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vinaka's cafe

300 Carlsbad Village Dr Ste 211, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2991
+1 760-720-7890
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (9 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
300 Carlsbad Village Dr Ste 211, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2991
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Located on the 2nd floor of an attractive shopping complex, vinaka's cafe is a a nice place to enjoy morning coffee. There is a variety of indoor and outdoor seating and we elected to sit outside on the deck on a beautiful morning. The shop...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I hardly recognized the place! But the food, staff and coffee drinks still remind me why I continue to return. Vinaka means Thank You or Excellent in Fiji. So you can thank me for the excellent service and food when you stop in any morning,...More

Thank QECruiser
Reviewed 7 September 2017

So this is a good meet up place to people watch on the upper level of the carlsbad village plaza. What I do like is the quality of their creamy ice cream, their pastries, when fresh(cakes look great, never had) and their speciality coffees.

Thank gloriaas19492468
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I was a regular during study time for a big exam and they were always busy, friendly, and great service. Big fan of their coffee- as well as their menu options. Always lots of seating, and a great stop for passing through or for the...More

Thank apkercsak
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to check out the pastries. A nice apple pie caught my eye. I dreamt about it all night and had to return the next day to have a slice. I was not disappointed. The people there are also really nice.

Thank BoboTravlr
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit to the place. I order the hammerhead espresso. It was good and great coffee beans! The cappuccino that I had during my 1st visit was not good. Diluted coffee in my cappuccino.

Thank SuperMT
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Whenever we are in Carlsbad this is where we head to. My favorite is the lox and bagel plate. Clean, filling and very tasty food. The coffee is the best!! No bitter taste and the place is inviting and comfortable. If you are looking for...More

Thank michelleorvil
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I love the atmosphere of this place. It feels like a little cafe in a small town. Had lunch here last week. Turkey & avocado on sour dough. Outstanding! I also love their flavored coffee. I liked the free internet too.

Thank Sbruckie
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place is always packed, so just plan on getting your order and going somewhere else to enjoy it. It's a local favorite but handy for tourists, also, so it's always packed. The coffee is really really good and the food excellent and healthy! We...More

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a pretty neat little coffee place with cookies and rolls, etc. They have all kinds of coffee they can make for you, and differs from a Starbucks in atmosphere (not so "starbucky") and because it has chairs, couches and tables. Lots of young...More

Thank Douglas60933
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr Ste 211, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2991
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-7890
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