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<strong>NorthStar:</strong>  Baristas Thor Benson (left) and Dasha Perkins serve up a double latte at the State Street coffee house.

Paul Wellman

NorthStar: Baristas Thor Benson (left) and Dasha Perkins serve up a double latte at the State Street coffee house.


NorthStar Coffee

Inside a Coffee House that’s Home to an Eclectic Combo of Drinks and Decorations


Where: 916 State St., 965-5593, northstarcoffee.com.

What: A coffee house that is home to an eclectic combination of beverages, decorative objects, and snacks.

How Much: Ice blended drinks, 16 oz., $3.95; ice cream $2.75-$4.49; breakfast $3.49-$6.49.

Northstar Coffee
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Paul Wellman

Northstar Coffee

The Dish: NorthStar’s baristas pride themselves on their full-bodied and flavorful brews as well as artful latte foam and non-coffee alternatives. Their State Street patio is filled from dawn ‘til dusk with people watchers under red-arched awnings. Patrons can enjoy a variety of snack options including pastries from D’Angelo Bread, scrambled eggs, bagels, sandwiches, soups, salads, delicious desserts, and six flavors of McConnell’s ice cream. An inviting interior houses a stone fireplace, reading materials, a bookcase decorated with antique novels and sailboat bookends, comfortable leather couches, and free Wi-Fi Internet access-a perk plenty of customers very much enjoy. Beverages range from Oreo cookie freeze ice blended drinks to Mexican spice hot chocolate to house coffee, the menu’s “daily essential.” NorthStar is a friendly stop for a coffee on the go, a business meeting, or to sip and savor over a research paper.

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Northstar Coffee Company

918 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-5593. More Info

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