Helena Avenue Bakery-Santa Barbara's Best Scratch Bakery

If Santa Barbara had an epicenter of food, beverage and energy, it would be the Funk Zone. A contemporary collection of converted warehouses, industrial buildings, shops, murals, and a memory of when the railroad was the only way in or out of Santa Barbara. The heartbeat of the area is at 131 Anacapa Street, a historic 1920s warehouse that contains a bakery, a restaurant, wine tasting, cocktail bar, a pizza joint and a who’s who of locals and visitors in the know. Radiating out from here is a groovy district unlike anywhere else in town.

Rise early for a morning latte, freshly baked rustic organic breads or a hearty breakfast sandwich on brioche. Breakfast is served throughout the day at Helena Avenue Bakery but seasonal summer salads and sandwiches are on offer for lunch. Watch bakers craft bread and pastries from behind the glass walls, and select a few picnic provisions for the day.

Helena Avenue Bakery is a homestyle artisan bakery and kitchen that brings together wholesome, homemade specialties using the highest quality ingredients found along the Central Coast. They offer rustic, organic breads, handmade seasonal pastries made from scratch and a wide variety of gourmet breakfast and lunch items made to order. Their menu is ideal for dining in or taking away to enjoy at home, at wine tasting rooms throughout the Funk Zone or the Santa Ynez Valley, to the nearby beaches or at numerous other picnic locations around town. Helena Avenue Bakery shares a space with the Santa Barbara Wine Collective so you can grab a bottle of your favorite local wine for the perfect pairing. HelenaAvenueBakery.com

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