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Worker Bee Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
+1 805-745-1828
07:30 - 14:00
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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great breakfast with large portions. The service was excellent and the coffee was always full. We will be back again when we are in the area.

Thank AlanM44
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for breakfast, ended up trying the Worker Burger it was amazing!! My husband had the grilled chicken club which was also amazing, great, friendly service! If we're in the area again, definitely a place we're coming back to!!

Thank andrea m
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast or lunch can be enjoyed there in this cozy restaurant. Service is attentive and friendly by the pleasant ladies. We like especially the omelets and oatmeal to start the day. Others rave about the pork belly sandwich. In case they are too full one can walk down Linden to Essaus which also has similar wholesome food.

Thank ResponsibleTraveler
Bakersfield, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

After eating breakfast at Esau's three times in six days, we decided to shake things up and try the Worker Bee. We were promptly greeted and seated with our orders being taken shortly thereafter. But it was a good 35-40 minutes until we got our food. Way too long for a breakfast joint to make you wait for simple food.... More 

Thank Outgunned3-1
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast for 4. One blueberry milk shake, two breakfast burritos and corn beef potatoes with eggs. Selected the jalapeño bacon and added avocado for the burritos. All good. The coffee was good and the waitress was there each time to refill. It was a hot day. 80 plus. The place does not have air conditioning and it was getting uncomfortable... More 

Thank Rudyer
Odenton, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best place for breakfast. The owners are transplanted New Yorkers and not only is the food the best but the suggestions they give you is terrific as well. They only do breakfast and I guess brunch but it is the best I have had Ina long time.

Thank nygalt
Carpinteria, California
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Home made specialities - great coffee. Casual and friendly - right on Linden and short walk to the beach.

Thank Patti E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here - couldn't have been happier with the food. The owner of this sweet spot is a gem. He's passionate about the food, and treating each customer with care. We highly recommend the Worker Bee Cafe and encourage all who visit the area to visit!

Thank AliceThea
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

On a beautiful Sunday morning in Carpenteria we had breakfast at the Worker Bee. French toast with spicy bacon was a great way to start our day.Our waitress Marie was awesome too!

Thank Oroville S
Manhattan Beach, California
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Our son-in-law suggested we have lunch there before leaving for home. We found the food to be very good. The menu offered many choices with a variety. The service was prompt and VERY pleasant. TRY EATING THERE!

Thank sdrnek46

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?