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Esau's Coffee Shop

507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
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Ranked #6 of 61 restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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80% Recommend
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We are back in our favorite beach town and enjoyed a delicious breakfast and lunch at this wonderful cafe! Everything was delicious.

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Carpinteria, California, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As usual the service was excellent and the food came up to expectations. This place never fails us and we have been going there for a long time and they have always given great service and an excellent menu.

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Capitola, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great food and plenty of it! My BF and I split the very tasty Chili Relleno omlette and we both finished full. Love it!

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I spent the weekend in Carpinteria and stopped in Esau's for breakfast this morning. The coffee was good, the service was great, & the food was phenomenal!! I loved the vegetarian options! We highly recommend it!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stopped here on our way back to LAX. Had breakfast. It was great. We all enjoyed it. My husband and I both ordered a side of grits. My sister-in-law didn't know what they were. In fact a few weeks after we were back home in West Virginia she text and ask us what to put on grits they were at... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

On Sunday morning, I was looking for a place to have breakfast - nothing special. Then, I stumbled upon Esau's, and what a pleasant surprise! The place was crowded, but they were fast to take my order, and the breakfast was hearty and awesome. It seems to be a familiar place, most of the workers look like they are from... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Good breakfast fare to be had at Esau's, though you do pay for it. Can be busy at times, but worth waiting. Large portions, extensive menu, service can be spotty. Has a small town, beachside, surfer's hangout atmosphere, but then, that's what it is ;-) You always feel good after having a breakfast at Esau's. Sister cafe in Santa Barbara... More

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Toluca Lake, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stumbled upon Esau's on a walk through Carpinteria on our way to another restaurant for breakfast. It looked good so we tried it and we were extremely satisfied with everything that we ordered. The pancakes are out of this world and the coffee was good. Some in the party ordered egg dishes and they all said that they wanted... More

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California, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Breakfast special for $8.00 includes HUGE pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon and coffee. Service was excellent. We had a large party and always had water refilled, etc.

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Palm Desert, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We are always in search of dog friendly restaurants that serve quality food. Came here two days of our 5 day stay in Carpinteria. The eggs (made poached, over easy or scrambled) were fantastic, the bacon done to perfection, and the home fries great. The wait staff are very friendly and encourage you to take your time. They were also... More

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