The Goodland Hotel - such a nice spot for locals. If you need to get away from the office for a quiet spell of creative genius may I recommend The Goodland in Goleta ? It's wonderful. I sit at the poolside bar, which is very quiet during weekday afternoons, and work on small projects.
I also work on the occasional blended drink, but that's just one of the things that makes this location so ideal. The Goodland has great service, great wifi and enough background noise to keep you engaged but not distracted. It's easy, breezy and there's access to great food and drink. They also have plugs under the bar for your computers. Love working here. A delight. And if you need another suggestion for a co-working space, check out The Sandbox in Santa Barbara. Great spot with great wifi.