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Esau's Coffee Shop

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507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could not resist "The Redneck", homemade cornbread, sausage, eggs, gravy and grits. There were other specialties on the end that looked equally tempting but you could also just order the standard breakfast. Diner style with large booths, it was not what we expected from the exterior.

Thank Stephanie S
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go to Esau's in Santa Barbara back during my college days (decades ago!) and loved it then for its big flavorful breakfasts and fun food servers. It had big flavors and attitude. I have eaten at the Carpenteria location twice and found that all these years later, the same is true: 2 eggs is more like four!... More 

Thank Mary L
Carpinteria, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I went with my wife and son in law. The wait time was short, the food was delicious and in large portions. The server did a great job too. I will go again. U

Thank 360dennisn
Moreno Valley, California
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I had the BEST chile relleno omelette here! We sat outside on the patio it was nice clean. They also offer vegetarian/vegan options someone in our party ordered tofu tacos and they looked BOMB! Totally recommend this place :)

Thank janetdarlenexo
Lompoc, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Esau's is a place that will rank 3, 4 or 5 stars for most visitors ... the variation may come more from whether you like the cozy, parochial feel -- it's a café (family run I believe) near the ocean and has a very laid back, casual, relaxed feel. Service was quick with moderate numbers of people in the café.... More 

Thank Mzkin1
Long Beach, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Just exactly the type of local spot you hope to find visiting the area. No less than 5 people took care of our table every time they walked by. Weekends, like all great breakfast spots, are best to get there before 9am. Otherwise, expect to wait just a bit especially if you want to eat outside.

Thank Lesa M
Tenerife, Spain
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293 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Found this after we turned off Route 1, oh and so glad we did. Menu fabulous, all ordered breakfast/brunch and was not disappointed. My pancakes with walnuts and apple, wonderful, my friend had the pancakes and blueberries and also agrees excellent. This is well worth a visit, love the old style diner inside.

Thank Mavis B
Maple Valley, Washington
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180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The food was wonderful, fresh and plentiful. Loved the location just down the street from the sandy beach area of Carpinteria. The chef came over to speak with us and staff was friendly. VERY CASUAL.

Thank bmonson
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is an old school type diner, and you would expect it to still have jukebox controls at each table. The food is okay, with a surfer type of flair, e.g. MocoLoco, burgers and the sort.

Thank James M
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Esau's Coffee Shop is avery welcoming and friendly place. Our 3 young kids were made to feel very welcome with colouring in on arrival. The salads were huge and fresh, the kids options pretty good, and it all came quickly and with very friendly service.

Thank Elly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-1070

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