I am here at the Java Station in Santa Barbara (review: http://bit.ly/zA4BA). I have to say that I am impressed with the amount of plush seating surfaces, including to giant couches, about a dozen arm chairs, including a reclining la-z-boy. They even have an enormous fireplace, plenty of tables, outdoor seating, and free wifi. At the moment, the music is quite nice; a baroque classical selection that sounds like it may be local radio. Nice touch!
I ordered a large iced coffee and an orange, cranberry muffin. The iced coffee is a little weak, but tolerable. However, the perfectly moist and not too sweet muffin rocks. WHile I was ordering they had some pretty mean looking brisket they were prepping for catering. One gentleman ordered a beautiful avocado, cheese, and tomato on toast that looked as if it was out of Sunset Magazine.
Overall, Java Station is a far cry from the stuffy old mattress salesroom that occupied this same space almost ten years ago. Perhaps I am happy the mattress sales business went belly up as Java Station is a great place to kick back and relax. I will hold off on an official rating until I visit a few more times, but I am looking forward to coming back… especially if the awesome classical is still playing.
Out and About in Santa Barbara