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Worker Bee Cafe

973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
+1 805-745-1828
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  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third time here. We live about an hour north of Carpenteria and have always enjoyed stopping for breakfast on our way south to LA. This was a disappointing return trip for us. The former Worker Bee was always charming and the food...More

Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but mighty. Counter, booth, small tables, and outdoor seating. During peak breakfast hours, there is a small wait, with no real waiting area other than outside. The food is good, with plenty of offerings for vegetarian and non-vegetarian to choose from. Be sure to...More

Thank Cindy O
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The Worker Bee Cafe was recommended by a friend who stops there for a break on trips down the coast. It is easy to find and a great value. Think classic breakfast made with attention to detail and large portions. We ordered the Omelet with...More

Thank Liz102676
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Best tuna melt made exactly how I like it, with chopped up dill pickle. Organic greens for salad and they don't charge extra if you want salad for your side. They also have the best, meatiest bacon. I love their BLT's! The owner, Rick is...More

Thank gayle S
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Sweet little breakfast diner, without the grease. The menu has lots of traditional items with some fresh twists- gluten free options, kombucha, vegetarian and micro-brews on tap. I had the grits, something this old southern gent sees too rarely on menus - especially in So...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We stopped in this little breakfast place on a drive upstate with no idea of what to expect, figuring that, at least, we could get some farm fresh eggs, which they heavily promote. We were very pleasantly surprised with a wonderful little spot operated by...More

Thank 145russell
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Small local cafe. Too early and you will have to wait outside. Wide variety with local twist. I had biscuits with sausage topped with poached eggs and gravy. Homemade biscuit awesome gravy. Hash browns nice and crisp, not those limp undercooked kind. Little slow in...More

Thank Paulette B
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Small time diner feel, wonderful selection and fantastic service!! The Kombucha is brewed in house - try the pomegranate! The restaurant has a great quaint calm feel! Great food too!

Thank michellegreene2017
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Service was very rushed and he did not like answering any questions. The food was good nothing outstanding. However they Kombucha on tap that is excellent!

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Corned beef hash was some of the best we have ever tasted. Home made gluten free very, very good. We will definitely go back.

Thank Opalann53
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-745-1828
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