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Ojai Cafe Emporium

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108 S Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023-2726
+1 805-646-2723
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Los Angeles
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always come here for breakfast or lunch. Brought four new friends who hadn't been here and they loved it.

Thank Nancy B
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've enjoyed the Ojai Cafe a few times. It's casual and has a very diverse menu at reasonable prices. Nice patio (if it's not too hot), but the inside seating is very comfortable too. Pleasant wait staff.

Thank mccueranch
Oxnard, California
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast on the terrace - wish we had sat under one of the fans....as it was really HOT. Friendly service and a nice menu. But it took a really long time to get our food. 40 minutes for 2 regular breakfast items seemed excessive. Food was good, not exceptional and priced on the high side. The restaurant and restrooms... More 

Thank Anna B
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shops and cafes don't open too early in Ojai but luckily we found the Emporium which was open and very busy. There outdoor patio is covered and is a great place to eat, the menu is quite extensive and we opted for omelettes which were very good and the server recommended we try the lemon and blueberry muffin as... More 

Thank Sue C
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband ate this one day and we went back the next and I had it. Like a Philly Cheese Steak but with tri-tip and not too much bread. Delicious and very filling. Fries were also excellent as were onion rings. Pick up pastries at the co-located bakery, they are also delicious.

Thank Sara S
Marlboro, New Jersey
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The outdoor patio is a nice place to each lunch. Very nice selection of salads, sandwiches and a soup special is always available.

1 Thank Harris T
ojai, california
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

If this was a bar, it would be Cheers. If you eat here frequently, the staff knows your name and your favorite orders. It's a great place to meet and talk with friends. It's also a good place for a casual business meeting or to eat by yourself. There are big parties, but there are singletons, too, having breakfast and... More 

1 Thank velaconia
Escondido CA
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went for a late breakfast/brunch on a Friday with several friends we were visiting in Ojai. Although the patio was full (quoting a 20 minute wait) there was plenty of pleasant space inside. Our server, Cindy, approached our table promptly and took our beverage order. The orange juice was very good (fresh squeezed?) and served as a prelude of... More 

1 Thank SparkydogEscondidoCA
Lafayette, Ca
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242 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I recommend the vegetable kish as I had the poached eggs and hash but wished I had ordered same as my friend. The coffee was outstanding. The device was very good.

1 Thank Lesley H
Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

15 minute wait to get in. 15 minutes before servers responded to us trying to flag them down. Took drink order. Another 15 minutes till our order taken. 40 minutes till the food came out. Server never checked on us and all servers pointedly not looking at us...a tactic I remember from youthful days of serving. Food not worth the... More 

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Trisha P, Owner at Ojai Cafe Emporium, responded to this review

We are sorry you had a bad experience. It was a very rough day, with 3 employees out with the flu. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. More 

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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
Average prices
$8 - $21
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 S Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023-2726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-2723
Upscale casual dining. Updated patio to enjoy great meals and friendly service.

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