Savoy Cafe & Deli

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 28 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer, Sandwiches + 9 more
71% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

24 West Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Directions

(805) 962-6611
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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2017

    The staff is fantastic, the food is fantastic, and I felt totally safe eating here! I'm a severe Celiac (1 crumb and I'm done), so I got the stuff at the front of the window, but they were super knowledgeable, so I wouldn't feel bad about getting something from the back next time.

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    1 ratingAugust 12, 2017

    Although there were many gf options, cross-contamination was definitely an issue. GF dishes sitting next to non GF foods. Seeing the flakey regular quiche crusts on an open shelf above GF dishes was when I knew this place didn't take celiacs seriously. Very disappointed.

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2017

    Loved it so much we came back again the next day! The gf French toast and the pancakes are both delicious

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    4 ratingJune 05, 2017

    Delicious French Toast!

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2017

    I had the best gf french toast served with fresh berries. Delicious! My husband had the same except not gf. They also have a lot of baked gf treats that they make there. The place seems to be very sensitive to people that are gf. Wish we would have had time to eat here for another meal because would have loved to try a sandwich. Next time we are in town will go back!

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2017

    Fantastic food!!! A walk up to the counter and order, deli style place. This place has a salad bar, a soup station with four daily soups, a walk up counter with hot foods and sandwiches. Everything is labeled and indicates if gluten free and/or dairy free. Probably 80% of the items were gluten free. Also has a large assortment of gf bakery items, I had a delicious gf lemon poppyseed bar. For lunch, turkey fritters (guy feori made these on the food channel at this location, but I didn't hold it against them), sweet potato au gratin and one of dozen salads in the cold case. There is something for everyone here. Delish!

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    5 ratingJanuary 09, 2017

    Wow wow wow. THIS FOOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!! It's pricey but WELL worth it! I don't eat dairy or gluten, and had so so so many delicious and healthy options to choose from. If I lived in SB, I would be here allllll the time. We had the turkey fritter (my absolute favorite, so flavorful and moist), beef osso bucco (tender meat and veggies, just a little on the salty side), black rice salad (with sweet potatoes!), and strawberry spinach salad (perfect in between of crisp and wilted). Everything was so flavorful it was hard to slow down. And the tea (blueberry roibos) was spectacular and smooth. And for dessert - paleo, vegan, gluten free and sugar free options galore! And the drink selection ­čś│wines, teas, coffees, juices, milks, kombuchas, sodas... seriously more options than I could possibly look at. And to top it off, everyone was incredibly nice, welcoming and helpful. Plus an awesome vibe. I would probably drive up from Long Beach just to eat here :)

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    5 ratingDecember 09, 2016

    One of the best breakfasts we've ever eaten. Gluten-free bread and flapjacks, and the corn tortillas in huevos rancheros are also gluten-free. Lots of veg and vegan options too.

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    2 ratingMay 10, 2016

    Ordered the GF French toast on 2 separate occasions and both times was served regular French toast. Luckily the server noticed before I took a bite. Not safe if you must eat gluten free.

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    5 ratingJanuary 13, 2016

    Lots of gf options and baked goods, and it was delicious. I had the gf French toast and it was delightful!

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2015

    Excellent gluten free bread. The citrus dipped French toast was amazing. Haven't had French toast since I found out I was celiac. Yummmmmmm

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2015

    Lots of gluten free options, very educated, friendly, and helpful staff! I am a very sensitive Celiac and have never gotten sick eating here! Their gfree bread is amazing, their Chicken Marsala is a favorite and my son loves their Turkey Fritters... I wouldn't hesitate to eat here... even had one of their mocha chocolate brownies (well, I got one bite ,my son tore though it like a monkey on a cupcake) delish!!! highly recommend. I find it is very Celiac Friendly.

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    1 ratingJuly 28, 2015

    They had a dome with cookies under it & the sign said gluten free. My son wanted one but as I inquired I learned that only ONE of those cookies was gluten free. I explained that the gluten free cookies can't be touching gluten filled cookies & she just laughed at me& shrugged. Even the workers behind the counters appeared to have no knowledge of cross contamination. We did not eat here.

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2015

    I'm here now, visiting from AZ. The staff is friendly, all the food I see looks tempting, with fresh, quality ingredients. The gluten free pancakes with berries are fantastic. Pleasant, clean cafe on a nice, quiet street buy close to the action. 5 Stars easily.

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2014

    My celiac son loves their gluten free pancakes. Many other gluten free options. I, a vegan, love the salad bar. Best salad bar in town!

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2014

    Excellent food with a variety of choices. Staff is very friendly. Great environment. How did I miss this before?

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2014

    Love the taste and the variety of food here! I especially love that I can just open the menu and order (they can make virtually any item GF!), what a luxury THAT is! I am highly sensitive to cross-contamination and have never been sick in the dozens of times I've eaten at Savoy.

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2014

    Wonderful food, awesome options, can't wait to go back!

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    4 ratingFebruary 26, 2014

    Lots of great gluten-free options. Excellent salad, side and entree choices. Food was delicious! Paleo salted caramel brownie was very good. I don't have celiac so I don't have to worry about cross contamination as much, but things are in the same deli cases so it would be possible.

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    1 ratingJanuary 27, 2014

    I wouldn't dare eat here. They make their "gluten-free" things on the same equipment as gluten-containing things. The sandwich bar was scary. I watched them hold wheat bread over the sandwich fixings, spread stuff on with the knife that lives in the spread, pile the toppings on with crumbs dropping down. Yikes. I peeked into the kitchen and it looked every bit as scary. There was a quiche on the work area I saw with crumbs every which way. Buns and scattered crumbs live over the salad bar sneeze guard, dropping down into the salad bar itself. Flatware sits bowl, blade and tines down in a mini bucket on the table that has crumbs in the bottom. Definitely no consciousness here about sensitive celiacs, Savoy's "gluten-free" offerings are for those for whom the gluten-free lifestyle is a choice. My daughter isn't sensitive at all. She usually has to actually eat something made with wheat to get sick. She was massively ill after eating a Savoy deli sandwich and a corn muffin made in Savoy's kitchen.

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2014


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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2013

    Very delicious sandwich and yummy kale salad! Did not get sick! A bit pricey but delicious! They also have great pastries too.

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2013

    The gluten free citrus dipped French toast is phenomenal and a lot of food, was awesome with a side of their gluten free sausage. Highly recommend this place!

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2013

    Great...the best sandwich with much salad..i wish this Shop is in Germany

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2013

    Awesome breakfast choices including GF French Toast and pancakes.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cookies
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches


  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Deli
  • Lunch
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
8 am - 8 pm

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