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Vagabond Coffee Shop

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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760 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
+1 805-643-1390
06:00 - 21:00
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Ventura California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Been coming to this place for around 30+ yrs! Good little 50's style place for breakfast.... If they played some old Patsy Cline tunes you would step back fifty years!! Neat old place, Good Denver omelette!

Thank Goldpanman
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stayed at the Vagabond Inn the previous night so we decided to have a hot breakfast here. I'm so glad we did! Our waitress Sharon was so sweet and funny. She took our order in a timely manner and accurately. The food didn't take long to get to us and our glasses and mugs were kept full. I ordered... More 

Thank Verna W
Laguna Niguel, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! The ladies look after you well and the menu offers down home selections. A great place to stop for breakfast.

Thank rebeccasimic
Ventura, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Down home food. Great staff of older women. Lots and lots of food. Not gourmet, but honest. Reminds me of many places when I was a kid. Lovely booths. Comfortable.

Thank Barbara K
Ventura, California
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160 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is definitely a hometown place. While some of the travelers staying at the motel undoubtedly eat here, it's mostly locals who've been coming here for years. Opened in 1966, the Vagabond has a broad menu of full dinners that include a dessert option, sandwiches, breakfasts. You name it; it's probably on their menu. We're always pleased with the food... More 

Thank VtaTraveler
Ventura, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Been coming to this classic vintage joint since I was a kid. A lot of the gal food servers are still working there after all these years. It has a cozy feel and the food is always goo.

Thank ShawnaJanikowski
Ventura, California
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264 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Had the opportunity to take a visitor to breakfast at the Vagabond, hadn't been there for awhile. This place is probably the best known breakfast house in Ventura, and has been under the same ownership for decades. The service is very friendly and attentive, and the Belgian waffles are out of this world! The coffee keeps coming as long as... More 

Thank DonaldYokum
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We always go here for breakfast in Ventura - even if we are staying at a hotel that serves breakfast. The waffles are the BEST. Service is consistently friendly.

Thank mesano
Van Nuys CA
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We were actually staying next door at the Bestwestern Inn and decided to give this place a try and were presently surprised. Clean, excellent service, and very good food at a reasonable price. There open for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Thank GaryVanNuysCA
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We stayed next door for a week and this diner was a bright spot in our stay. Had something different almost every day and way not disappointed in the quality of the food. Really liked the chicken fried steak - not too much breading and an good size piece of tenderized steak. They have specials everyday and and many of... More 

Thank TexasCityTexas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?