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300 Carlsbad Village Dr Ste 211, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2991
+1 760-720-7890
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Salinas
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186 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stopped by here twice for dessert after dinner. One was a smores bar, and it was really great. Then, the other time was for a double scoop of ice cream, which was yummy. This looked like a great place for coffee, tea, wifi, and just hanging out in general.

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Thank raininroses
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I loved Vinaka's cafe! I really enjoy the selection of teas, also Leo is very friendly and makes you feel like home! or like your kitchen....Everyone in general at the cafe is very nice and they have the best disposition to help. I haven't try any of their cakes because they are to sweet and different from what I like... More 

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Thank Kineret m
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Strolling through Carlsbad village during a day trip. Stopped by for coffee at the village. Cafe is located in the heart of the village. Good ambience, both indoor and outdoor seating. Location is very picturesque. Both my wife and I had a cappuccino which was very good. We both like it very hot which it was not, but other than... More 

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Thank Vishal B
Parker, Colorado
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193 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

A neighborhood coffee shop with pastries, some hot breakfast items, ice cream and coffee drinks. The atmosphere is nice with indoor/outdoor seating options. Locals come here and hang out (lots of dogs with the outside seating). The coffee is just ok. We like our own coffee at home better, but sometimes come here just for the atmosphere.

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Thank wbforever
Chandler, AZ
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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

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Thank tmiller55
Hawaii
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank SKYITALY
West Allis, Wisconsin
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Scott B
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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😊

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Thank David E
Lund, Sweden
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank xmats
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67 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 760-720-7890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?