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Esau's Coffee Shop

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507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
805-684-1070
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 29
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The way breakfast should be!

Short stack pancake combo was very tasty. Not bland like most restaurants. Bacon and eggs were like homemade (maybe better). Outside seating may have slowed the service a tad, but the ambience was worth it. Just down the street from the beach. Will be a repeat customer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Dawn308
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Lompoc, CA
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Palm Springs, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The food here was really good. Near the beach. Very old style cafe. Great service. Nothing wrong here.

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Lompoc, CA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Short stack pancake combo was very tasty. Not bland like most restaurants. Bacon and eggs were like homemade (maybe better). Outside seating may have slowed the service a tad, but the ambience was worth it. Just down the street from the beach. Will be a repeat customer.

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santa barbara, california
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want a giant, delicious and old-fashioned breakfast....this is the place! A local favorite for many years, it is the hot spot for the best breakfast in town...friendly, casual, easy...tons of food.. even hot biscuits and lots of local color...definitely worth a visit.

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Ontario, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You would really miss out if you just had the standard american breakfast... the pancakes here are really the star... slightly crisp around the edges, and uber light (not sit in your stomach like a rock) consistency of the rest of the pancake.. Not to say that the other food is not good, it is... but ohhhh those pancakes!

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california
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The positives: my food was great. We came for breakfast and were seated right away and served drinks. I had chicken enchiladas and eggs- delicious and way more than I could eat. My friend did not fare as well. She had bacon and eggs and asked for a side of country gravy. She said the bacon was good, but the... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's our local breakfeast go-to. They make their pancake batter from scratch, and check out their crunchy french toast. Good omelettes. Don't expect gourmet, this is a just a good food in an older local. Friendly and respectful staff make it worthwhile, and usually end up seeing other people you know. Nice to eat on patio and curbside, go inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Spanish omelet is my favorite. The salads are great, the sandwiches are fantastic. I've been here number of times and have always enjoyed great food and fantastic service.

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Culver City, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I like everything including the waitress Sara! We all met for breakfast for both mornings and she was a sheer delight! The food is excellent and our group will surely visit there again.

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Calgary, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I ate here for lunch yesterday with my husband. We sat outside on Linden and I enjoyed a view of the ocean and beach, loved it! I ordered the fish tacos and they were seriously delicious. My husband had the roasted veggie salad and he said he would go back for it again. The wait staff was very friendly and... More 

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Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's hard to find a place to eat on Christmas Eve day, so thank you Esau's. The menu offers tons of choices and there was a daily specials board. My fish tacos with cabbage, etc., were yummy and my husband's burger looked amazing--and I guess it was. Good place for families. The wait people and bus boys were very welcoming.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-1070
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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