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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“omelet” (9 reviews)
“chile relleno” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
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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

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

Thank Lesa M
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

Thank Mavis B
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.

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.

Thank James M
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Esau's Coffee Shop is avery welcoming and friendly place. Our 3 young kids were made to feel very welcome with colouring in on arrival. The salads were huge and fresh, the kids options pretty good, and it all came quickly and with very friendly service.

Thank Elly M
Reviewed 19 March 2016

we just drove by looking for breakfast. great food, and lots of it. this must be where the locals eat.

Thank hugh b
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This Coffee Shop is a locals place,good for breakfast or lunch. It sits behind a bicycle shop and is located on Carpinteria Avenue.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Esau's is an unpretentious, hole-in-the-wall diner a couple of blocks from the beach. It has booths, a counter with stools, and a narrow outdoor dining area with a few tables and a nice ocean mural painted on one wall. Inside, the walls offer great surfing...More

Thank janb546
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Super lunch...a huge selection of goodies and a pleasant outdoor patio...wonderful service too. Thank goodness we weren't there for breakfast though...they have so many tasty selections, i'd still be trying to make up my mind. A real gem...reasonably prices. Great fajita fish tacos...and with a...More

Thank Jack C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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