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Worker Bee Cafe

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
+1 805-745-1828
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (9 reviews)
“hash” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a trendy place, which is good. Just really good food, generous portions, good folks, and not over priced. My wife and I were in town just one night. We wanted a good breakfast and didn't want to go to someplace over hyped and over...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FasTxn
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Loved it. Great food. Pleasant staff. Family run diner. Turkey sandwich was awesome, made with their own brined and roasted turkey. French toast to die for!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dmfw
Reviewed 28 November 2018

we landed in the Worker Bee Cafe for breakfast and were not disappointed. Lots of items to choose from, nice personal service and a breakfast that stays with you!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Livingbarefoot
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lars H
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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??

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JEKWorld
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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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