3 Budget-Friendly Places to Eat and Drink in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara is home to an abundance of wineries, breweries, unique cafés, and more. Here are a few of my favorite places to get food and drinks that won’t break the bank.

Third Window Brewing Co.

A family-owned brewery that also serves wine and wagyu beef. Read my review about it here!

My flight of five includes The Light, The Darkish, Classic Saison, Oatey McOatface, and the June Gloom Hazy IPA.


An authentic french cafe in Montecito which is just a 15 minute drive south of Santa Barbara. It’s a perfect pit stop on for the drive over from Los Angeles.

They have the BEST pastries! I highly recommend getting an almond croissant here.

Smoked salmon tartine and cappuccino

McConnel’s Ice Cream

Located on the iconic State Street, this ice cream shop is the perfect treat to cool down with in the summer heat.

Picture is from @itsemwada on instagram

Published by Seizing Sunny Days

Hi, I’m Mak! I’m obsessed with affordable luxury vacations, food, style, and fitness.

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