Homemade Iced Mint Green Tea

July 11, 2017

This homemade iced mint tea recipe is so much better than buying mint tea from the store. It tastes extremely refreshing for those hot summer days and nights, and is great for digestion. Win-win! Get the how-to…

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Summer Berry Granola Parfait

July 11, 2017

During the summer, we like to avoid using the oven at all costs at home, because it essentially works as a heater, raising the temperature of our home to be 5-10 degrees warmer. No one wants that when it’s already 90 degrees out!…

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The Perfect Summer Picnic: What to Pack

June 19, 2017

With the Fourth of July only a couple weeks away and the summer heat finally settling in, we’re constantly thinking of ideas for a perfect summer outing with family and friends.While many may be having traditional BBQ’s with…

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A Toast to Toast!

May 18, 2017

We’re pretty certain toast is something that’s universally liked. It’s all about breaking that bread, right? That’s why we’re going to show you four of our favorite ways to enjoy Lilac Pâtisserie toast at home.See all…

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Treat Mom to Santa Barbara

May 10, 2017

Whether you’re from this lovely paradise town we like to call home, or if you’re visiting for a weekend, we can all agree that Santa Barbara is a perfect place to treat Mom. Between the picturesque hikes, beaches, wine trails,…

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Flavor in the News: Madagascar Vanilla

March 27, 2017

Photo via Williams Sonoma We strive to source the highest quality ingredients for every recipe on our menu. One of our favorite ingredients in particular, the intoxicating Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract, which we source…

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Love is in the Air

February 12, 2016

We recently celebrated our 1 year anniversary here at Lilac Patisserie, (yay!) and we just can’t help but feel the love this time of year. Often after the holiday season, there’s a temptation to “get back to the grind” and…

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Breakfast On Our Patio - Now Open at 8am!

August 28, 2015

Summer’s not over yet, which means it’s still a perfect time to enjoy breakfast outside. We’re now opening the shop bright and early at 8am Tuesday-Sunday, serving up breakfast until 2pm, and lunch from 11am-4pm! Choose from…

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Santa Barbara Sentinel: The Sweet Spot

August 19, 2015

LILAC-ALICOUSGluten-free Santa Barbarans rejoiced when Lilac Pâtisserie opened its doors on State Street. The bakery and café's atmosphere is as light and airy as its sweet treats, and ordering a fruit tart could turn any day…

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Viva La Fiesta!

August 04, 2015

Having a front-row view of Santa Barbara’s annual Old Spanish Days (or Fiesta, as the locals call it) on State Street is really getting us into the spirit! We’ve decided to celebrate with a few fun goodies and designs to ring…

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