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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Wonderful breakfast

Owner Rick and his son (Rick) have developed a great restaurant with wonderful service and terrific tasting food. We got such a warm welcome when we arrived and the entire time we were there they were really attentive to our needs. The food when it arrived was nice and hot, I went for the French... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
thumperparis
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LA
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

My husband and I came here for breakfast one morning during our short stay in Carpinteria. I had read reviews of great food and great service here, so decided to give it a try. The breakfast selection is great. My husband had some eggs and I had Belgium waffles. The food was really good and the price very reasonable. As... More 

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Thank L0ves2Trave1
Heidelberg, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Sat at the counter--walked in and sat right down. Served right away. Ordered regular french toast with a side of bacon, both of which were done perfectly and with generous portions. Delicious coffee too! You'll be pleased.

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Thank GordonL913
Carpinteria, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good basic breakfasts and lunches, good location and prices. Always check their specials written on the board

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Thank Elizabeth J
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Brits doing the California fly drive. Ended up in Carpinteria as a second best to Santa Barbara which was expensive. So glad we did. Laid back small town America with a great beach with wildlife including seals and long-billed curlew. The Worker Bee Cafe was the obvious place to have breakfast as there was a small queue to be seated.... More 

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Thank pete12315
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Bottom line Upfront: Average breakfast diner. Pros: A few outdoor tables. Above average service. Cons: Not all menu items are able to be ordered outside. Recommend: Jalapeño Bacon was nice addition to average omelette.

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Thank 6Toros6
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

First proper day in the states and we had to visit this cafe for a late breakfast. Wasn't disappointed. Coffee and service was instant. Warm, friendly staff in a homely typical American sort of way. Great food. Fresh and so tasty. Will be returning several times.

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Thank DocHappyTom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is great. The staff is super friendly. We're from out of state and we decided to eat at this cute little diner. We all loved the food. I would defentitly recomens this place to anyone. We got the poached eggs, skinned potatoes.. Awsome

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Thank Arlene H
LA
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Owner Rick and his son (Rick) have developed a great restaurant with wonderful service and terrific tasting food. We got such a warm welcome when we arrived and the entire time we were there they were really attentive to our needs. The food when it arrived was nice and hot, I went for the French Toast special with fresh blueberries... More 

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Thank thumperparis
Spokane, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Walked in on a whim and enjoyed the best breakfast and company, we hated to leave. As soon as we stepped in the door it felt like a time warp. It was cheery and bright and so clean it would pass my gram's white glove test. The place looked like it came out of a Rockwell painting, but through a... More 

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Thank Forkingitout
southern california
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138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We love walking to this little place when we visit Carpinteria. The service is great and the breakfasts are amazing! You will be stuffed!

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Thank southerncaligirl72

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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?