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Worker Bee Cafe

973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
+1 805-745-1828
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“potatoes” (13 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Carpinteria for three nights and returned to The Working Bee for second breakfast. Atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, the diner seems to be full of locals, which of course is a good sign. The owners and staff was very charming and communicative with...More

Thank Lars H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a friendly, cute retro diner with a great atmosphere but with much better than usual diner yumminess! Best thing was that it wasn't fake disneyland retro, but real retro. We sat at the counter feeling like we were back in the Fifties, but...More

Thank OrangeOrb
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Over from the UK on holiday I had a long list of eateries to try whilst road tripping California with my family. This was top of my list for Carpinteria and it didn't ddisappoint! A little table in the window, a lovely curious welcome by...More

Thank Kittykat103
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Aside from the bright yellow exterior, when you walk in, it doesn't look like much. Kind of old style dinerish. But it grows on you. One entire wall is a chalkboard with specials, wine or beer offerings and other notes. There's a local hang-out kind...More

Thank taxwriter
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great little restaurant in Carpinteria with a near-beach location. Nice menu selection but last visit was planned with a family group of 6 and they could not accommodate us. I called starting when they opened to get information on our group size since the building...More

Thank 5foot18
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Probably the friendliest service ever, and lots of great choices, including items made with fresh local fruit. We've only eaten breakfast there, and have always been happy with our experience. Ask the owner Rick about hot sauces, he loves to discuss his favorites. Try the...More

Thank FlyinPup
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Gruff service. Undercooked poached eggs. Refried, repurposed hash browns. Bits of food not from my plate on my toast. Need I say more??

Thank JEKWorld
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Our son-in-law once again suggested the Worker Bee for breakfast. We had friends from Colorado visiting and we wanted them to experience Carpinteria restaurants (which are ALL great), so we chose Worker Bee Cafe. The bacon was crisp (JUST the way I like it). The...More

Thank sdrnek22
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I took my family of 6 here for breakfast. We had a variety of food, all of which was very good. But my corned beef hash was remarkable. Best corned beef I've had. Owner was super nice and friendly to all of us. We'll go...More

Thank Troy N
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Mimosas are huge! Food is beyond (potato skin hash, cinnamon roll, jalapeño bacon)! Place is cute and always busy! Really great family always seems to be working. From MN and stop in a few times a year!

Thank brandisaalves
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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
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-745-1828
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