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Ojai Cafe Emporium

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108 S Montgomery Street, Ojai, CA 93023
+1 805-646-2723
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: Upscale casual dining. Updated patio to enjoy great meals and friendly...
Upscale casual dining. Updated patio to enjoy great meals and friendly service.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice vibe, and tasty pancakes

Had a generous portion of pancakes here. I enjoyed them, but can't really compare as not had them before. They are known for their muffins which were tasty and freshly made, but a little doughy. Coffee wasn't great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
KAWJuba
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a generous portion of pancakes here. I enjoyed them, but can't really compare as not had them before. They are known for their muffins which were tasty and freshly made, but a little doughy. Coffee wasn't great.

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Thank KAWJuba
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

So I guess we came here twice in three days. The first time we got coffee, and I just couldn't pass up a slice of boysenberry pie to be held for a midnight snack (it looked yummy and did not disappoint!). Then we came back two days later thinking we would get pastries/oatmeal and coffee for a light breakfast. We... More 

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Thank DiSavitz
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Every time I come to Ojai, I begin my morning at the Ojai Cafe Emporium. The menu has great variety. The service is great and you can sit inside or out. No matter how long the line, the tables are cleared quickly to accommodate all.

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Thank Jim S
Eagle, Wisconsin
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice menu selection and variety. Indoor and outdoor seating, our server was Shauna she was most pleasant and efficient. You have an option of toast , muffin or scone from the onsite bakery. Most definitely worth a visit on your Ojai visit then hike the Shelf Road trail.

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Thank Hopman_333
Bakersfield, California
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We've only been here for breakfast but that's enough to keep us coming back - it's excellent! We've tried several of their omelette and scramble dishes and loved each one. Their stack of pancakes is huge and tasty. The next thing I'm going to try is the chicken fried steak. I saw it being served at a nearby table and... More 

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Thank Jon R
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for breakfast...everything on their menu sounded delicious. I settled for the veggie skillet, but asked for Feta cheese instead of the monterrey and provolone it comes with, just because I love feta. The portions are just right, and you get a freshly baked scone or muffin with your entree. Yum!

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Thank Jesenia M
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Two different people in town recommended this restaurant and it was worthy of the praise. Great food, friendly employees, reasonably priced, mimosas for breakfast, indoor or outdoor seating and a nice vibe. I highly recommend Café Emporium.

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Thank welshbabe1954
Orange County, California
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Whenever we are in Ojai this is our breakfast spot. We've also had several celebrity sighting while eating here. I had the eggs Benedict and fresh fruit - it was prefect. My husband had the Chicken fried steak and eggs - he loved it. We will be back!

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Thank Jayne H
Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

One of Ojai's best restaurants for breakfast and lunch. Great selection of everything from omelets to sandwiches. This is a "don't miss" restaurant when visiting Ojai.

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Thank Bonnie S
london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

we had breakfast here both mornings of our stop in Ojai. It was completely delicious and there so was a lot of choice. My fiance would recommend the Californa omlette, and I loved the muffin. Great OJ and coffee too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 S Montgomery Street, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-2723

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 21
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Upscale casual dining. Updated patio to enjoy great meals and friendly service.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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