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Cafe Int'L - Goleta
5664 Calle Real, Goleta
Phone: (805) 683-2392

Reviews by the General Public

Not Welcome, 1/11/2016
Reviewer: Mr.Stranger from Santa Barbara, CA
Thought about eating in at this restaurant during the recent storm, came in soaked and looking for a hot meal around 2pm Thursday evening. The greeter, who was a girl in the front told me they would be closing in 30 minutes...and that's it. Implying that the staff wanted to leave early and deny any future business. Not coming back, why not change the hours? Why send a patron out into the storm while in business? Stay away if you would like customer service when paying to eat out.

Major Organizational Problems , 12/28/2015
Reviewer: Lara from Santa Barbara, CA
Went with a party of 6 - my first visit. All but 1 of us had the wrong order. Some food came out right away, some much later and they struggled to figure out who each order coming out of the kitchen was for, both at our table and in the rest of the restaurant. Server was nice but everything in that place was falling apart and I could tell he knew it.

Love this place!, 12/3/2015
Reviewer: Paul from Santa Barbara, CA
The food is very good, my only complaint would be the portion sizes. The service is superb. The owner and the kid who works behind the register are both very good, very polite, I couldn't ask for better service.

Good, very wide menu, 5/20/2015
Reviewer: Jonathan from Santa Barbara, CA
I had lunch there today and had the bulgogi salad. Apparently they have added some Korean dishes. The meal was good. The counter service was nice and efficient. I guess they have cleaned up their act compared to when all the negative reviews were written.

Pick somewhere else!
Reviewer: Nicole from Santa Barbara, CA
I used to love Cafe Int'l, but for the last year the quality of food and service has gone down hill. The eggs are very greasy, although the home potatoes are still pretty good. The real issue I have is service. I went there today and was given the wrong order. Not only was it the wrong order, but it was ice cold. I expect more when I am paying for food.

try the bulgogi dishes
Reviewer: chris from Santa Barbara, CA
We tried the new Korean bulgogi dishes - a sandwich and a salad - and found both very nice. The beef marinated in a sweet soy-based sauce is tender and tasty, so it works as a protein addition for an otherwise pedestrian salad, or as the star of a really tasty sandwich on crispy French roll with veg and sauce which came with a side dish. (We'll do the sandwich again.) They have other bulgogi offerings to try. Counter service was quick and friendly with food delivered to table. $8-9 and Axxess accepted.

Not worth it
Reviewer: Donna from Santa Barbara, CA
Ordered a tuna stuffed avocado. So what I got was some basic romaine lettce with some faded out tasteless tomatoes, some tuna salad with a small amount of cubed avocado underneath it. What a rip off. For $9.00?? They should not advertise it as a stuffed avocado.Never again will I go there.Nope!!!

Thoughtless $$ sandwich
Reviewer: Charlotte from Goleta
Place was empty. Asked the counter person if the Reuben was toasted or grilled, she said grilled, which I told her was a must for me. For $7.95 I got a toasted "Reuben" on a Wonderbreadesque rye, 2 thin, chewy, grissley pieces of corned beef, hardly any saurkraut . I have never seen such a sad sandwich in my life and for $7.95!!! What a joke. When I told the counter person that the bread WAS toasted and not grilled and there just wasn't enough of anything in this sandwich and the quality if meat and bread was very poor. She responded with "oh, that's what it's supposed to look like". So this sandwich shop can't make one of the most classic sandwiches on Earth and they don't even know what grilled vs. toasted means! Wow!

stale bagel
Reviewer: cady from Santa Barbara, CA
i just got a lox bagel and the bagel was 100% stale. i used to work here years ago and the food was great. its obviously going downhill. the service was very good though.

Best Breakfast in Town
Reviewer: Jack from Santa Barbara, CA
There is too much hype about the Cajun Kitchen. I like this place much better than Cajun Kitchen; quieter atmosphere, nice food and attentive servers. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

Worst website ever
Reviewer: Beverly Wilkins from Santa Barbara, CA
Look at their website and you'll see why it gets my vote for worst website ever. Can't a girl just read a menu without floating s*** all over the place making the content COMPLETELY illegible? Too many other good sandwich places in town to put up with websites like this. No excuse: clean it up, Cafe Intl.

Not all changes are good
Reviewer: Chris from Santa Barbara, CA
Their potatoes are crunchy and yummy - right out of the bag, and the potatoes are always mediocre. Never great, never lousy. Just eggs. Used to be great coffee. New coffee is ordinary. Do you like dry croissants and cold coffee? They date the croissants in pen on the bottom of the plastic wrap but waitress said they will sell them up to five days old, mine still had two days to go! They never heard of "day old bread"? It's not a compliment! It was hard and dry in spite of the half a box of plastic wrap on it. I've been going there for years... I should have talked to one of the original wait staff - the new one was apologetic, but what I needed was a fresh croissant. They used to make awesome open face bagel sandwiches.... maybe I'll try one of those again one day. They have good music and I like the people. Never crowded. I do like the new "look."

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