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865 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2042
805-684-6010
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My favorite restraunt in Carpinteria!

Alway friendly and great food. We never miss eating at the Cajun Kitchen Cafe when we are in town. All of my family agrees that they love this Cafe (breakfast / lunch ) both are great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
shurtliffp
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Norco, California
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Norco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Alway friendly and great food. We never miss eating at the Cajun Kitchen Cafe when we are in town. All of my family agrees that they love this Cafe (breakfast / lunch ) both are great!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I ate their twice on a recent weekend trip Service is great, food is fantastic. I highly recommend it.

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Salinas, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We like this place so much that we end up adding 40+ miles to our trip from home to SoCal (and back!) just to stop at this restaurant (and take advantage of the beach for a rest stop). We seem to be luckier with crowds there than are others. There were only 4 customers on Tuesday around 11:15. We stopped... More 

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Galliano, Louisiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was really surprised that a restaurant in California could make gumbo and étouffée and really get it right! This place has delicious food. Paninis are big and very, very good. Great food at a great price. Great staff.

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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went for Breakfast as a family. We did not test the Cajun food but more classical breakfast food. Good service, good and tasty food, good price.

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Chula Vista, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After receiving recommendations from many of the "locals" we tried this place and we were not disappointed. Excellent service, nice location, and prices were family friendly. We went back a second time during our short visit to Carpinteria or "Carp" as the locals call it. We were there for breakfast both times.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Some of the reviews claim this isn't Cajun food. I haven't been to New Orleans, so I can't say whether it is Cajun or not. But, the food was good and reasonably priced. The beignets were excellent. The spicy sausage and biscuits and gravy were just as great. I have only had breakfast here, but if you are looking for... More 

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California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a great place to eat lots of cajun choices.Great for breakfast or any meal. Close to beach and good service.

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Bakersfield, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I enjoyed my spinach salad and my friend enjoyed his catfish. The wait was short after we ordered and the food was fresh and tasty. Service was attentive and friendly. Outside dining is limited but there was plenty of seating inside. This was my first visit, but not my friends and I know many people who have enjoyed eating here.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Another homey cute kitchen for breakfast. It gets busy, so you may have to wait a couple minutes, but they get you in pretty fast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 865 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2042
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-6010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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