At Antioch University Santa Barbara, you can now not only pursue higher learning, but you can also grab lunch at a higher altitude. Nestled next to the campus building’s rooftop patio is the new Book Ends Café, which was opened during the summer by owners Dominic Shiach and his wife, Carmen Deforest.
Book Ends Café serves up a select menu of sustainable and delicious gourmet salads, sandwiches, breakfast goods, and specialty drinks. All of their meats are organic, their produce is sourced from the farmer’s market or directly from local organic farms, and the bread and pastry selections are baked locally.
Students and the general public alike can enjoy a casual bite to eat and stunning views of downtown Santa Barbara. Book Ends can be accessed outside by the staircase leading up from Cota Street, or from inside the lobby by elevator.
You are invited to come dine inside or al fresco on the patio, Monday–Thursday, 8:00am–6:15pm, and Friday and Saturday, 8:00am–2:00pm.