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vinaka's cafe

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Cafe, 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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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
Late night sip

This is our usual go to spot for a late night sip of coffee or hot chocolate. It is just around the corner from our house so it's an easy walk and of course it's in the Carlsbad Village so lots of other great places to walk to as well. They have ice cream, desserts, hot chocolate, and of course... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Jen B
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Carlsbad, California
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  • Families with children
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Carlsbad, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is our usual go to spot for a late night sip of coffee or hot chocolate. It is just around the corner from our house so it's an easy walk and of course it's in the Carlsbad Village so lots of other great places to walk to as well. They have ice cream, desserts, hot chocolate, and of course... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I can't review the food or even the regular coffee- but their cappuccinos and Café Lattes are excellent. It's always full inside but we love sitting outside looking over the center below. They have live music on the weekends.

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Carlsbad, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Enjoyed our after dinner coffee tonight at Vinaka's Cafe. The bartista's were very friendly. They made great coffee, and made me smile.

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San Diego, California
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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 10 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 15 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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168 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Cafe, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?