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Worker Bee Cafe

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973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
805-745-1828
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7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for breakfast

The owner, Rick, and his team work hard to serve a nice breakfast to their customers. Every morning you will find a lot of regulars at the counter, and many of the locals in town walk or ride their bikes to the Worker Bee Cafe. They have quite a few gluten-free items, and I appreciate that they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
carpjsc
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Santa Barbara, CA
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Santa Barbara, CA
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The owner, Rick, and his team work hard to serve a nice breakfast to their customers. Every morning you will find a lot of regulars at the counter, and many of the locals in town walk or ride their bikes to the Worker Bee Cafe. They have quite a few gluten-free items, and I appreciate that they bring in farm-fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Enjoyed the most delicious breakfast here yesterday. My guy and I both ordered the Farmers Benedict per one of the recommendations of our great server who ALSO happened to be the father of the chef! He advised us to "try everything" before we added any salt/pepper/ketchup to change the way the chef intended; a proud father clearly. And boy, was... More 

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atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Best corned beef hash I have ever tasted! Whole potatoes, and huge chunks of corned beef!! And apparently they prep it for a couple of days....!

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Santa Barbara
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I like to think I'm an expert on Corned Beef hash, but the Worker Bee Cafe has it nailed. Not shredded, but juicy chunks. If you are in a hurry, you are in the wrong town. Nothing in Carp. is hurried, but isn't that the reason why you came in the first place? Get a window seat and watch the... More 

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California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Don't be in a hurry! - This is a popular little cafe, the staff are kind, the food is very good...but it is not rushed, and if it is during a busy time - it will take a little while to get your meal. BE PATIENT! It is worth the wait, but it is a wait. Go with friends or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here for breakfast and were beyond pleased with our experience! The food came fast and was delicious. The staff were friendly and offered great service. Definitely a great spot.

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santa barbara
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

i really want to support this long time carp restaurant with relatively new owners. the owner and his wait staff are all really sweet folks, but they don't seem to know much about customer service. whether the place is full or empty, it always takes too long to place an order and then longer still to get the food. and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fun little cafe. The food was excellent, and a good value. They have mimosas and fresh squeezed orange juice every day, which is lovely on vacation. Vegetarian friendly, but not particularly vegan friendly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stopped after a long drive and were greated warmly and treated to a wonderful meal! Certainly a recommended restaurant!

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colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not a busy time, after the morning rush, but service was slow & inattentive at best. Liked the gluten free baked options. Not much of a tea or sweetener selection. Fruit bowl side was under ripe, large pieces of orange & melon with the rind still on. During height of citrus season, too??Meh.

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Additional Information about Worker Bee Cafe

Address: 973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
Phone Number: 805-745-1828
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-745-1828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?