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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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank VtaTraveler
Ventura, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming to this classic vintage joint since I was a kid. A lot of the gal food servers are still working there after all these years. It has a cozy feel and the food is always goo.

Thank ShawnaJanikowski
Ventura, California
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218 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Had the opportunity to take a visitor to breakfast at the Vagabond, hadn't been there for awhile. This place is probably the best known breakfast house in Ventura, and has been under the same ownership for decades. The service is very friendly and attentive, and the Belgian waffles are out of this world! The coffee keeps coming as long as... More 

Thank DonaldYokum
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We always go here for breakfast in Ventura - even if we are staying at a hotel that serves breakfast. The waffles are the BEST. Service is consistently friendly.

Thank mesano
Van Nuys CA
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We were actually staying next door at the Bestwestern Inn and decided to give this place a try and were presently surprised. Clean, excellent service, and very good food at a reasonable price. There open for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Thank GaryVanNuysCA
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We stayed next door for a week and this diner was a bright spot in our stay. Had something different almost every day and way not disappointed in the quality of the food. Really liked the chicken fried steak - not too much breading and an good size piece of tenderized steak. They have specials everyday and and many of... More 

Thank TexasCityTexas
Lake Arrowhead, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Staff is so nice, coffee never empty and prices good. BUT the food is FANTASTIC! Chili Verde omelette to die for!

Thank Louise S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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?