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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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Cadillac, Michigan
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice little diner. They gave generous portions and our breakfasts were all tasty - especially the Huevos special. Even the coffee was good.

Thank mandp2go
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great American breakfast in a proper American Diner. Extensive menu choice for breakfast and good friendly service with regular coffee refills. Was very busy and portions generous. The only complaint was that the smoked salmon with the scrambled eggs was super salty.

Thank Luckysquirrel4
Englewood, Colorado
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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238 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 17 helpful votes
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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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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155 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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200 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?