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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 3
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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
Lemon-chicken sausage!

The food was exceptional! The service was fast. The decor could use some help, but otherwise we loved our breakfast here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was exceptional! The service was fast. The decor could use some help, but otherwise we loved our breakfast here!

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Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Smack-dab in downtown Carpinteria - Cajun Kitchen serves up the regular breakfast fare as well as Creole faves. Grits, blackened shrimp omelets, beignets dusted with powdered sugar - good sandwich and salad menu - and lots of other goodies!

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Norco, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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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Additional Information about Cajun Kitchen Cafe

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

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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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