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Crushcakes & Cafe

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4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1936
805-684-4300
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Come for the cupcakes...

Stay for the food So much more than just cupcakes. It's one of my favorite lunch spots in carp. I love their tomato basil soup, which you can get with toast or tortilla chips for under $5. Or, get a cup and half of one of their many delicious sandwiches. And oh, the salads. Honestly one of their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
A_Mills2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love this place, always our first stop on the way to Santa Barbara. They have excellent salads, soups, sandwiches and... incredible cupcakes! Many ingredients are organic, all mostly local and fresh. Highly recommend this place!

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Santa Barbara, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've been to all of the Crushcake locations and this one is my favorite. Great food, great space and yummy cupcakes!

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Carpinteria, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great place ! Love the busy cafe for their great coffee and food, along with amazing cup cakes ! There is an outside sitting area, even tho it is right on the sidewalk, and there is a small place in the back.. it is friendly and noise from the street is minimal. Their breakfast menu is varied and offers some... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I discovered crush cakes and cafe and decided to have all my breakfast there for the rest of my stay: very good coffee, awesome food, prepared with an eye for presentation. The place is roomy with plenty of outlets and large tables to work on your computer. The staff is friendly and efficient, and it is nice to see the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were just passing through and needed some place to stop for lunch. The online menu featured gluten-free options, so we decided to stop. We both got the chicken sandwiches on gluten-free bread with a house side salad. The food was very good and tasted fresh and homemade. We each also got a gluten-free red velvet cupcake. It was the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stay for the food So much more than just cupcakes. It's one of my favorite lunch spots in carp. I love their tomato basil soup, which you can get with toast or tortilla chips for under $5. Or, get a cup and half of one of their many delicious sandwiches. And oh, the salads. Honestly one of their best options.... More 

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Lake George, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wonderful, eclectic menu... yummy breakfasts... great lunches... and intelligensia coffee to wash it all down. All served with a smile. A perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee, check your email. and really get the 'feel' of Carpinteria! Never disappointed!

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Burlington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We heard about this cupcake place from a friend and decided to visit, however my cousins are severely allergic to eggs, all dairy products, and all nuts. In order to make sure that the cafe would be able to provide cupcakes for them we went to the store a day before we needed the cupcakes, to inform them of the... More 

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ate here two or three times during a vacation in Carpinteria. Wonderful breakfasts as well as salads and sandwiches. Definitely reommend a stop here (or at their downtown Santa Barbara or Isla Vista locations).

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Carpinteria, California, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They do excellent lunches as well as the usual cakes and cup cakes. With a glorious patio to sit and watch the world go by

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1936
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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