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The Farmer and The Cook

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339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023-2212
+1 805-640-9608
08:00 - 20:30
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good vegan food. Slow service, but it is kind of a "people's restaurant" for very casual dining...it is also a grocery store, so food ordering and food buying take place in the same line. It is quaint and comfortable.

Thank rick h
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

In my research on Ojai, this place kept getting mentioned and I was really looking forward to trying the Farmer and the Cook. But both my friend and I were disappointed. We ordered the vegetable tacos and corn tamale. The food seemed very fresh but was rather bland and lacked much flavor. In particular, the tamale was dense and mealy... More 

Thank Audrey K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Love it! My husband said if he could eat food like this all the time he become a vegan. Eclectic comfortable was able to sit with our dog out on the patio.

Thank Kari P
Oxnard, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Food was wonderful, music fantastic, and people unforgettable. We had a fire roasted pizza with all fresh organic ingredients , sangria was delicious and hearing music out on the patio on a warm summers night was a real treat.

Thank schultzbakcps
McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Dropped by for lunch and was pleased to see that it was fresh fruit and vegetables with a vegan option menu. i had the 'special'; a veggie burger and salad that was so good my mouth is wanting another one. Super casual atmosphere with inside and outside seating. They apparently have music and certainly have good vibes!

1 Thank xpernc
Ojai, California
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

There are a lot of restaurants that serve good food, and a lot that serve organic food, but few that serve good creative organic food, this being one of them. The produce is locally sourced (hence the restaurant's name -- see their website) and the Mexican oriented menu is varied enough for most palates. There is both inside and outdoor... More 

Thank Barry W
Oxnard, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch there this week !! The veggie tacos !! Perfect !! So good !! My grandson had the mango smoothie !!! Have some guests visiting from Back east that are Vegans and were so happy with their choices !

1 Thank PCYC869
Ojai, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you want fresh, healthy food, this is the place. Plenty of vegan options. The breakfast burrito is outstanding.

Thank Richard M
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Absolutely amazing smoothies and juices! Try the Figgy Stardust or Scarrot Cake! The prices are reasonable, the food is fresh and made with love. Another plus, the staff was very friendly and offered good recommendations. Oh, and there is a neat little shop inside as well. Can't wait to revisit!

Thank Jennifer T
Ojai, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you want a casual but healthy place to eat dinner with your family , a date or a friend this is the place. the food is great all vegetarian/ vegan food but my meat eaters friends enjoy dining here also. NIce organic salad bar with soup bar daily. I love the bean burger and salad and once a week... More 

Thank Paula O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023-2212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-9608
A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?