send to Phone
A vegetarian favorite since 1978, serving hearty soups, satisfying main courses and outrageous home-baked desserts.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sojourner Cafe Restaurant Review

: The California health kick was still fresh, if not new, when the Sojourner opened in 1978, and it created quite a stir in a town best known for steaks and enchiladas. A young crowd packed the room, ordering vegetable lasagna and huge bowls of brown rice with veggies and nuts topped with melted jack cheese. The restaurant now offers a choice of portion size on almost every menu item, but other than that, things haven't changed much. The place is still popular with the old generation, as well as a new one, both enjoying hearty soups, spicy black-bean stew, crispy tofu and onions and other favorites. Predictably, salads are popular. But there’s also savory oven-roasted turkey, curry chicken and burgers, not to mention outrageous house-baked desserts. While service tends to be, shall we say, relaxed, it’s a nice place to linger, with local art on display and good people-watching --- particularly for out-of-state visitors curious to see Santa Barbarans in their natural habitat.


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