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About Live Oak Cafe

Located in the heart of beautiful Santa Barbara, we dish out breakfast, lunch and dinner with our unique made-from-scratch recipes that use only love and the freshest ingredients. Chef Mark Dela Cruz and Owner Molly Holveck have put forth an eclectic menu that explores the many cultures of California and breathes life into the mundane meal. Dishes range from delicate Lemon Zest Brioche French Toast to irresistible Pacific Rim Bacon Fried Rice and from fall-off-the-bone Braised Beef Short Ribs to tender Wild Salmon Salads. Live Oak is here to be a place of comfort and enjoyment. Come in for a romantic meal in our enclosed patio, get together with friends after work for happy hour in our comfy dining room, or belly-up to the copper bar for a cold local brew and watch the game. We are always amazed at the power of a good meal to bring together family and friends and hope you will join us soon!

photo by Paul Wellman

From the Press



Day-by-Day at the Live Oak Café

The Always Exhausting, Occasionally Rewarding Life of Running Your Own Restaurant 

By Matt Kettmann 
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 12:00am


Santa Barbara News Press

Undercover Fork

"Live Oak Cafe something old, something new" 
Aug 6, 2015


Eat This

Pacific Rim Bacon-Fried Rice @ Live Oak Café

Santa Barbara Independent
Mon Jul 20, 2015 | 10:45am

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