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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 - 2:00 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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  • 21
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  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 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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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Traditional diner. Pancakes are superb, cooked to their original recipe. Lovely service too. Very welcoming.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good food...great breakfast offerings like Coconut French Toast & Tri-Tip Omelets. My Fish Sandwich would have been better on a bun instead of on grilled bread, due to the Tartar sauce it just fell apart-but the Mahi Mahi was delicious anyway!

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Vallejo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The many people at the tables in front of the restaurant lured us into the place. The interior is like time stood still in the fifties. We ordered omlettes. Supposedly they contained vegetables but there wasn't a vegetable we could identify. They were cooked into some goop. The hash browns had the "brown" missing and were a pile of raw... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Esau's Coffee Shop

Address: 507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
Phone Number: 805-684-1070
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
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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  • 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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