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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/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Great Pancakes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
markj4golf
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Ontario, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Ontario, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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california
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Enjoyed a nice breakfast-lunch! I had the western bacon burger with onion rings and it's so big u can split it! The eggs Benedict was excellent! The chicken fried steak was just ok. The gravy tasted a little too floury so the guess was the gravy wasn't cooked enough. Good food! Great service!

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santa barbara
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

i live in carpinteria and eat at esau's several times a month. the menu has such a wide selection and I enjoy the surf videos which are always playing, though I myself am not a surfer. this week took out of town family there and was pleased that they were delighted with the many delicious choices on the menu. the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I usually don't review a highly rated restaurant when I agree with most of the prior reviews. However, I did need to get a vote in here to recognize what a great breakfast spot this is. I'll just add that the fresh blueberry pancakes with wheat germ are truly wonderful and that any egg dish with the house-made salsa will... More 

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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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