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469 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Ojai, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Knead is great for breakfast and lunch. Run by mother, two daughters and a son, things are well-done. Yummy pastries, salads, sandwiches, desserts. Located right in town.

Thank plyn2016
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We came here for some food away from the hustle and bustle of Ojai and this looked great from the outside. We were hugely disappointed by the extremely rude and petulant staff behind the till. It put us off so much we walked right out without even ordering anything. Sort it out folks, ain't nobody got time for that.

Thank Sarah N
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

2nd time eating at Knead. Excellent, fresh sandwiches and salads. Very pleasant. Recommended for lunch.

Thank 477bradp
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I only go there once in a while if a friend wants. The prices are absurd. I paid $13, the cheapest on the menu, for a breakfast sandwich on a small piece of bread with an egg and piece cheese and they wanted to charge a few dollars more for arugula! You gotta be kidding me. Even the coffee is... More 

Thank truthrules
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The food was amazing, and not very expensive. But why cash only? It's 2016! But I am glad we crossed the street to go to the ATM, because the food was worth it.

Thank Robyn B
los angeles
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Knead makes delicious breads -- so good, it's easy to order more than you can actually eat. We come here for their signature breakfast sandwich: an egg (you can order scrambled or fried) with white cheddar on one of their four yummy breads (my teenagers love the brioche; I'm addicted to the rustic country roll) and from there you can... More 

Thank dulcinha63
Greenwich, CT
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The only reason not to give this place 5 stars is the line. It can take a while sometimes but very much worth the wait. The food is fantastic

Thank CSB99
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Outstanding coffee; marvelous breads and pastries. Top quality homemade goods. I love Knead, and will return as often as I'm able to afford their prices. Yes, They are expensive.

2 Thank Gorgy P
Ojai, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Overpriced and not well organized (lines may be long to buy a loaf of bread if others are ordering meals). Nevertheless, has the best bread in Ojai and pleasant informal patio seating. Be aware they don't take credit cards.

Thank SoCalGal2014
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102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Had quiche, eggs with cheese/greens and coffee. Great staff, high quality food. Took a couple of baked goods with us for the road!

Thank MoxieBoston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 469 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai

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