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Bonnie Lu's Country Cafe

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328 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2739
805-646-0207
Today
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food for a quaint place

We met family here for lunch and it was busy. I have heard it's always busy. The sandwiches are fresh and the potato salad was so good we asked for the recipe. The staff is friendly and prices are pretty normal for the area. It's located downtown so you can take a walk through the arcade when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Danielle C
Good for:
  • Families with children
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We met family here for lunch and it was busy. I have heard it's always busy. The sandwiches are fresh and the potato salad was so good we asked for the recipe. The staff is friendly and prices are pretty normal for the area. It's located downtown so you can take a walk through the arcade when you are done... More 

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San Clemente, California, United States
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106 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place isn't large and at least Sunday mornings very busy food is good and they seem to have some of everything. From eggs to quiche I would come here again if I was in town but I wouldn't drive miles to get here

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Ojai, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

very nice place, family run for a very good breakfast or lunch. It is located on the eastern end of the arcade in downtown Ojai. The service is friendly, and you will be made to feel like family. the prices are reasonable, and the food is very tasty.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Excellent service, very good gravy sauce with sausage. Waitress very attentive. Enjoyed this restaurant to start my morning. Wanted their quiche, but they were out. Too bad..

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Fontana, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had a hearty meal for my trip home which was the Kindred Combo of 1 biscuit with delicious gravy, 1 egg and potatoes (I chose hash browns). They kept the coffee coming! Also had a cosmic or serendipity experience of seeing someone in Ojai I didn't expect to see!! So who knows what could happen at Bonnie Lu's!!

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Kenmore, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My kind of place... Pretentious? No Good food? Yes Efficient Service? Yes Prices? Moderate Went here on Easter Sunday. A little trio was playing in the corner, and it was a very friendly and cordial crowd. Family ate breakfast, I remember a tuna melt with grilled onions that was exceptionally good. I would definitely go back there if I return... More 

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LA
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122 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Came here for brunch and our party was really pleased with the food. Portions were fair, and the quality was very good. The Monte Cristo was cooked well, and the sides were yummy. My friend's burger was also very good. Service was pleasant and although the restaurant was full and noisy, the atmosphere was lively. We enjoyed our brunch a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My son and I have had breakfast here before but last Saturday was especially disappointing. I ordered eggs Benedict and every aspect of it was overdone. The muffin was burnt, the egg was hard boiled, the meat was so overcooked it curled, and only a drizzle of hollindasie. My son's pancake was underdone. The hash browns "to go" were burnt... More 

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A short walk from our hotel (Su Nido). Get there before 9:00 if you don't want to wait long on the weekends. We sat at the counter, ate some good food, and enjoyed the musical trio. Who doesn't like to hear a stand-up bass while eating waffles? The staff works together as a team -- I think we had five... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Didn't see a lot of places in town that could provide me with the simple plate of eggs I craved. Prices were fair and I had a delicious plate of bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and toast. The coffee was great too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 328 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-646-0207

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?