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vinaka's cafe

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Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian, Ice Cream, Tea Room, Sandwiches
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300 Carlsbad Village Dr #211, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760 720 7890
Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
My favorite coffee spot in the village

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
MyCuppaJo
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Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Milwaukee, WI
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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, Vegan, Vegetarian, Ice Cream, Tea Room, Sandwiches

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?