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Worker Bee Cafe

973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
805-745-1828
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Ranked #8 of 61 restaurants in Carpinteria
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and enjoyed our meal very much. The workers are friendly and our burgers/fries/salads were very good. Portions are generous. It's not a cheap place to eat, but it is a good value considering the quality. They close up early (2pm) so plan to come for breakfast or lunch.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This small, plain cafe in downtown Carpinteria offers fresh takes on classics such as eggs Benedict: theirs start with homemade biscuits, then comes a thin layer of sausage, eggs over easy, and sausage gravy to smother. Absolutely delicious. Don't miss their hash browns -- tender and crunchy with just the right seasoning and not too much fat. Pancakes are pancakes...... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dropped in by chance to get brunch on road trip with 3 generations. We all sat along the counter and had great food and very good and attentive service. Everyone delighted from age 4 to the over 70s. We have some super photos of us along the line. A quick pit stop turned into a happy memory

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Good food. Nice people. Fast. Excellent sausage patty breakfast. Biscuits and gravy looked good. Lots of locals. Recommend highly.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place was empty when I walked in so I was not sure if it is because this place is unpopular and no one wants to eat there? But the guy working that day was so polite and friendly and had an amazing smile on his face so me and my sister decided to stay and eat. It was the... More

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Carpinteria, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Worker Bee is a place where locals congregate and get a tasty bite for breakfast and lunch. It's a very old school lunch counter type place with high quality comfort food. Creative and delicious, there's something on the menu for everyone. I'm a vegetarian and have become a regular. Great breakfast options, which I believe are offered all day, along... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Go there! I have visited this restaurant many times for breakfast and never have I been disapointed. Great food made from fresh ingredients and great service.

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NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

First time here & will return. The best fresh orange juice momosas! Breakfast was great & lunch sandwiches! Service was great & friendly. Outside seating in the back. Price very resonable. Its a no frills café, but fits well in the area. Good for visitors as well as locals.

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This father / son team have improved the food at this restaurant SO much - love the freshness. Every time we are in Carpinteria, we go there for breakfast at least one time. The food is ALWAYS fresh, generous portions, and delicious. I can tell they cater to a lot of local clients and they appear to be happy eating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Food was awesome and even my son (who is the world's pickiest eater) inhaled his food down to the last crumb. Large portions insure you are very satisfied. If for any reason you have to wait for table or food it is very well worth it.

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