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Crushcakes & Cafe

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4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1936
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cancun, Mexico
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a long drive, thought we'd break up the trip with a nice breakfast and good coffee. This cute restaurant with its lovely patio was a great find. Never heard of intelligentsia coffee before, and my husband is a real coffee snob, but were wonderfully surprised with the taste of our lattes. So many great choices on the menu... We... More 

Thank Nancy C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The pastries are delicious, the coffee is very good and the help is very polite and helpful. My friend had eggs and toast, and it was very good. What was really nice, is that we were able to sit outside, and visit for a few hours, without feeling hurried. She bought a dozen of their beautiful (and delicious) cupcakes to... More 

Thank Erin Q
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Lunch is very good. The arugula chicken salad is light and tasty and the serving size is ample. The cupcakes are great to take home especially for birthdays...take a few different flavors and share bites. It is a 'stand in line' and order and not table service so I recommend going after the lunch rush....about 1pm.

Thank Molli S
Carpinteria, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Best cupcakes I have ever had. My favorite is the Peanut Butter Cupcake, but everytime I say that I try a new kind it it vies for my new favorite. The cheese & bacon croissant is tasty too. The cute patio out back allows dogs.

Thank foodieskinny
Carpinteria, California
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

On Carpinteria Ave, parking in the rear. Not open for dinner. Extensive fresh and creative menu - save room for large or mini cupcakes.

Thank Patti E
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We went of breakfast because we like Intelligentsia coffee, not realizing that breakfast options were not limited to only pastries. I had eggs with fresh veggies and quinoa, it was well seasoned and tasty. My husband got a breakfast panini, my son had pancakes and his friend had a PBJ. We couldn't resist a fresh baked cinnamon roll, not too... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Lunenburg, Canada
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165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Crushcakes is one of my daughter's favourite stops on the way to wine country, so we had breakfast on our way. The huevos ranchero were plate-filling and lip-smacking. My wife had the granola fruit plate. He restaurant is small. You order and pay at the cash and they deliver to your table. Lots of desserts.

Thank Compuvideo
Ventura, CA
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244 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Pretty good if not pricey cupcakes. Lots of options. Red velvet was excellent. By far not the best I have ever eaten but good never the less. This is dog friendly so count on a hairy, friendly buddy while you eat. Coffee was decent. Wer looked through the menu for lunch but looking around did not see anything that excited... More 

Thank CWS55
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Went there and decided to try their cupcakes. They were wonderful! Just enough frosting and they were nice and moist. All four of my family members had a different flavor and we were all in agreement - Yummy! At the last minute, we decided to grab lunch for the road so we each had a sandwich. Flavors of their items... More 

Thank CrissyJoL
Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

The place is very cute and seems to be popular, so I was looking forward to trying it out for breakfast. I did not have a cupcake, so I can't speak for their signature item, but I had the fresh oj and their red velvet pancakes. The oj was great :-). The pancakes were not. I wouldn't even say they... More 

Thank sharonleann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1936
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-4300

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