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Happy Customers

This is our closest neighborhood cafe, and it is definitely a step up from your average greasy spoon. The food quality and prices are just great, large portions and a nice assortment of both typical cafe fare and some local style dishes (seafood, Mexican, etc.). Also, I am usually amazed at just how well managed it is. Even with a packed house, we always get our food quickly and frequent drink refills. They have also been very accommodating with impromptu large groups a few times over the years.

Dave J.

Cody’s continues to be one of our top choices here in Santa Barbara. They offer delicious home cooked meals that have never disappointed us. We appreciate the Pet Friendly Patio and the welcoming smiles & atmosphere — thank you Cody’s.

Joyce S.

I’ve been coming to this place since I moved to Santa Barbara in 2009 at least twice a week.
The wait staff are courteous and friendly and have or drinks on the table before we’ve even opened our menus.
The food is great and at an fantastic price.
It’s hard to go wrong with codys for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Louis G.

Did someone say Brunch??

Love this place on a Sat/Sun morning for a solid variety of quality American brunch.
The food is Eggscelent and the decor is totally rad!
Would give it 5 stars but the place gets really busy so you do have to wait a lot for seating and food but it’s a great experience and definitely worth it.

Dani N.

Codys has become my absolute favorite breakfast spot. We’ve come here every Saturday morning for the past couple months and always leave satisfied. I looooove the ham steak and hash browns.

Good sized portions, servers are always friendly, food comes out pretty quick, and they always keep my coffee filled.

Justine R.

I have been going to Cody’s Cafe for years with my family. It’s also my go to place to take out of town visiting friends. It’s reasonably priced, the food is wonderful, and it is a consistently a great experience.

Felicia H.

My family and friends have been going to Cody’s since it opened. In fact, I remember playing Gauntlet at Round Table Pizza at this location after San Marcos football games.

You’ll always find this place filled with locals looking for solid diner style food at a good price. Tonight I had the chicken tostada but in the past I’ve enjoyed the salads, sandwiches, and numerous specials. They really treat kids well here and have some of the friendliest servers in town.

Cody’s excels at breakfast and is worth the wait on the weekends. The bacon omelette is off the hook, and they’ll let you substitute a single pancake for the toast. There really is no downside to Cody’s if you understand that it’s not a typical high brow SB spot, except sometimes I get too full and need to lie down for a bit.

Dare H.

A Santa Barbara staple for a reason. You won’t find a better “classic diner” style place. Huge portions and reasonable prices. Most popular during brunch time on the weekends, you might have to wait a bit to be seated, but it’ll be worth it. This is your one-stop shop for comfort foods like pancakes, waffles, or omelettes. I highly recommend the chile verde omelette w/ hash browns. It’s my usual go-to dish. It even comes w/ a side of fresh and hot cornbread that rounds out the meal perfectly. You honestly can’t go wrong w/ anything on the menu. Yes, they also serve lunch and dinner, but brunch is definitely where they stand out the most!

Rudy M.

Love this cafe!! Came for a graduation and was welcomed by Antonio the manager and waitress Karely!

We called & made reservations thinking it was going to be crowed and we were 10 deep! We got sets right away! Great customer service!

The waitress was amazing & really helped to make the night fun :). She even taught my god bothers & I how to take a shot (Mexican style)..

Now on to the food, I must say it was delicious! I ordered the scampi and almost couldn’t finish it haha. It comes with salad or soup && the salad was tasty :). I would strongly recommend this cafe! The staff is great! Thank u Cody’s Cafe for making our night memorable 🙂

Porsche C.
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