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Vagabond Coffee Shop

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760 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
+1 805-643-1390
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Van Nuys CA
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Best Western Plus Inn which is right next door which makes this coffee shop very convenient. The food is good and they have daily specials. The staff is very friendly and will recommend if your not sure. Pretty sure that you go away hungry.

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Thank GaryVanNuysCA
Monrovia, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This coffee shop if 50 years old - it's old fashioned with really good food, reasonable prices, and a nice wait staff. Menu is broad - I really enjoyed the breakfast. It's not fancy but it's good. So I gave it 5 circles!

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Thank Marklaw
Visalia, California
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a hotel next to the Vagabond Inn, which included this coffee shop.We decided ti have dinner here because it was so close to where we were staying. This restaurant has been in business since 1966 and when you walk in you feel as though you went back in time. The booths and carpets have been updated... More 

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Thank Judy H
Ventura, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good homestyle food, there trademark is the fired chicken. happy serve staff and great local spot for breakfast/ lunch.

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Thank Robin S
Los Angeles
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had a traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and french toast. They have $7.95 breakfast specials that give you plenty of food. The bacon and hashbrowns were nice and crispy, the medium over easy eggs had a perfect soft yolk but thoroughly cooked whites--just like we like it. Service was attentive and friendly, loved the 60s... More 

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Thank Iriefamily
Ventura, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Stepped in to a time machine this morning and went back to memories of the old Route 66. The Vagabond has a big celebration banner stating 1966-2016...50 YEARS! And I swear it is still 1966 in a good way. Friendly service with old fashioned greasy spoon goodness. Go there hungry, leave very full. The decor is still stuck a few... More 

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Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a great friendly family restaurant! the waitresses are the best! A lot of regular customers. We have never had a bad meal either for breakfast,lunch or dinner they have daily specials and so much to choose from also great deserts. Try it you won't be sorry.

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Thank Pam B
Moore, Oklahoma
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My family enjoyed our breakfast here. It reminds me of diners from my childhood. My omelet was pretty good though I found the hash browns delicious. The real star, in my opinion, was the belgian waffle. My son ordered one of the kid's menu. I sampled it as I was cutting it up for him and it was fantastic, the... More 

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Thank flyingradish
Ventura, California
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257 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The egg dishes and all the breakfast sides are good. They just celebrated their 50th anniversary, so they must be doing something right! Waitress had great sense of humor. Fun place to come with a group of friends.

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Thank Sundancer93003
usa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great little find in Ventura.Celebrating their 50th year.Very friendly waitresses who have been there a long time.Excellent pecan waffle. best I have ever had.The ambiance is warm and welcoming,

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Thank kimausa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-1390

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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