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Esau's Coffee Shop

507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
+1 805-684-1070
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“pancakes” (18 reviews)
“omelet” (10 reviews)
“chile relleno” (6 reviews)
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507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I went here on my birthday and when I told the server she said "well Happy Birthday" it was the end of the business day for them and it came out trite. I was looking forward to a great lunch and we felt rushed and...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Diane G
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I could not resist "The Redneck", homemade cornbread, sausage, eggs, gravy and grits. There were other specialties on the end that looked equally tempting but you could also just order the standard breakfast. Diner style with large booths, it was not what we expected from...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I used to go to Esau's in Santa Barbara back during my college days (decades ago!) and loved it then for its big flavorful breakfasts and fun food servers. It had big flavors and attitude. I have eaten at the Carpenteria location twice and found...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank MaryLtravels
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I went with my wife and son in law. The wait time was short, the food was delicious and in large portions. The server did a great job too. I will go again. U

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank 360dennisn
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I had the BEST chile relleno omelette here! We sat outside on the patio it was nice clean. They also offer vegetarian/vegan options someone in our party ordered tofu tacos and they looked BOMB! Totally recommend this place :)

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank janetdarlenexo
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Esau's is a place that will rank 3, 4 or 5 stars for most visitors ... the variation may come more from whether you like the cozy, parochial feel -- it's a café (family run I believe) near the ocean and has a very laid...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Mzkin1
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Just exactly the type of local spot you hope to find visiting the area. No less than 5 people took care of our table every time they walked by. Weekends, like all great breakfast spots, are best to get there before 9am. Otherwise, expect to...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Swietlana C
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Found this after we turned off Route 1, oh and so glad we did. Menu fabulous, all ordered breakfast/brunch and was not disappointed. My pancakes with walnuts and apple, wonderful, my friend had the pancakes and blueberries and also agrees excellent. This is well worth...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank MavisB801
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The food was wonderful, fresh and plentiful. Loved the location just down the street from the sandy beach area of Carpinteria. The chef came over to speak with us and staff was friendly. VERY CASUAL.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank bmonson
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is an old school type diner, and you would expect it to still have jukebox controls at each table. The food is okay, with a surfer type of flair, e.g. MocoLoco, burgers and the sort.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank James M
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Restaurant Details

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