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469 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant flowered courtyard

We stood in line with the locals on a Sunday which is Farmers' Market Day in Ojai, and ordered at the front. You get your own tea or coffee and can have a mug for dining on the patio. My friend had the quiche, but there are quite a few bakery items available. The courtyard is located under a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stood in line with the locals on a Sunday which is Farmers' Market Day in Ojai, and ordered at the front. You get your own tea or coffee and can have a mug for dining on the patio. My friend had the quiche, but there are quite a few bakery items available. The courtyard is located under a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Knead is excellent. The ingredients and sandwiches are very fresh and delicious. The roll that the sandwich was on was soft and freshly baked. Highly recommend eating at Knead. Keep in mind cash only no credit cards.

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very friendly bakers with a great story. The cupcakes were delicious and the service was perfect. We highly recommend stopping in for some great bread or a delectable dessert!

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Central Cali
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Go for the bakery goods. Sticky buns were amazing, warm and nicely done. Coffee was just brewed, nothing special. If you want coffee, go somewhere else!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great food and friendly service. The ambiance wasn't great when we went...maybe because we were there for an early lunch? The outdoor seating area could be cozy but needed some attention.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not a traditional breakfast place. They offered only sandwiches and some baked goods. Everything was fresh and delicious, but a bit expensive at $9 for a small bun with a fried egg, cheese and spinach. The place is by the road, so it was also a bit noisy. I didn't love it, but I'd go back!

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The people who work here are incredibly friendly and helpful. The menu and offerings are simple and delicious. Bring a book and relax.

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Bonita, California
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Everything is super fresh and you can tell all is made with fine, high quality ingredients and baked with love and care. Everything we tried was delicious. Awesome scones. Try the unique cornmeal blueberry muffin. Never had anything quite like it but it will be a selection for sure on my next trip to Ojai. We had breakfast at Knead... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

If you are downtown Ojai, stop by this cute little place!! So yummy. Had the quiche with an arugula, manchego cheese and marinated artichoke salad. The pastries are divine too.

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Orlando FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Can't find anything bad to say about this darling bakery in its darling historic building with its darling flowers in pots and its darling products. Not just baked treats there are also salads, etc. In a word- Great

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Address: 469 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
Cuisine: Bakeries

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  • Address: 469 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai

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  • Cuisine: Bakeries

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