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4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1936
+1 805-684-4300
08:00 - 17:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mom and I stopped for lunch: soup and 1/2 sandwich. Delicious, fast and healthy. They have gluten free and sourdough breads. Don't forget to try the cupcakes: mini or regular, high-low sugar or gluten free!

Thank shell87124
Cancun, Mexico
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

On a long drive, thought we'd break up the trip with a nice breakfast and good coffee. This cute restaurant with its lovely patio was a great find. Never heard of intelligentsia coffee before, and my husband is a real coffee snob, but were wonderfully surprised with the taste of our lattes. So many great choices on the menu... We... More 

Thank Nancy C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The pastries are delicious, the coffee is very good and the help is very polite and helpful. My friend had eggs and toast, and it was very good. What was really nice, is that we were able to sit outside, and visit for a few hours, without feeling hurried. She bought a dozen of their beautiful (and delicious) cupcakes to... More 

1 Thank Erin Q
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Lunch is very good. The arugula chicken salad is light and tasty and the serving size is ample. The cupcakes are great to take home especially for birthdays...take a few different flavors and share bites. It is a 'stand in line' and order and not table service so I recommend going after the lunch rush....about 1pm.

Thank Molli S
Carpinteria, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Best cupcakes I have ever had. My favorite is the Peanut Butter Cupcake, but everytime I say that I try a new kind it it vies for my new favorite. The cheese & bacon croissant is tasty too. The cute patio out back allows dogs.

Thank foodieskinny
Carpinteria, California
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

On Carpinteria Ave, parking in the rear. Not open for dinner. Extensive fresh and creative menu - save room for large or mini cupcakes.

Thank Patti E
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went of breakfast because we like Intelligentsia coffee, not realizing that breakfast options were not limited to only pastries. I had eggs with fresh veggies and quinoa, it was well seasoned and tasty. My husband got a breakfast panini, my son had pancakes and his friend had a PBJ. We couldn't resist a fresh baked cinnamon roll, not too... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Lunenburg, Canada
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168 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Crushcakes is one of my daughter's favourite stops on the way to wine country, so we had breakfast on our way. The huevos ranchero were plate-filling and lip-smacking. My wife had the granola fruit plate. He restaurant is small. You order and pay at the cash and they deliver to your table. Lots of desserts.

Thank Compuvideo
Ventura, CA
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257 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Pretty good if not pricey cupcakes. Lots of options. Red velvet was excellent. By far not the best I have ever eaten but good never the less. This is dog friendly so count on a hairy, friendly buddy while you eat. Coffee was decent. Wer looked through the menu for lunch but looking around did not see anything that excited... More 

Thank CWS55
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Went there and decided to try their cupcakes. They were wonderful! Just enough frosting and they were nice and moist. All four of my family members had a different flavor and we were all in agreement - Yummy! At the last minute, we decided to grab lunch for the road so we each had a sandwich. Flavors of their items... More 

Thank CrissyJoL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4945 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1936
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-4300

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