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 7:30am-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

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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: Krista Fritzen
phone: 805-893-4704

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*opening on Monday, 9/27  

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courtyard cafe


Courtyard 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

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*opening on Monday, 9/27  

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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


Saturday 10:30am-3:30pm

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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: Bobby Mireles
phone: 805-893-4492

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Saturday 10:30am-4:00pm

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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: Ken Thompson
phone: 805-893-8555

days hours


Walk-up window opens weekdays by 8am with most items available.

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the summit cafe


Visit Summit cafe in the library to fuel your day.  Featuring scratch-made soups; bakery items; grab & go salads and sandwiches; and a full menu of organic coffee and espresso drinks. 

phone: 805-893-6040

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*opening during academic year


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Our Campus Dining Partners


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