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vinaka's cafe

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300 Carlsbad Village Dr Ste 211, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2991
760 720 7890
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chandler, AZ
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We get coffee here every morning and then grab a blended mocha in the afternoons. No one does blended like Vinaka's!

Thank tmiller55
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The grilled cheese sandwich I had today was awful....dry, tasteless, minimal cheese and unappetizing as it seems to have been thrown in the basket. How's about putting some butter on the outside of the bread before putting it in the panini grill ? Read up and make a better grilled cheese, y'all. Your other sandwiches have always been so good!

West Allis, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Stopped in for an iced Cappuccino and we were treated in a brusque, condescending manner. The place advertises itself as "the favorite of the locals" and as tourists I guess we didn't make the grade. Their chalkboard clearly said "any drink can be iced" but when we ordered an iced caramel Cappuccino, the girl behind the counter made it hot.... More 

Thank Scott B
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Good coffee in a real mug along with selection of tasty treats and a refill on the coffee. Casual atmosphere with free wifi. Reminds me of the coffee shops back in my college days...the cafe has character😊

Thank David E
Stockholm, Sweden
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had coffee here twice while visiting Carlsbad, and it is a nice little cafe, very welcoming and a nice place to hang out. Great coffee and nice staff.

Thank xmats
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60 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Its a somewhat disorganized layout with a limited menu and remarkably average food. Im not sure why the sandwich of the day which was supposedly on a croissant was offered on one of 3 different breads, none of which resembled a croissant other than the fact they all had yeast and flour as ingredients. The greenhouse tomatoes were nearly ice... More 

Thank gehb
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My wife will be working half time in Carlsbad for the next several months. We wanted to get a little breakfast before heading back to the airport and lucked upon this place. Great breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and the best latte my wife ever had. Very nice staff.Power strips under the benches for computer/recharging access...nice touch. Obviously frequented by locals. We... More 

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Waterford, WI
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Vinaka's was perfect: unique, healthy breakfast, great coffee drinks, atmosphere of locals, places to eat outdoors, efficient, pleasant staff.

Thank Ingrid H
Oceanside, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

everything a coffee house should be, and tea drinkers are sure to appreciate the many choices of leaves. Bagels and other delights. WiFi friendly.

Thank 2oldtravelbugs
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Vinaka 2-3 times a week for about 2 years. It's locally owned, conveniently located for picking up refreshments on a beach day, and has a mellow atmosphere for sitting down to work for a few hours. The place is cozy. And, yes, they could use a few refurbishments here and there, but mostly the cafe is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr Ste 211, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2991
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760 720 7890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?