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vinaka's cafe

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Vegetarian, Tea Room, 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
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 25
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Best tunafish salad sandwich ever!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Keystone,Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Keystone,Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Walnut, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We travel to Carlsbad often for vacation. Frequently we eat a big lunch and then don't want a big dinner, too. So we have found Vinaka's to be a good place for a light meal in the late evening. They have a sandwich menu along with their specialty coffee and tea drinks. The desserts look good, but I have not... More 

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was a very nice coffee/cafe. Enjoyed the breakfast sandwich a lot. The food was amazing and the serving size huge! Two people can share a sandwich...

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Simply the best. Amazing food, great coffee, fab desserts, unbeatable atmosphere. Indoors or outdoors. A great place to work, a great place to socialize, play games, etc.

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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: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Vegetarian, Tea Room, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?