825 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA

Bakery & Cafe  +  Cheese & Wine Shop  +  Catering & Events

C’est Cheese began as a small gourmet cheese shop back in 2003, founded by owner/operators Michael & Kathryn Graham. Over the years C’est Cheese slowly grew its offerings to include charcuterie, wine, catering, monthly cheese classes, and gift boxes. The original 800 square foot space became too small for all that deliciousness and in May of 2014, the C’est Cheese Bakery & Cafe opened in the adjacent spaces.

Essentially, the expanded C’est Cheese is now a food lover’s paradise offering an incredible breakfast & lunch menu 7 days a week with excellent indoor & outdoor seating. From 3pm – 6pm, you can still enjoy one of their signature grilled cheeses or a glass of wine or beer alongside a cheese & charcuterie board while taking in the beautiful mountains of Santa Barbara. All pastries are baked in house daily and include such treats as the best-selling bacon, cheddar & chive biscuit or Kouign-Amann (pronounced queen-ah-mahn), a heavenly pastry from Brittany that is a must try!

Once you’ve enjoyed the cafe, you can stroll over to the cheese shop to taste some of the 100+ cheeses or 30+ cured meats that are on display. Add in a bottle of wine and perhaps a box of their house made truffles, and you’ve set yourself up for the perfect picnic or evening on your deck enjoying the wonderful Santa Barbara weather. And don’t forget that C’est Cheese also has a full service catering department that offers everything from gourmet cheese and charcuterie platters to delicious sandwich & salad platters. We also service larger events such as open houses, cocktail parties and even wedding rehearsals. So whether you’re just visiting for the weekend or are a local looking for the best foods that Santa Barbara has to offer, C’est Cheese is the place to visit!

We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, & afternoon cheese + wine.  Please see our menus & hours below.


HOURS: 7am – 6pm Monday thru Saturday, 8am – 3pm on Sundays.

Breakfast Served: 7am to 11am Mondays – Saturday, 8am – 12pm Sundays + Baked Goods & Coffee Bar Available All Day.

Lunch Served: 11am to 3pm Mondays – Saturday, 11am – 3pm Sundays.

Afternoon Menu: 3pm to 6pm Mondays – Saturday

NOTE: We host monthly cheese classes each month, usually on Monday & Tuesday evenings. Check our website to see upcoming classes!


No matter what, we will always and forever be all about cheese. It’s our stinky sidekick, our true love.  Great wines, tasty salumi, and artisan crackers keep it company.
HOURS: 8am – 6pm Monday thru Saturday
               8am – 3pm on Sundays

Beautiful, delicious platters are our forte. Forget cubed cheese and sad little veggies.  Order one of our party or lunch platters for your next meeting or event and make everyone’s day!

Hours of Operation

Monday 7AM - 6PM
Tuesday 7AM - 6PM
Wednesday 7AM - 6PM
Thursday 7AM - 6PM
Friday 7AM - 6PM
Saturday 7AM - 6PM
Sunday 8AM - 3PM

C’est Cheese

825 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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