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Vagabond Coffee Shop

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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760 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ventura, California
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244 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The egg dishes and all the breakfast sides are good. They just celebrated their 50th anniversary, so they must be doing something right! Waitress had great sense of humor. Fun place to come with a group of friends.

Thank Sundancer93003
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a great little find in Ventura.Celebrating their 50th year.Very friendly waitresses who have been there a long time.Excellent pecan waffle. best I have ever had.The ambiance is warm and welcoming,

Thank kimausa
Beverly Hills, California
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138 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Bad coffee Really bad orange juice Low quality omelette Bad today 4 for 4 bad items Nothing good RESTAURANT: C Food quality C Value C Ambiance B Location B Staff C Scene D Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: B Utensils B Table C Glassware-old plastic B Bathrooms

Thank james90211
Scottsdale, Arizona USA
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I read about the Belgian waffles in other reviews. Well, I have never had one I'd rave about but figured I might as well see what the fuss was about. It was AWESOME! Crisp on the outside, creamy in the inside, with melted butter (how else will it get in all the nooks?! - what are other places thinking if... More 

Thank HappyJackAZ
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went there only for breakfast easy distance from my motel the food and service was great. It was busy both days I ate there and staff handled the crowds well.

Thank John G
Ventura California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Been coming to this place for around 30+ yrs! Good little 50's style place for breakfast.... If they played some old Patsy Cline tunes you would step back fifty years!! Neat old place, Good Denver omelette!

Thank Goldpanman
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We stayed at the Vagabond Inn the previous night so we decided to have a hot breakfast here. I'm so glad we did! Our waitress Sharon was so sweet and funny. She took our order in a timely manner and accurately. The food didn't take long to get to us and our glasses and mugs were kept full. I ordered... More 

Thank Verna W
Laguna Niguel, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! The ladies look after you well and the menu offers down home selections. A great place to stop for breakfast.

Thank rebeccasimic
Ventura, California
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Down home food. Great staff of older women. Lots and lots of food. Not gourmet, but honest. Reminds me of many places when I was a kid. Lovely booths. Comfortable.

Thank Barbara K
Ventura, California
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is definitely a hometown place. While some of the travelers staying at the motel undoubtedly eat here, it's mostly locals who've been coming here for years. Opened in 1966, the Vagabond has a broad menu of full dinners that include a dessert option, sandwiches, breakfasts. You name it; it's probably on their menu. We're always pleased with the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-643-1390

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