My mom and I spent the day in Santa Barbara together and were looking for a good breakfast spot. Usually, we stop at Esau’s for authentic huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos, but this time we were looking for something new and came across Finch & Fork at The Canary Hotel.
I was immediately drawn in by their adorable signage and interior décor. It’s a very rustic-casual, yet light and sunny restaurant. The setting was very inviting and the décor is just my style (taking some tips for my soon-to-be home!).
To start off, we of course needed some coffee: I ordered an almond milk latte and my mom got her decaf latte. Both were fantastic. For breakfast, we decided to try out the gluten free banana bread as well as the huevos rancheros and lemon ricotta pancake with blueberry compote — basically all my favorite things in one sitting!
The banana bread was a huge portion – we were expecting a slice or two, but boy were we wrong. They gave us a few slices and complimented it with fresh berries! My mom especially loved it as she eats a gluten-free diet. It was as good as it looks!
The lemon pancakes were also delicious and topped with blueberry compote, creamy butter and syrup. We actually asked if they had a half-order too and they happily obliged. The half-order made for the perfect portion to go along with our more savory dish, the huevos rancheros.
The huevos are served on a hard shell and are a smaller portion than your more typical authentic huevos dish. So delicious and light– we could taste how fresh the ingredients were and it didn’t put us in a food coma after, which tends to happen when I eat a
heavy mexican dish 😉
After enjoying breakfast, we walked around the bar and lobby to check out more of The Canary Hotel. I loved everything about it — it’s such a cute place! I was especially excited to find out that they have a great happy hour at the bar too [Monday – Friday, 4-7pm they offer $5 cocktails, beer, wine and snacks]. I mean, sounds like an awesome deal to me!
And also to top it off, they have wine tastings on the rooftop on Monday nights from June – October from 5:30-8pm. Pretty amazing and would make for such a great date night! The wine tastings feature local wines and rotate every week. Here’s a look at the schedule:
Swirl & Sip Wine Tastings on the Rooftop at The Canary Hotel:
August 18th: Summerland
August 25th: Palmina & Brewer Clifton
September 8th: Standing Sun
September 15th: Cluster Wine Group
September 22nd: Melville
September 29th: Cold Heaven
October 6th: Revel Wines
October 13th: last rooftop tasting of the year with many of the vendors for a grand finale tasting!
Next time you’re in Santa Barbara, make sure to check out Finch & Fork and The Canary Hotel. Please tag us @LocalLove805 #LL805 #spreadthelove