Started by former professional cyclists, Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson, in 2011, Handlebar Coffee Roasters is a small batch roaster located in downtown Santa Barbara. While traveling around the world racing bikes, the pair took what they learned about coffee from those travels and applied it to their ever-growing business.
A large selection of coffee drinks and pastries are available daily. They even ship specialty coffee roasts from around the world via their website. The local small batch Gibraltar Seasonal Espresso (named after the Gibraltar road ride) is a favorite. If you are a cyclist and enjoy their coffee, you can even buy a Handlebar cycling kit to ride in.
Enjoy a warm cup on their patio or head indoors for some conversation.