Santa Barbara and Montecito are filled with hidden gems where you can enjoy brunch with incredible ocean and mountain views.
Whether you prefer to go out to a restaurant, enjoy a catered brunch in your own backyard, or prepare the meal yourself, you can’t find a more breathtaking and brunch friendly place than here!
Scarlett Begonia strives to have interesting, thoughtful food. Their menus change weekly with an innovative fresh look at breakfast and lunch and dinner. They provide Santa Barbara with a restaurant that showcases progressive modern food, using sustainable, organic, high quality ingredients coupled with innovative cooking to be one of the most foodcentric restaurants around. Some of our favorite brunch items include their magnificent house made granola pictured above and left, their lemon ricotta pancakes, and their kale Caesar salad with a poached egg on top.
If you feel like avoiding the stress that comes with hosting brunch altogether, head to Lucky’s in Montecito for a home away from home vibe. They are dedicated to their customers’ enjoyment, relaxation, and happiness while holding a comfortable setting that’s right for brunch, and a warm welcome for old friends and new acquaintances. Their menu is extremely versatile and appeals to all tastes from French onion soup, corned beef hash and poached eggs (pictured right), to a waffle platter and a sliced steak salad. Don't forget to order a brunch cocktail!
C'est cheese has a simple yet amazing menu that caters to all tastes and dietary restrictions. They open early for breakfast, which makes it easy for those early risers who want to meet their friends for a light breakfast before a morning hike up Inspiration Point. They also have a wide variety of teas, coffees, and juices, and of course mimosas are on the menu! Additionally, they make it super easy to order takeout, if you're planning on hosting a brunch at home, or even better... they cater events!
incredible Brunch Terraces
Solana is home to numerous outdoor dining destinations. From expansive entertaining to private moments for two, Solana’s many terraces create unrivaled ambiances for every event imaginable. Enjoy a lavish brunch on the ocean terrace offer sweeping views of the sea, or an intimate morning on the north facing Montecito Peak terrace. Tucked beyond the southeastern corner of the residence, the alluring Four Seasons dining area awaits. Adorned with Terra Cotta tiles depicting the four seasons and an Italian fountain-house, this wonderfully private glen is the perfect backdrop for Sunday brunch in Montecito.
This home reigns over Montecito after having just emerged from an incredible elevation of style, with a sense of effortless sophistication. The dreamy kitchen, with white marble countertops, professional appliances, and a walk-in pantry is the perfect place to entertain while perfecting your brioche French toast or blueberry compote with fresh ingredients from Friday’s Farmers’ Market. The kitchen opens to the breakfast room, ocean view terrace, and a covered verande with views of the formal gardens. This space is perfect for a transition from a casual Sunday brunch to a formal evening of cocktails with friends.
871 Oak Grove offers incredible mountain views, a charming patio, and a bubbling, natural stone water element. The north patio provides a serene mountain view and overlooks the gardens, designed by the renowned San Ysidro Ranch landscape architect Laurie Lewis. Start your morning with brunch outside while the kid’s play Capture the Flag on the lawns, or hide and seek among the magnificent oak trees.