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Esau's Coffee Shop

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507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
+1 805-684-1070
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Englewood, Colorado
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been to Esau's twice for breakfast. Both times the food was outstanding, both times the service was just so so. EXCEPT for the the bus boys who provide drinks and additional service besides food - they were great!

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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This place felt like a real American diner, just like from the films! We had a fabulous breakfast here in this lovely little seaside town. I would love to visit here again in the sunshine! it was pouring with rain on our visit. The place, food, and staff were really fantastic.

Thank shazzzalongley
Bakersfield, California
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went for breakfast the morning we arrived at Carpenteria. I've ate here a number of places and I really do normally enjoy it. This time, though, the lack of attention from the waiter really soured the occasion. It wasn't very busy or I could certainly excuse waiting nearly 15 minutes from sitting to someone asking if we would like something... More 

Thank 1Groverbeach
La Crescenta, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stopped here for breakfast on our way out of town. This place is friendly and fun! A large selection of items for breakfast. I had the eggs benedict, sis had burrito combo. Both were amazingly good! The hollandaise sauce is fresh and home-made, delish! Good coffee too! Friendly service, good food - a must for anyone visiting Carpenteria!

Thank Tylersnana55
Gulf Shores
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited here with several members of our family, everyone had something different and everyone was pleased. Good food and good service. My husband and I returned for a breakfast on the day we were going out of town. Just as good as the first time.

Thank 84NancyP
Upland, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Over priced breakfast/ lunch dive. What else can I say. Eggs came out under cooked. Potatoes were bad. I would not recommend to anyone

Thank John J
Charleston, South Carolina
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149 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

There are not many breakfast stops in Carpinteria. Located on the main cross street (Linden Ave.) this rather 1950s style booth and bar format is a comfortable format for breakfast with wide padded booths. There is a wide menu for breakfast that has a Mexican "flavor." They have specials that are excellent and reasonable. Service was above expectations. This will... More 

Thank Snooge42
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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194 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Every year my wife and I go to Carpinteria for the Avocado Festival. We like to get there early for the best parking right on the beach This year we had breakfast at Esau's. Lovely little café, great friendly staff and great food. John & LynNita Ellis

Thank JohnEllis3
Altadena, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We loved this place and regretted that we only had one chance to eat there. The food was healthy and delicious, the atmosphere charming (sheltered by historic trees) and dogs and children were welcome....meaning EVERYONE is welcomed. A great place I'll return to as soon as possible

Thank leighlaughing
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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The menu offers a good selection and specials. We like the Rincon Omelet and the vegetable omelet are my flavorites. You may want to try a Rincon taco too.

Thank ResponsibleTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-1070

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