Lilac Pâtisserie

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 64 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 9 more

1017 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 845-7400
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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2017

    The best key lime pies!😋

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    4 ratingAugust 12, 2017

    Gorgeous desserts & sweets treats. My salad was yummy and came w a rosemary-olive roll. Sandwiches looked amazing. So glad to have found such a charming place that is also worry-free.

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2017

    Delicious!!! Was so happy to find this. It's a must

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2017

    Absolutely delicious dedicated gluten free. Breakfast and lunch!

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2017

    An absolute must if you have Celiac Disease! Pure heaven!!

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2017

    OMG, sweet and savory gluten free heaven. On recent visit to the Santa Barbara area, I relied on Lilac Patisserie for delicious safe food. First tried their turkey sandwich on rosemary olive bread. Perfect blend of flavor. Treats, the lemon bar and brownie. I think the brownie was the best brownie I have ever had, and that includes the 49 years I was eating gluten. Next day, breakfast sandwich. Interesting combo. Coffee cake was delicious as was the blueberry scone. On my last visit I had the quiche Lorraine and the strawberry cheesecake to go. I hadn't had cheesecake in 7 years. What a treat. There crusts are light and flakey and hold together. I would love to know what their secrets are. 100% dedicated gluten free facility/bakery

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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2017

    Spectacular Dedicated Gluten Free Facility

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    4 ratingJuly 01, 2017

    Love being able to walk in to a place and not have to explain anything about my dietary needs. Staff is cheerful, and food is tasty.

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2017

    Wow, excellent selection, quality

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    5 ratingJune 05, 2017

    Amazing! Heavenly deserts and delicious sandwiches and all gluten-free!

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    5 ratingMay 31, 2017

    This place is amazing, a meca for gluten free

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    5 ratingMay 31, 2017

    Excellent - everything is GF!

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2017

    OMG not even sure where to start. Everything is gf And delicious! I had a slice of the princess cake and my hubby had a big slice of apple pie. Such a cute place. Only wish there was one in the bay area.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2017

    Dedicated gluten free! AND everything is delicious 😋 Breakfast for me today was eggs scrambled with herbs and bacon on the side. Coffee and coffee cake with a lemon cream cheese swirl😋

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2017

    Best gf bakery and cafe ever. Would recommend to anyone. Will be back. The lemon meringue tart was great!

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2017

    Amazing selection! Best gf bakery we have ever been to!

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    5 ratingJanuary 24, 2017

    So delicious, my husband (celiac) was in heaven! Went for breakfast and had omelet and toast and the fluffiest, moistest GF coffee cake and muffin we have ever had. Highly recommend this place!

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    5 ratingDecember 21, 2016

    Fabulous! I had the turkey club on Brioche bread. The texture of the bread was wonderful. Not dry, a little sweet and nutty. The sandwich was stacked high with meat and veggies. You do not feel like your eating gluten free at all. Now I have decide what I want for dessert! It all looks divine!! One word of advisement, if you are allergic to gluten free oats as well, only 2 out of the 5 sandwich beads offered do not contain oat flour. That's it!!! ENJOY!!!!

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2016

    Celiac safe. Hands down, AWESOME!! Flourless chocolate cake to die for.

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    5 ratingOctober 24, 2016

    Awesome Food everything gluten free It's the place to go. You won't be unhappy !!👍👍

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2016

    Completely gluten-free facility with delicious and beautiful professionally decorated cakes, great organic coffees, full breakfast, full lunch until 4 pm and deserts all day long. The cheesecake is real cheesecake, not like that vegan sugar paste GF cheesecake you find at the supermarket. The coffee cake is my favorite thing on the menu. The pies are amazing. I highly recommend the multi-grain bread. Vegan options are available. The scones are egg-free and delicious. Bonus: the owners are lovely people.

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2016

    Celiacs heaven! I had the toast (choice of 4 different types of home made bread) granola, and a banana muffin and cookie to go. All delicious.

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2016

    I felt like a kid in a candy store! Numerous yummy and not to mention beautiful desserts! The quiche and lilac salad were scrumptious! We had the berry patch cake and the raspberry chocolate mousse cake! Giant pieces for $8 each. Can easily be shared if you can agree on which of the dozens of choices. Quality is unbelievable! My daughter does not have celiac and loved everything we tried! I have celiac and had no problems! Dedicated gf bakery/restaurant!

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    Everything I've had here is absolutely delicious. Pay no attention to the prices. Their food is worth it. I recommend the breakfast sandwich on rosemary olive bread. Yummy!!

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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2016

    one of the best gf bakeries I've been to in California. good thing I don't live nearby or I would weigh 10 lbs. more. Items are very tasty, if a bit heavy.

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    Awesome, friendly treatment and everything goes Gluten free c: a little expensive tho but worth

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    The most amazing array of gluten free baked products I have ever seen. i wish I could transport Lilac back to Australia.

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    Never had anything like it! Amazing selection of delicious gluten-free cakes and desserts. Everything tastes wonderful! Can't believe everything is gluten-free.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    Dedicated gf bakery and cafe. Enormous selection of cakes and sweets. Hearty breakfast choices. Able to accommodate dairy allergies. At least 5 different kinds of homemade bread. Cute restaurant!

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2016

    The bread, sandwiches and cakes are amazingly good!

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2016

    Amazing and delicious desserts! They had cakes and pastries my daughter never thought she would eat again! Every year prior to her diagnosis we would purchase a princess cake for our kids bdays. She cried about two weeks before we visited this bakery because she would never be able to eat the yummy cake we always got for birthdays. It was so touching to see her experience taking bites out of the princess cake and enjoying every bit of it!!! Brought tears to our eyes. We all had different cakes from the lime tart, brownie cheesecake, strawberry cake and more... It was perfect!

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2016

    Oh my goodness, so good!! It was awesome to be able to look at a cooler full of yummy goodness and be able to order anything!! A dedicated gf bakery with awesome sandwiches too. I would venture to say it was even better than Babycakes.

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    5 ratingMay 10, 2016

    Cute store. clean and bright with well dressed staff. Initially, prices seemed quite high (and are for some things), but you get what you pay for. Portions are large, or just right and flavor was amazing. We had cookies and cream cheesecake, excited that there was anything gf cookies and cream and we're delighted. We will be back.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2016

    Great selection of gf baked goods, but only three were also vegan. Try the carrot cake cupcake.

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2015

    Absolutely delicious! Had veggie quiche, salad, Boston Creme cake and a cappuccino. All fabulous.

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2015

    Holy cow!! They have presentation *nailed.*. I love how the gluten free part is in small letters, but the whole place is gluten free!!! The cakes are absolutely beautiful. All kinds of exquisite combinations!! And they taste amazing too!!

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    4 ratingOctober 02, 2015

    Great assortment and delicious food, but really pricey.

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    4 ratingSeptember 28, 2015

    Fantastic gluten free mocha, made with their chocolate ganache! It is way too small. I always need 20 ounce mochas, cappuccinos, etc. God intended for only the wealthy to have Celiac's Disease: I can't wait to have their ham & egg breakfast sandwich, but $14?! I've had the gluten free carrot cupcake-yummy. The lemon merengue tart-best I've ever had in my life. I really don't want to give more than 3 stars for a place that goes to all this trouble to be gluten free, yet puts us at-risk for diabetes & blood sugar surges from refined white sugar! Oh wow! I had the 1/2 ham & cheese sandwich + big bowl of Butternut Squash soup lunch combo ($16 so As a Celiac living on Social Security I'm so sad & frustrated I can rarely eat here) The Rosemary bread is gigantic, 1/2 sandwich is twice the size of every whole g-free sandwich I've ever had. Lots of meat, not much flavor, not enough lettuce. At home I added kale, spinach & mayo & it became perfect! All I could have ever dreamed for

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2015

    Wow! If you are traveling in or near Santa Barbara, you must stop here! We stopped to pick up sandwiches and ended up splitting the ham & swiss on brioche, and the Waldorf chicken salad on honey nut bread. They were both delicious and the bread held up nicely! And after seeing their beautiful cakes, we ended up taking a few slices for the road! (carrot spice, bananas foster, cookies and cream cheesecake, and a Lemon meringue tart-- yum yum!). The only negative is a $2 up- charge to toast your sandwich.

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2015

    Wow. Must go here. Nicest dessert shop for gluten free people

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2015

    Beautiful establishment, delicious food, and a 100% celiac-safe environment. I would highly recommend ordering a sandwich with toasted bread- all of their sandwich breads are THE BEST gf you'll ever have.

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2015

    This place was like i died and went to gluten free heaven. Wanted 1 of everything. Had grilled cheese and turkey on brioche, yum. my personal favorite was the carrot cake. My non-GF husband said the blueberry muffins was the best bb muffin he has ever had in this like.

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2015

    Amazing!!! I think this is the first place I've walked into in years where everything was gluten free and the first time I've drooled over a bakery case where I could eat everything in it. My fiancé and I each had a piece of cake and for the first time in forever we could actually share. Both the chocolate decadence cake and chocolate raspberry cake were AMAZING. The pieces were huge. Almost too much. This was our breakfast and lunch. Amazing.

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    4 ratingApril 06, 2015

    Delicious blueberry muffins. Banana walnut muffins a bit too sweet for me. Beautiful interior with glass cake decorating area. They just started serving lunch and will serve breakfast soon too.

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2015

    I am in Heaven!!...Had the strawberry cheesecake, and it was to die...Will be going back again and again...Great to have a completely gluten free place to go here in town...Thank you Lilac ♡♥♡

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2015

    Fabulous! What a find. On our recent visit to Santa Barbara, my husband and I stumbled across this dedicated gluten free patisserie. My husband, who is not gluten free, raved about their cheesecakes and their latte. Members of our party not only tried their cheesecakes, but their carrot cake, coconut cream cake, and fruit tarts. All were excellent. My personal favorite was the coconut cream cake. Will definitely go back.

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2015

    I have visited Lilac Patisserie three times. Great place with absolutely gorgeous gluten free desserts of every kind! The best I've ever tasted!! They will have bread soon, plus breakfast and lunch menus. Completely gluten free establishment. They do wedding cakes too!

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2015

    I'm literally in heaven! The tarts are great and the sea salt Carmel chocolate cake! Best gluten free bakery I've had in 5 years of being gf!

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    5 ratingFebruary 16, 2015

    Everything is completely gluten free and amazing. Best cheesecake I've ever had in my life and my non-celiac friend got a raspberry chocolate cake and said it was the best one she's ever had too! Absolutely great quality and taste. Can't wait to go back! My favorite part (besides the actual cheesecake itself) was that for once I didn't have to worry about if I would get cross contaminated or anything of that sort. The owner is Celiac too which made me feel so much more confident. Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingFebruary 11, 2015

    This shop is a celiac's paradise. The cafe isn't open yet, but the bakery is and it is wonderful. The entire facility is gluten free, so there is complete peace of mind.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cakes
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
Monday
8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 7 pm
Thursday
8 am - 7 pm
Friday
8 am - 9 pm
Saturday
8 am - 9 pm
Sunday
8 am - 7 pm

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