1028 Coast Village Rd Ste. A, Santa Barbara
Epic coffee in Montecito! Nice clean vibe and coffee doesn’t really get any better than this. Great seasonal and single origin options, roasted to utter perfection.
Best espresso in Montecito if you're looking for something like a Ritual, BlueBottle, Handlebar etc... this is it! It's the only solid option in Montecito and it's good, w/ milk alternatives like oat milk. Someone below complained about a microwave and not getting a free refill on their coffee -lol-. I've never seen high quality drip coffee with a free-refill, and why on earth would they need to have a microwave on-hand -lol!-. This seems like a generational misunderstanding. And, the staff are friendly enough, and honestly seem like they were transplanted from SF or LA, so a tad different for this locale. Lastly, Montecito is swimming with snotty people, businesses included, so I'm surprised anyone is complaining. Maybe it's reverse snotty-ness? Hipsters snubbing uptight folk? The point here is, this is thee best espresso spot in all of Montecito.
I went to Caffe Luxxe today for coffee and a scone. I was shocked when the woman said they had no microwave to heat it . So, I chose a banana muffin instead. My friend bought the scone. She regretted it, it was hard. Then when I needed a refill for my coffee, which is available at most other places, they declined. The interior is rather non descriptive. The staff were not very friendly, seemed uninterested in the customers. I cannot imagine how they stay in business. I will never return, the Village has other very friendly places with warmed pastry and refills.
I absolutely love the coffee here! Where I smoke it was delicious, though I do wish they had larger size drinks available to offset the price of it. The café is gorgeous, very clean and well-maintained and service is wonderful. Drinks are made to order quickly and the quality and flavor of the coffee is worth the splurge. Highly recommended!
My second visit to this self-proclaimed artisanal coffee shop. The first time, very expensive mediocre cup of drip coffee. Thought I would give it another try and ordered a cappuccino. Very expensive cup of warm milk. Minimal espresso, and what was in there was not very good. I won't be going back. Hard to believe Montecito can't do better than this...
I went in to grab a coffee with 2 friends, one of which lives and works in Montecito. The blonde women at the front was so rude! The set up looked great, but we all decided we won't go back, plenty of places to get a good coffee without being spoken down to.
Great, consistently made coffees
Absolutely myyy favvvv, little cozy, hide-away cafe; tucked wonderfully into the Montecito village mart. My mint tea was delectable: loose-leaf tea they personally wrapped+placed carefully in a teacup. Excellent service. I'll see ya soon.
Really very meh coffee. I love the ambiance of this coffee shop and the location is convienant. Plus there is parking! But the coffee is very meh. I had a almond milk latte and it was just ok. I don't recommend coming here and it's a bit more pricey than I think it should be.
Bought a bag of coffee from this place. The beans were overburnt, so the quality of the coffee was comparable to Starbucks at best.
Not sure where they thought they were going to be when they designed this place. Very “Orange County” looking. No, that’s not a compliment. And the attitude to match. Snobby and irreverent. The coffee is fine, the price is expensive, and the service is disappointing.
I went here with my team and they accommodated all 17 of us. They were super polite and made sure to make us feel welcomed. They also filled up my hydro flask with water for me which I thought was so kind and know that not everyone would do that. You can tell the people are kind, they had a birthday party for their dog in the outside area and it was so cute and inviting. Plus the coffee was great!
Great coffee â˜•ï¸ and lovely decor.
The croissants were pretty decent. But the people who were working there got the order wrong. They also weren't too welcoming when you walk in. Drinks were a little too sweet. Would come back for pastries but not drinks
Oat milk drinkers beware! The oat milk at Caffe Luxxe is NOT oatly or anything like oatly. It is crazy thick, strong and chalky. Worst oat milk I've ever had. I also asked for a small iced cappuccino (or something like that with less milk) and received a small iced latte with way too much bitter tasting 2% milk. Also, 5$ for a latte? And a $1 extra for oat or almond milk? So all in all a $6 12oz latte? I know I'm in Montecjto but that's ridiculous.
Best coffee in the hood. Taste is really good! Espresso... great put some pep in your step! The lemon ginger scone is way out, FREAKING GREAT! The macchiato is by the book. First Class. Forget the rest this is the best! Chill comfortable place, super sweet coffee team. Nice coffee to go and cool gift ideas. Wake up, sniff the Cafe Luxxe Coffee. Excellent quality, take the high road. Lounge area is sweet. Enjoy. 8~[)*
Great Coffee. Grouchy employees. Not sure what's up with these people. Such a shame. I'll give it a go again...actually not sure that I will.
May I please have an extra shot of abuse in my cappuccino? Super rude customer service...and just poor quality of service. If you are a self-deprecator and like it when others treat you badly, then this is the place for you. The attitude of the workers here is one that seems to say, "Idiot customer, why are you here? You're bothering me" I'm not sure why these people hate their job, or life, so much. Perhaps the bigger question is, why were they hired in the first place?
One of the BEST cappuccinos I have ever tasted in my 28 blessed years of living on this planet. Trevor (I hope I got the name right) greeted me with a radiant smile and made me feel immediately welcome! I will be back!
Have it only "Their Way" I have now been there a few times and will not go back. My experience on Friday was sorta silly as they had one customer in front of me who had so many issues with what she wanted and how here latte should be that neither employee took the time to ask me anything so I left after 10 minutes. I went back today only to be told that I could not have a single shot latte....really...double shots only....well I prefer next door or Jeanines.... Coffee only the way the want to serve itâ€
This is a very friendly, clean, and upbeat cafe. The staff is truly engaging, greeting visitors and going out of their way to describe their offerings and quickly fulfill them for you. They have a variety of exotic iced teas and serve great-tasting cappuccinos. The cafe has a long communal table with comfortable chairs. When I visited at 10:30am on a weekday, it wasn't very busy so finding a spot to sip my drink and watch the passersby from Vons across the way was easy. Recommended.
Great coffee shop, love the outdoor seating and the lattes are absolutely amazing. Friendly baristas. While the coffee is not cheap, you are paying for quality. Would be nice to have WiFi, but still a great place to sit down and read with a great coffee.
The coffee is good, nothing special as there are better local roasters in SB. What really blew my mind was the fact they charge a dollar for almond milk. As noted in previous reviews, Caffe Luxxe penalizes customers for choosing a more sustainable milk for their coffees. While the owner's response claims that they price their goods due to high cost of almond milk, every other coffee shop in SB somehow manages to not rip off the customer. Is the almond milk imported from Italy or something?
This coffee shop has nice waitstaff and a pleasant environment. But the coffee is not distinguishable from the coffee sold on the shelves of the Vons across the driveway. Also the pricing and serving sizes are silly. These owners are clearly trying to bring the west side LA hustle to SB, looking for the non discriminating tourists and Montecito matrons. And the waitstaff knows it. When my friend ordered her coffee with almond milk and questioned why she was charged $1 extra, the server apologized, and agreed that it was clearly an overcharge required by management. The owners should walk down coast village and visit Renauds and Honor Market where the coffee quality is much higher and the pricing and service precise and excellent.
Finally, coffee that's tastes GOOD in montecito. Ok, REALLY GOOD. So it's about $1 more than my same drink at Starbucks, but the quality is far superior and VERY worth the extra dollar for my mid morning commute. All of the products they use are superior quality. I'm getting to know the staff, as this is now my regular coffee stop, and they are all super nice.the have gluten free pastries. Cuter little gift items and greeting cards. Really clean, nicely decorated, calm ambiance. An excellent addition to the montecito market place.
The gentleman that were working today were so friendly and helpful ! Sold for life on oat milk. This place is across from the entrance of the grocery store. Locate it. Love it.
Just to even out the reviews... It has a nice atmosphere for meetings, etc. and the coffee was good.
Amazing cappuccino and ham and cheese croissant
The Baristas seem completely clueless. I ordered an espresso, instead I got a ristretto. The barista seems to just time the pour to 30 seconds without really paying attention to how fast the coffee is being extracted. At 4 dollars, if you order an espresso, you should get an espresso not "whatever comes out". Would not recommend. Edit: Updated the rating to 4 stars because of owner's very helpful response to my feedback. Will give it a second try!
A relaxing location to enjoy artisan coffee, tea and pastries. The staff were friendly and prompt and the shop was bright with a simple clean design. This shop has only been open a month or so, customer are spreading the news because they were pretty busy this morning. You can also purchase bags of coffee, t-shirts, birthday cards and more. Unfortunately I don't think they have Wi-Fi and the chairs make an awful sound when moved across the floor. Outside seating is available.
Trevor is so sweet! My iced americano was out of this world! I would definitely recommend!! :)
This just opened in Montrcito/Santa Barbara. The coffee is always perfect. The baristas know their coffees and can make it to your exacting specifications. And such lively places to sit outside and enjoy the day, and your coffee!
No one brews a bean like Luxxe! Whether it's a rich, robust roast with cream-no-sugar, or a frothy macchiato, these cats will rock your socks. Cannot praise their excellent staff enough!
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What an elegant and tasteful atmosphere Cafe Luxxe has brought to the montecito country mart. I adore the hints yellow they use to brighten the space and the incredible amount of natural light doesn't hurt either. Everything is very clean, but it doesn't feel sterile. You walk up to a delicious array of pastries and sandwiches made in store. I will say I wish there was a way for them to warm the pastries. The smiling faces behind the counter inform me on their great alternative milk selection. After asking bailey questions about their coffee and tea selection I ordered an oat milk latte with agave. I'm glad I got over the gorgeous latte art because the drink was phenomenal. I also got a chocolate croissant and, on another day, a sandwich. Both didn't last long enough for they were very tasty. As they don't offer Wifi (places around them do) it encourages collaboration with my colleagues.
This is by far the best coffee shop in town. Service is outstanding, staff is friendly and the coffee is top notch. The new Caffe Luxxe is a wonderful addition to the Montecito area. Will definitely come back again
This new spot is super cute and has GREAT coffee!! The service was quick and very friendly. Every coffee is served with a design! Would highly recommend if you're ever in Montecito
Cute Los Angeles based artisan coffee shop making its debut in Montecito. The shop boasts an open concept layout with plenty of seating at wood community table, window seats and bistro tables/chairs outside. Caffe Luxe roasts their own coffee, offering signature blends such as the Montecito Blend, a medium bodied roast with a smooth, dark fruit finish. They serve an array of fresh baked pastries, oatmeal and gourmet chocolate, along with coffee relevant gifts and cards. There are also gluten free pastries from local GF fave, Lilac Patisserie. It's a welcomed addition to the Montecito Country Mart. My cappuccino was hot, rich and delicious. A lovely start to the day!
What a nice addition to the Montecito Area. They have wonderful cappuccinos and friendly staff. Sitting outside in the sun on the patio and enjoying a Lilac Blueberry muffin that is gluten free was a bonus. This place is easy to find and there are definitely options for cold and hot days. Can't wait to come again and try another drink. Plus, they have a gorgeous dog mascot!
1028 Coast Village Rd Ste. A, Santa Barbara, CA 93108