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Bonnie Lu's Country Cafe

328 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2739
805-646-0207
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Ranked #11 of 81 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I was there for lunch. I had a chicken sandwich with potato salad. The chicken was tough. The potato salad nothing to brag about. The kitchen seemed overwhelmed. Service was friendly and OK. Nothing to write home about.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food was decent but service was superb. Order was correct and delivered quickly, all the staff helped each other and were very friendly. Food decent, although nothing very different from the typical breakfast fare.

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Escondido, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My family & I had a great breakfast here. The chicken fried steak is so good! We also had the biscuits & gravy and eggs Benedict. They were both really good. The only drawback was the wait. My suggestion would be to get there really early or around lunch time. But, it was worth the wait.

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Yorba linda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Such sweet ladies working there when I picked up breakfast to go! It's a clean small little diner with a bar that you can sit at as well! The prices are great, food is great... Can't complain! Next time we'll come for lunch =)

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Ventura, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's about 45 minutes to Ojai , but worth each trip to Bonni Lu's. Always good food, friendly folks,and worth the (sometimes on Sundays) wait. When you go, look up the owner who, I understand, named the place for her mother. She's a delight ( and, also, a dachshund owner).

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Fort Worth, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were lucky to find this cafe as we walked down the street enjoying our stop in Ojai. The food was fresh and delicious. Everything we tried was perfect, so I don't think you can wrong whatever you order. Service was so friendly we felt like locals. 1950's/1960's decor was really fun.

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LA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really cute little place that is favorite among the locals for it's great food and homey atmosphere.. The inside is charming and sweet but be aware that it's not huge and so it can fill up fast. The waitresses are very helpful and you feel like you've known them all of your life. I ordered one of the house specials... More

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Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Clean and quaint "diner" with super-friendly attentive staff. Loved the soft pastel colours and 50's feeling. Food was obviously super fresh and great healthy choices. Not "wow" enough for 5/5 but a solid breakfast place.

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Covina, California, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fantastic breakfast. Even more fun was the fact that this place is obviously a hangout for locals, so we got to watch the traffic in and out, people greeting each other, hugging and kissing -- so much fun. The waitress was fabulous, helpful with suggestions and very friendly. Great coffee, excellent omelettes and the biscuits! Don't skip the biscuits! Best... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

For true blue breakfast in Ojai, Bonnie Lu's is the spot. The plus for us was that it was within walking distance of the Su Nido. It's a colorful diner with a collage of random mugs that the hot beverages are served in & personable service. Boyfriend's buckwheat pancakes did not disappoint & when I couldn't decide between pancakes &... More

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