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“Emporium” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ojai Cafe Emporium

Ojai Cafe Emporium
Ranked #15 of 95 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Upscale casual dining. Updated patio to enjoy great meals and friendly service.
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Emporium”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Good breakfast. My sister enjoyed the cinnamon roll French toast. Eggs, omelets, pancakes were tasty. Latte was mediocre.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank victoria_deneroff
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English first
Ojai, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Fish tacos in Ventura County”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

I've never been disappointed with the food here after many many visits. They have a wide variety of creative, generous and tasty choices. I almost want to keep it a secret just to myself.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WmHenderson
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Atlanta
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great breakfast food at good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

My husband and I went here on the advice of someone who worked at the hotel we were staying. The restaurant was pretty crowded, and we could tell that most of the patrons were locals. The breakfast selections are plentiful, and we had pancakes, which were big and fluffy!, the Belgian waffle with berries and cream (yum!), and eggs and bacon( bacon was a little fatty for me). Despite being crowded, our order came pretty fast. Our waitress wasn't that friendly, but she did seem pretty busy. We will definitely return when we come back to Ojai. Eating here is much better than paying the sky high prices for food at the hotel!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank KittyAtlanta
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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, outdoor patio, great bakery.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

**They are open for breakfast and lunch only. Bakery 6:30AM-3PM Restaurant 7AM-3PM **
I've eaten at the Emporium Cafe dozens of times and find the food to be plentiful and good. Their quiches are very good as are their soups and salads. They bring a basket of fresh homemade breads to the table and the brown bread is my favorite! They also have a nice little bakery on the street side of the building where you can have a cup of coffee/tea and a pastry without going to the restaurant itself.

The patio is nice, but flies seem to always be a problem. The interior restaurant is clean, nothing special about the decor. You will certainly get a decent meal here for a reasonable price.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HereAndNowAlways
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ojai,ca
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Mango Ice Tea!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Topa topa salad...mango ice tea...Cant come to Ojai without having either one;) Buy some mango tea to take home in the bakery in the front of the restaurant...And when you do pick up some tea cookies they are delish!

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank CaliChris10
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