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October 2017

Gluten Free Patisserie in Santa Barbara, CA

5.0 Palms
Lilac Patisserie
Review Type: Bakery
Location: 1017 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-845-7400

Review Posted: August 2, 2017
Summary This dedicated gluten free bakery in Santa Barbara is Heaven on Earth!

We stumbled upon Lilac Patisserie, an amazing place, purely by chance, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the display of beautiful cakes, tarts, and other treats. The guy at the counter laughed when my son tentatively asked him which of the cakes are actually gluten free. He spread his arms wide, and replied: "Everything you see is gluten free!" I must admit that we went a little overboard when we started ordering everything in sight. An elderly couple at the next table gently smiled at my son's excitement when all the treats were finally delivered to our table. We tried several different tarts, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake, Chocolate Decadence Cake, Coconut Cream Cake and Tiramisu. Everything was very good with unsurpassed freshness. They bake everything right there, and you can even observe how they decorate their cakes.

Pretty soon we realized there was no chance we are going to finish even half of what we ordered, so we left the cafe with a bag filled with boxes and boxes of leftovers that kept bringing us joy for the next two days. I must mention that they also have "normal" food, such as salads, sandwiches, quiche and soup. We have not tried any of those items, but they looked pretty good on the tables surrounding us.

Note: There is another review on our site for Lilac Patisserie, from someone who enjoyed lunch from their savory selections. You can read it on this page.

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