Starbucks in SantaBarbara


Carpinteria & Casitas Pass Rd., Carpinteria, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/17/1999

"Carpinteria", meaning "carpentry", and I'm told it's so named because of the redwood planked canoes built by a local tribe. But enough of the silly historical babble--the real appeal of this store is the drive up US-101, which hugs the coast all the way here from Ventura. When I get around to buying that helicopter, I'll post some shots of this store and the coast.

Goleta, Goleta, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/17/1999


Hollister & Storke-Goleta, Goleta, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/27/2000


Isla Vista, Isla Vista, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/17/1999

This florid location, in the outer Santa Barbara community of Goleta, is the northenmost store in Southern California, at least along US-101. It's close proximity to UCSB (University of California at Santa Barbara) explains the "Store Hours for Finals" sign, and all the lovely, radiant, southern California college girls.

1990 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/27/2000


800 State Street, Santa Barbara, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/17/1999

Location on crowded State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, visiting this store (by car, at least) might prove a challenge, but well-worth the hassle. Between the architecture, the trees, the mountains, and the general ambiance, this store easily deserves a spot on the list of favorites.

Five Points Center, Santa Barbara, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/30/2006

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La Cumbre Plaza, Santa Barbara, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/30/2006, ORIGINAL VISIT: 5/27/2005

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Montecito, Santa Barbara, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/17/1999

I may be fluent in Spanish, but my vocabulary is limited. Nevertheless, I will hazard the guess that "montecito" means "little forest", and this Starbucks location certainly bears out its moniker. One oddity about the area is that the Coast Village exit (off the 101) is a left exit--I've seen hundreds of exits all over the country, and left exits are a definite rarity.

State & Cota, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/30/2006, ORIGINAL VISIT: 5/27/2005


State & Victoria, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 9/30/2006, ORIGINAL VISIT: 1/2/2006

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W Carrillo & De La Vina - Santa Ba, Santa Barbara, California
OPENED: 2/2/2012, PHOTO: 5/1/2012

This store faced a bit of a controversy regarding their large outdoor sign, and eventually they had to take it down, so it now sits inside the store, on a wall, and thus gives this store a unique feature I've not seen anywhere else.

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