Hot Spots Espresso Bar

Overall Rating: 7.550

Address: 36 State St.
Cross Street(s): Mason St.
City, State ZIP: Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.963.4233
Hours: Su-Sa 12am-12am
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.60
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Vanilla-like
Coffee Beans: Unknown
Cup Manufacturer: Unknown
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 11/30/2003
First Reviewed: 11/30/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

A 24-hour biker café and visitor information center off the beach. Frequented by surf hippies who smoke on the outdoor patio to 60's & 70's biker rock. Ample outdoor seating under parasols. Indoor seating at tables om along the window counter. Locally roasted Caribbean Coffee beans. The barista takes the proper time and serves an espresso with an average layer of medium brown crema. Flavor of peppery spice and sweet vanilla.