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vinaka's cafe

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Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Vegan
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300 Carlsbad Village Dr #211, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760 720 7890
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool, little coffee shop. Locals favorite.

Vinaka's is located in a two story outdoor mall - the whole area is fun to walk through, and has great shops. Vanaka is a great spot to stop, get a coffee, and reflect. We need more spots like this!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
jsearle99
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Vinaka's is located in a two story outdoor mall - the whole area is fun to walk through, and has great shops. Vanaka is a great spot to stop, get a coffee, and reflect. We need more spots like this!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Located on the upper level of Village Faire in Carlsbad Village, this funky little coffee house and cafe is an excellent place to grab a very good cup of coffee. Their full coffee menu has something to satisfy the needs of every type of coffee drinker. The coffee was excellent and put Starbucks to shame. Prices were even better than... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This cafe is my favorite place in Carlsbad Village. When I vacation here, I literally can spend all day at the cafe--and I have. The coffee, icecream, sandwiches, excellent. It is the vibe of the place that makes it hard to leave and the staff is great.

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Keystone,Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Vinaka Cafe is a small coffee shop/cafe off Hwy 1. They are open ALL Day, morning till night. However they have wonderful lunch items. My favorite is the tunafish salad sandwich. It is, by far, the best I ever tasted.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were in Carlsbad for some shopping and read about Vinaka online so we decided to try it. We had some trouble finding it and had to ask a couple of people about the location. It's upstairs in the Village Faire shopping plaza and if you approach Vinaka from the side, you won't even see the sign on the front.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love Vinaka's Cafe, especially if I'm going to sit and enjoy a mug of coffee or work for a bit over Joe. Incredibly friendly staff, great coffee, and a great vibe with plenty of seating indoors or out. Love this spot!

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Grand Isle, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Met up with some friends and old colleagues for lunch. Delicious, fresh, not pricey, this place had great food and tea. Best of all, we ate out on the terrace on a lovely California day. It was especially nice because we met at lunchtime and pushed together some tables outside, and no one pressured us to vacate the spot. We... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

That is their slogan...Where Every Day Is A Vacation. I don't take travel so it may seem odd that I am writing a review on TripAdvisor, but let me explain. I don't need to travel because I live near Vinaka Cafe! I have been coming here for over 20 years and I love the place! I took my Aunt here... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

OM Gosh! I am a snowbird from Canada that doesn't know her way around the area but my Nephew sure does!! He took me to all of this favorite spots and Vinaka is one of them. I am back home now in the snow and cold weather, day dreaming about our many visits there to Vinaka. Having delicious "Whiteouts" awesome... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went looking for a spot to have lunch and happened upon this little place. I got a veggie wrap that was fantastic. All the produce was fresh and delicious. Service was a little slow but it was very busy. We sat outside and there was a musician playing outside in the courtyard. It made for a very enjoyable lunch.

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Additional Information about vinaka's cafe

Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr #211, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760 720 7890
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr #211, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760 720 7890

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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