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Cafe Luna
2354 Lillie Ave, Summerland
Phone: (805) 695-8780

Reviews by the General Public

Friendly staff, hit and miss food but very dirty, 4/6/2014
Reviewer: Mark from Santa Barbara, CA
This place is really in need of a good scrub down. I don't usually freak about a few crumbs or a run down looking restaurant, but when you walk into a place and it smells bad and the floor is dirty and the fabric on the cushions smell bad and look stained and dirty...well, you have to wonder what's going on behind the counter. Now, it may be that the kitchen/prep area is perfectly clean. But you'd never know it from the rest of the place. The staff is pretty friendly and helpful. The food is sometimes very good, sometimes mediocre. But I can't go back anymore because I just don't want to sit and dine in a place that smells bad and looks filthy.

It could be so much more, but it's still great!, 2/17/2014
Reviewer: David from Santa Barbara, CA
I live in Summerland and frequent Cafe Luna a few times a week. I have dined there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you are looking for a relaxed place to have breakfast, this is the place. Don't go if you are rushed for time and just want to grab a quick coffee. Other reviewers have noted that the coffee is poor quality, but that is far from accurate. The coffee is Green Star brand which is a respectable local roaster. The various food items I recommend are: the poached egg bowl, the almond croissants (they are from Renaud's), the chicken dinner, and the potato pizza (it's really excellent). Ok, now as for my review of the physical location, this is a dump that could be so much more. My suggestions for the owners are: clear out the cob webs, paint the walls and floors, taken down the crappy pergola looking structure in the front of the building along with the dirty fabric thing that is entangled in the structure, AND THEN THIS PLACE WILL SPARKLE. If you really want to go the extra mile, make the coffee service honor code so people drop their $$ in a box and don't have to wait to pay for a cup of coffee.

Superb dinner at Cafe Luna in Summerland
Reviewer: Mark from Santa Barbara, CA
We just had an exquisite dinner at Cafe Luna, which has recently started serving dinner. The meal was beautifully nuanced and presented in a warm atmosphere in an intimate dining room dominated by a large field stone fireplace. We learned that Chef David frequently changes his menu, which is California with an Italian flair. The seasonings were delicate and distinctive. We had a delicious very thin crust pizza and a light and delicious meatloaf with a side of mashed potatoes with truffle oil. I took the risk on the meatloaf, thinking the recommendations would prove to be unfounded. Instead, it was the best I've ever eaten. The dessert was a selection of mini-brownies covered with burnt marmalade sauce. The wine list featured local wines at reasonable prices, which was a refreshing change. The acoustics were fine, so we could talk without raising our voices. Our server was friendly and professional. You should check it out.

Mediterranean Jewel
Reviewer: Carlos from Santa Barbara, CA
On a sunny day it feels like being in the Italian Riviera; excellent food with a warm atmosphere and very friendly service. My friends from outer town insist in going there for dinner, again and again. This place should not be missed.

Reviewer: Irene C. from Santa Barbara, CA
After a day at the beach, drove by and saw the banner outside "Now Serving Pizza," and couldn't resist. Despite a wait to order food (counter service), everything was excellent. The wood-fired pizza is amazing (had the classic Margherita) and the staff very nice. Had a lovely lunch & couple of beers on the front patio. We had just missed the live music... will have to return another weekend for the entertainment. Fantastic, casual spot and pizza that rivals the best! Thanks!

It could be so much more
Reviewer: andrew from Summerland CA
First let me state, that I live in the neighborhood and could and would frequent often if they had good coffee. There needs to be a better brand such as "Blue Bottle" to draw a more discerning crowd, people want the best these days in drinks and coffee. I think they could make a way better use of this terrific space. Faster service with better wait staff that know exactly what to do in a short amount of time. Time and time again they have made my order wrong.

I LOVE Cafe Luna!
Reviewer: Haley from Summerland, CA
Their almond croissants are AMAZING, they have free wifi and I love the homey feel of it. Itís especially fun on Sundays when they play live music and serve mimosas! The owners are very friendly, as is the service, contrary to other reviews, I have never had a problem with my coffee taking too long, nor have I been served cold coffee.

entertainment fabulous!
Reviewer: Corinne from Santa Barbara, CA
Colin and Angel are the most amazing and gifted musicians - they transport one to another world! Thank you for offering first class entertainment.

They are trying
Reviewer: Jill from Santa Barbara, CA
They are trying hard. Getting better and fuller If they added Pizza to go in the afternoon it would add a lot to the community. A bit pricey but not bad. Coffee is pretty good better than starbux. There is one guy there nearly everyday trying to pick up women but other than that safe and quiet (he is a bit funny and pathetic). Having free Internet a few bigger tables would make it nicer! not bad for what it is!

Terrible service.
Reviewer: Mc Neil from Santa Barbara, CA
Approached the counter for a drink, it appeared to be one of the employees was arguing with the owner very unprofessional. The only reason I didn't get up and go was cause I was running late to work. By the time the drink reached my hands it was cold. I've tried to become a loyal customer but, the service has become horrible. Unfriendly, unprofessional.

Great going,
Reviewer: Megan P. from Santa Barbara, CA
Waited 7 minutes for my drink, (STARBUCKS WILL HAVE YOUR DRINK IN 3 MINUTES) when I finally got my drink, the tall short haired girl gave me such attitude. The drink was cold when I approached her, I asked if she can heat it. I said it was kind of cold she said "oh wow I heated to 145" with such attitude. Not the first she has done that me and my husband. But, it was the last. The Vegetable Quiche I got was old, as if it sat in there cooler for days. The quality of service has drastically gone down. I will never step foot back into that dump of a place it has turned into. Matter of time before Cafe Luna vanishes... It once was a beautiful place to go sit and enjoy some coffee....

Reviewer: DARLENE VANDUIVENDYK from Wickenburg, Arizona

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