Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Summerland Beach Cafe

2294 Lillie Ave. (Evans Rd.) Send to Phone
Summerland Beach Café dishes up home-style breakfast and lunch in a classic low-key beach setting.

Breakfast & Lunch daily

* Click here for rating key

Summerland Beach Cafe, Summerland, CA

Summerland Beach Cafe Restaurant Review

: You’ve probably noticed this restaurant a stone's throw from Highway 101 in quaint Summerland, with a line out the door. Located just south of the city of Santa Barbara, Summerland Beach Café keeps locals and passersby coming back for breakfast and lunch by offering a menu filled with reliable standards. The setting is casual, attracting everyone from families with young children to Harley riders, many of whom make this their regular brunch stop. Back in the 1890s, the building was a private residence, and indoor seating is defined by a series of private nooks. We prefer the ocean view from the patio. You can get breakfast any time and the menu is heavy on egg dishes, especially generously sized omelets like the "Klassic Kendrick" featuring plenty of Brie and spinach. Pancakes, though, are only available on Wednesdays, so take heed. The sandwich lineup includes the very juicy "La Rosa," a chicken breast topped with grilled eggplant, peppers and onions, and the best-selling "Jack Pot," a triple-decker club. The burgers all measure a third of a pound. Bring your dog as the place is decidedly pet-friendly.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.