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Sandbox Coffee House

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204 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2725
06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Wed 06:00 - 18:00
Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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Ventura, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son and I had a good time on Thursday during the open mic night. It was our first time there so we were not sure if the very small crowd was due to the rain or it was the norm. The variety of musicians was fun. The set-up of the room was perfect. We were able to listen/watch the... More 

Thank Jason S
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

On my way to Santa Barbara, it was raining pretty heavily so I stopped off at a Ventura exit and stumbled upon this charming surfer casual coffee house. Laden with plenty of beachy atmosphere, the row of surfboards lining the front yard entrance caught my eye. Walking in I felt like I was in a 70's style Hawaiian caffeine stop... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Came in from the rain with a pizza we had ordered from across the street to get a coffee and wait for our Uber. The man working there said you can't bring in or eat outside food here. I told him we're waiting for a ride. We had no intention of eating our pizza there. Just went in to duck... More 

Thank kristi g
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

hole in the wall sandwich place trying to serve up healthy style meals and smoothies. I got a club sandwich and that came with a bunch of raw carrots on the paper plate, it was kinda funnyy. The Jamba Juice like smoothie was ok but this place was pricey for what you got. would i recommend it ? well if... More 

Thank vegas-vetran
Ventura, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Have a coffee. Listen to music. Sit outside. Nice place to unwind. Good quality/price. Good location, not far from Promenade and Surfers ' Point.

1 Thank Barbara K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee, Chai tea, hot chocolate and kombucha. We visited several times over a weekend while staying nearby.

1 Thank Josie S
Orange, California
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

As we walked in there were 4 of us waiting, sooo one lady that was in front of us walked behind the door and stood in front of the register. She stated that she worked there and just happened to stop by. She took our order. Coffee was good. We returned the next morning..... They were low on coffee creamer,... More 

Thank shubie710
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

good coffee at a fair price close to the beach nice place for a meeting or a get together with friends

Thank nostam
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an Americano with soy milk. Friendly guy behind the counter recommended pumpkin pie that hit the spot. This place is clearly superior to any Peet's.

Thank M4N_0N_TH3_RUN
Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Couple of times to visit the beach at Ventura, by train, the coffeeshop is between the train/beach and motel, so in the morning you get coffee or lunch, and evening music. I had a sandwich and in my adult life I've never been served a sandwich with a side of sliced carrots. This is California for healthy people. In fact... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2725
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura

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