Markets & Eateries

Retail dining is committed to serving the UC Santa Barbara community with passion and excellence. At our on-campus cafes, eateries, and markets we strive to offer value, convenience, and delicious culinary options that reflect the cultural diversity and dietary needs of our guests in a welcoming atmosphere. Our locations are dynamic social intersections, and our visibility creates an inherent responsibility to uphold and promote the values of Campus Dining and Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises. 

the arbor


The Arbor is so much more than a convenience store. Serving over 3,000 people daily, we offer fresh grab & go sandwiches, salads and baked goods, including vegan and vegetarian options.  Organic brewed coffee and a full-service espresso bar are available, as well as an extensive selection of bottled drinks and snacks, including many healthier choices; school supplies; and personal care items.  Take a seat outside on our huge patio under the palms, perfect for studying and people watching. EBT (CalFresh) accepted.

manager: Jose Ayon-Nevarez
phone: 805-893-4164

days hours
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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coral tree cafe


Enjoy made-to-order breakfast and lunch with an emphasis on international flavors and healthier options at a table inside, or sit out on the expansive patio.  Fresh-baked goods and grab & go items; a curated selection of bottled drinks and snacks; and a full coffee and espresso menu are also available at this lively spot located near the Visitor Center, Admissions and Campbell Hall.   

manager: Stuart Sterling
phone: 805-893-4704

days hours


7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

location icon  Coral Tree Cafe menu

The Corner Store exterior


Swing by The Corner Store for a quick pick-me-up, and choose from a full array of bulk candy and nuts. Also available are fresh grab 'n go sandwiches and salads, as well as a large selection of bottled beverages and snacks.

phone: 805-893-4593

days hours


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

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courtyard cafe


This welcoming spot features high quality, house-made tacos with fresh ingredients and toppings. Enjoy your meal in a comfortable booth with friends, or on the go. Short on time? Courtyard also offers a comprehensive line of snacks, fresh bakery items, grab & go selections, coffee and espresso drinks, and bottled beverages. Yoshinoya Japanese food is available at this location.    

manager: Erik Lundberg
phone: 805-893-7833

days hours


8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

location icon  Courtyard Cafe menu

Romaine's Exterior


For a quick, healthy lunch come visit us at Romaine's. Our soup and salad bar are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and sustained throughout the day. Ingredients are prepared fresh daily, and our staff is ready to assist in building the perfect meal.

phone: 805-893-5308

days hours
Monday-Sunday Closed for Summer

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root burger


Root Burger offers a fresh take on the classic American burger. Using the freshest ingredients that are sourced locally, whenever possible, we offer a variety of burgers, chicken sandwiches, fresh salads and an array of sides.

manager: Liza Holmes
phone: 805-893-7060

days hours


10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. -  2 p.m.
Sunday Closed

location icon  Root Burger menu



Enjoy beautiful lagoon views from study-friendly workspaces as you sip your favorite beverage.  Located in the University Center next to the Campus Store, Starbucks offers handcrafted beverages, premium teas and delectable treats. Artfully roasted and brewed, high-quality arabica coffee is served one cup at a time.   

manager: Krista Fritzen
phone: 805-893-4492

days hours


7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed

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The Store at Buchanan sign


Conveniently located between Phelps Hall, Ellison Hall, and Physical Sciences, this shop is tiny but mighty.  Serving everything you need to power through your day including snacks; coffee and espresso drinks; freshly-made grab & go sandwiches and salads; school supplies and more.

phone: 805-893-3748

days hours


7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday


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the summit cafe


Visit Summit Cafe in the library to fuel your day with freshly prepared food and beverages. Featuring grab & go sandwiches, salads, specialty wraps, bakery items, smoothies, and a full menu of organic coffee and espresso drinks.

phone: 805-893-6040

days hours


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

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tenaya market & eatery


Tenaya is your friendly neighborhood full-service market, located near the corner of Storke Road and El Colegio, within San Joaquin Villages.  We offer everything from fresh veggies, ice cream and ketchup to toilet paper and shampoo in a fun, upscale environment.  Featuring house-made grab & go items such as personal pizzas, burritos, sandwiches and salads, Tenaya also has a made-to-order menu with items such as toasted panini sandwiches and ramen bowls, as well as freshly brewed coffee and espresso drinks. EBT (CalFresh) accepted.

manager: Debbi Chew Romero
phone: 805-893-8555

days hours


Closed for Summer

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Our Campus Dining Partners


partner location
Die Bretzel Near the Arbor
Panda Express UCen 1st floor
Subway (Arbor) Arbor (inside)
Subway (UCen) UCen 2nd floor
Yoshinoya Kirby Crossing/Courtyard
Santorini Island Grill UCen 2nd floor
Woodstock's Pizza Arbor (side)