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vinaka's cafe

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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 29
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly Coffee House

Good coffee in a real mug along with selection of tasty treats and a refill on the coffee. Casual atmosphere with free wifi. Reminds me of the coffee shops back in my college days...the cafe has character😊

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David E
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee in a real mug along with selection of tasty treats and a refill on the coffee. Casual atmosphere with free wifi. Reminds me of the coffee shops back in my college days...the cafe has character😊

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Thank David E
Stockholm, Sweden
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had coffee here twice while visiting Carlsbad, and it is a nice little cafe, very welcoming and a nice place to hang out. Great coffee and nice staff.

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Thank xmats
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Its a somewhat disorganized layout with a limited menu and remarkably average food. Im not sure why the sandwich of the day which was supposedly on a croissant was offered on one of 3 different breads, none of which resembled a croissant other than the fact they all had yeast and flour as ingredients. The greenhouse tomatoes were nearly ice... More 

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Thank gehb
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My wife will be working half time in Carlsbad for the next several months. We wanted to get a little breakfast before heading back to the airport and lucked upon this place. Great breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and the best latte my wife ever had. Very nice staff.Power strips under the benches for computer/recharging access...nice touch. Obviously frequented by locals. We... More 

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Waterford, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Vinaka's was perfect: unique, healthy breakfast, great coffee drinks, atmosphere of locals, places to eat outdoors, efficient, pleasant staff.

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Thank Ingrid H
Oceanside, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

everything a coffee house should be, and tea drinkers are sure to appreciate the many choices of leaves. Bagels and other delights. WiFi friendly.

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Thank 2oldtravelbugs
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Vinaka 2-3 times a week for about 2 years. It's locally owned, conveniently located for picking up refreshments on a beach day, and has a mellow atmosphere for sitting down to work for a few hours. The place is cozy. And, yes, they could use a few refurbishments here and there, but mostly the cafe is... More 

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Thank Carrie T
Carlsbad, California
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jen B
Carlsbad, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Michelle W
Carlsbad, California
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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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Thank Jonette B

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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, 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?