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All 64 Carpinteria Restaurants

Esau's Coffee Shop

507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
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Ranked #8 of 64 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Culver City, California
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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Top Contributor
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
5 reviews 5 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 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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Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place is consistent. They always seem to do everything right and the food is solid. Server actually did forget to add one item to my omelette this time which was a first, but they can't be perfect all the time.

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Burbank, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When you walk in the front door there is a notebook where you write down your name and how many people are in your party. There are tables inside, out front, and on the side of the cafe. Didn't wait long for a table inside. I ordered a short stack of pancakes and a side of toast. When I got... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Popped in for breakfast. There is a small outside terrace which is small but good for people watching. Food is made with good quality ingredients. Delicious bacon, fresh bagels and the choc chip pancakes were exceptional. Very good value too.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is quite an informal local diner. The menu is large and varied and the food is great. We bought two lunches between four of us (two adults and two children) and it was enough for us all to share! Staff are very friendly and the whole place has a nice vibe.

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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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