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Farmer & Cook

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339 West El Roblar Drive, Ojai, CA
805-640-9608
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles...
A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.
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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's Dinner

It was an amazing special event dinner that blew away dinners I've had that cost three times as much. On weekends it is the most original cooking you will find. The produce is very fresh and seasonal. It's vegetarian but you won't miss the meat. Casual atmosphere with a happy disorganized that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Steve O
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Ventura, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Ventura, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It was an amazing special event dinner that blew away dinners I've had that cost three times as much. On weekends it is the most original cooking you will find. The produce is very fresh and seasonal. It's vegetarian but you won't miss the meat. Casual atmosphere with a happy disorganized that makes you think of Big Sur. It's the... More 

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Port Orford, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a delicious and very reasonably priced meal: wonderful corn soup and veggie enchilada with pumpkin seed sauce.

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Santa Barbara, Carpinteria
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The food is really good, not amazing just good. The service is really terrible. At least the one time we were there for dinner. This place could do so much better. I understand why it's crowded, the food is fresh. It was recommended to us from our bed and breakfast host. I said I wanted vegetarian knowing that Ojai might... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

No kidding Local secret They say No TO GMO and yes to yummy organic goodies Its a market bakery smoothly bar Perfect sunny late afternoon outside tables For a taste of the real Ojai drop by

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

First, the food at Farmer & Cook is quite good. But our group of 9 was left waiting with no food for nearly an hour. (No, wait - they brought us a single plate of bread in apology for the long delay.) The explanation? "We received a lot of takeout orders." Hmmm . . . we reserved the day before... More 

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Central Cali
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Famous for their Huevos Rancheros, Farmer and Cook's did not disappoint here. The breakfast burrito however, was inedible...too many vegetables and eggs. I was disappointed that while the restaurant served smoothies with every imaginable kind of fruit, you could not order fruit!!! At a breakfast place!!!! Really? It's unAmerican!!!. It was a lovely December day and we sat outside. Scenery... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the typical hippie, filthy place. It's super unhygienic, and I felt I wish I were a turtle so I could escape and hide within my shell when I was standing in line to order food. There are a few sporadic grocery selections, a tiny salad bar, and a pretentious counter to order your food. The salad bar should... More 

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Byfield, UK
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Farmer and the Cook in Ojai is a wonderful gem with fresh-picked that morning organic fare. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, relaxed and low-key, fun and funky. And the food is simply delicious! Everything is homemade and the produce could not be any fresher! Absolutely fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

The food is the best I've had in ojai the soup was great and the burger was the best the people were great and a great place to sit out side and smell the roses

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Yay for vegan food open until 8:30pm in Ojai! I enjoyed this food a lot. I loved the whole vibe of this place. Check it out!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 339 West El Roblar Drive, Ojai, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-640-9608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Organic

Description

A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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