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Worker Bee Cafe

973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
+1 805-745-1828
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
973 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2044
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just managed to get inside, be warmly welcomed and seated before the 2.00pm closed sign went up. We counted ourselves lucky as the friendly staff served up a tasty lunch of two grilled chicken sandwiches exactly as ordered.

Thank Geoff & Barbara
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is my favorite breakfast spot in Carpinteria. Everything we had was super tasty. The decor is really cute. The service is great. Coffee is good. If I lived there, I would be a regular!

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A terrific place, kid friendly, amazing food, gluten-free stuff, and awesome beers! Try the hash, it's a must have.

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Went for both breakfast and lunch on separate days during the 2 weeks I was in Carp. Both times it was a weekday, both times we had excellent service. Nice vibe while you enjoy your meal, good for conversation with friends. Really enjoyed their patty...More

Thank Maribeth14
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This was our third time here. We live about an hour north of Carpenteria and have always enjoyed stopping for breakfast on our way south to LA. This was a disappointing return trip for us. The former Worker Bee was always charming and the food...More

Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Small but mighty. Counter, booth, small tables, and outdoor seating. During peak breakfast hours, there is a small wait, with no real waiting area other than outside. The food is good, with plenty of offerings for vegetarian and non-vegetarian to choose from. Be sure to...More

Thank Cindy O
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The Worker Bee Cafe was recommended by a friend who stops there for a break on trips down the coast. It is easy to find and a great value. Think classic breakfast made with attention to detail and large portions. We ordered the Omelet with...More

Thank Liz102676
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Best tuna melt made exactly how I like it, with chopped up dill pickle. Organic greens for salad and they don't charge extra if you want salad for your side. They also have the best, meatiest bacon. I love their BLT's! The owner, Rick is...More

Thank gayle S
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Sweet little breakfast diner, without the grease. The menu has lots of traditional items with some fresh twists- gluten free options, kombucha, vegetarian and micro-brews on tap. I had the grits, something this old southern gent sees too rarely on menus - especially in So...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We stopped in this little breakfast place on a drive upstate with no idea of what to expect, figuring that, at least, we could get some farm fresh eggs, which they heavily promote. We were very pleasantly surprised with a wonderful little spot operated by...More

Thank 145russell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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