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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: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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LA
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156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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Spokane, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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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southern california
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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Santa Barbara, CA
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8 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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?