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vinaka's cafe

300 Carlsbad Village Dr #211, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760 720 7890
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Ranked #25 of 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian, Ice Cream, Tea Room, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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English first
New York City, New York
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Milwaukee, WI
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stopped by on a busy Saturday morning and was greated with a nice smile. Great location and nice outdoor seating. Coffee order wasup right away and food followed a short time later. Would definitely go back again.

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Valletta
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Bula Vinaka is the welcome you would recieve in Fiji and it was just as warm and welcoming at this cafe. Having received terrible service at The Daily News we came here at 0630am in the morning looking for coffee and breakfast. The coffee was suitable for even the most discerning coffee snob and the breakfast crossiant was tasty. Not... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a gem! Vinaka is located a short walk from the Tamarack beach, and offers just enough of the right stuff and none of the nonsense. Multiple doors and windows open out to the village square giving this spot a flowing beach-vibe. It is not unusual for beach-goers to walk in barefoot to order up some grub or drink. The... More

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Davis, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

While vacationing in Carlsbad for a week this summer, Vinaka's became our go-to stop for afternoon coffee and ice cream. Good quality coffee and great variety of ice cream flavors. Definitely get the ice cream in the cone (waffle cone) and the scoops are generous.

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Vista, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Vinaka is one of our "go to" coffee places in Carlsbad. When you are tired of cookie-cutter coffee places (dare I say Starbucks), try a great local one instead. The staff is friendly and attentive. Vinaka has good coffee and a great assortment of cakes, cheesecakes, pastries, and other desserts. My wife and I always find something tasty. If you're... More

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Edwards, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I love this coffee shop. I come here most Sundays for an endless cup of great drip coffee (they have cappuccinos and lattes if that's your thing too) and a breakfast bagel sandwich. The sandwich is made fresh and the coffee is always hot. The service is always friendly and I enjoy the low key atmosphere with local art on... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

They have a limited menu of food items, but what they do have is very good and all the staff were great! We sat outside, enjoying the cool morning air. We had breakfast croissants which even my 8 year enjoyed! Would definitely recommend starting off your day here.

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Parker, Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We went here nearly every morning, the coffee was hot and tasty. A good selection of pastries and hot breakfast sandwiches too. Open and sunny environment, indoor and outdoor seating. Well worth the trip!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Vinakas has become one of my favorite places to hang out and have tea or coffee. Great tasting food and deserts are on the menue for reasonable prices. I appreciate the art shows and the free internet with many power outles. There is always a collection of locals playing chess or students that use the relaxed atmosphere to get homework... More

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