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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Very friendly staff, great food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
jsimmill
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Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canada
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Passing by Carpinteria on a sunday morning we stopped by for breakfast. We were lucky enough to find Worker Bee Cafe a small place with fantastic service and even better food. I took two pork chops with eggs and potatoes and a lovely beer from a local brewery.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went in the January on a Monday morning. It was pretty packed, but the service seemed excessively slow all things considered. The people working there did seem like they were hustling, but all in all... the food did not seem worth the wait. It was decent, but I don't think we will be returning there again.

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Carpinteria, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I live in Carpinteria and make my rounds supporting the local businesses. Over the past 3 months I visited Worker Bee three times. The décor is nice and clean but the food and service are disappointing. I had eggs and pancakes during my visits. Both were average and bland. On my third visit around 11:30, the waitperson pointed to a... More 

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Worker Bee Cafe in Carpinteria has changed! The management, decor and the food have all changed. The waitstaff and new managers are very nice but the previous owners were very down home and outgoing! The decor of the old cafe needed updating but the new industrial look is cold unfriendly and much too austere. The food varies day to... More 

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Central California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I previously review Worker Bee Cafe under the previous management. This was my first experience under the current management. We came into the situation with an open mind and were hopeful that we would have an enjoyable Sunday breakfast experience. The interior looks like a Guy Fieri designed cafe. The music didn't seem to go with a relaxing cafe atmosphere,... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Really good Eggs Benedict ! Prompt and courteous service with a lot of great options and a varied menu!! Mid range prices and great atmosphere but really cold in there! Quite close to the beach and recommended by our hotel! good stop!

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I came here with my family for breakfast while we were staying in Carpinteria. The staff was very friendly, and the food was excellent. I'm sorry to report that we did have to wait nearly 45 minutes from the time were were seated until food was in front of us, but I believe that was because the kitchen was swamped... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were travelling with a soccer team and needed a place to eat, after realizing our hotel didn't provide breakfast. We found The Worker Bee Café on Yelp and decided to give it a try. Thankfully it was a Friday morning and not a weekend day or we might not have all been accommodated. There were close to 20 of... More 

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?