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Esau's Coffee Shop


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner

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Served w/ two eggs any style & w/ below side selections
All basic, scrambles & omelets (unless otherwise noted) are served w/ your choice of home fries, hash browns grits, rice or beans
Two Eggs & Sides
Ground Turkey Patty
Louisiana Hot Links
Italian Turkey Sausage
Sausage Links
Garden Vegie Patty
Served w/ side selections
Meat & Cheese
Choice of diced ham, bacon, or sausage & cheddar
Bacon, jack, tomatoes, onions, avocado & sour cream
Diced ham, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions
Spinach,​ broccoli, zucchini bean sprouts, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms & tomatoes
All above veggies plus jack cheese, & avocado topped w/ homemade ranchero sauce (salsa roja)
Ham, sausage & bacon, mushrooms, onions, cheddar cheese & topped w/ sour cream
Seafood Shrimp & Whitefish
Tomatoes, onions, w/ homemade hollandaise sauce
Chorizo, ortega chilies, tomatoes &jack cheese
Greek Italian
Sausage, spinach, tomatoes, onions feta cheese & avocado
Served w/ side selections
Arti's Greek
Spinach, grilled onions, feta, mushroom
Joe's Ground Beef
Tomato,​ spinach, swiss, onion & sour cream
Meat & Cheese
Choice of diced ham, bacon, sausage, salami or mexican chorizo & cheddar
Spinach, broccoli,, bean sprouts, bell peppers mushrooms, grilled onions, tomatoes & zucchini
New Orleans
Diced louisiana hot links, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, mozzarella
Lox& Scrambled
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, green onions
Gnarly Scramble
Diced ham, sausage &bacon plus cheddar, onions & mushrooms
Jalapeno Scramble
Grilled fresh jalapenos, cilantro, feta, tomatoes, beans & home fries w/ corn or flour tortillas
Bacon, sausage, grilled chicken, swiss, cheddar, avocado & sour cream, sliced tomatoes on side, no toast or potato
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews pancakes omelet chile relleno patty melt home fries corn beef hash breakfast burrito sandwich several times a month coffee refills for lunch today variety of choices huge menu the wait staff old school breakfast place generous portions
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast and comfort food choices abound. Patty melt was really good and large enough to be shared. Staff is genuine.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MominOC
Reviewed 12 November 2018

have eaten here many many times, and always enjoyed it. Today, one of us got practically burned hash browns, and the other got almost undercooked hashed browns. My pancakes were tough, so much so, that i only managed to choke one down. 3 meals came...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 327amk
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Really impressed with my BLAT. Since this town is known for avocados it was a great compliment to a big fat Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich and side Caesar. We sat on a small patio beside the restaurant and watched some pretty impressive looking plates...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dirtman6012
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Super excited about finding The new stop for food along our PCH route. My Dad and I are here, and the food is absolutely amazing. Service was top-notch, and makes definitely enjoyed the Chile Relleno omelet and locally baked sourdough bread. Definitely deserves a stop...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NunyoBiznich
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Sadly, each visit to this once proud diner gets worse and worse. However, in Carp there are few choices for breakfast so we have continued the decades long family tradition of eating here when in town. The food is average and inconsistent from day to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Outgunned3to1
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have made Esau’s our Carpinteria breakfast place. The staff is friendly and the food is great. A perfect way to start a laid back beach day!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Inspiration827482
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This must be THE place for breakfast in town judging from the line waiting to get in. And it didn't disappoint. Friendly wait staff, quick service, good cup of joe, and good sized servings for the money. Looking forward to coming back.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LGA026
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Esau’s is a warm and friendly family and friends dining experience. The restaurant has a surfing theme and silent surfer videos play continuously on two TV screens. The restaurant has comfortable inside booths and outside patio dining. As locals, we eat breakfast here several times...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jill S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Too bad Esau’s is on the other side of the the globe from home !! Loved absolutely everything aabout Esau’s restaurant. The orange Naugahyde booths, Formica counter tops,super efficient college girl waitresses, cool beachy neighborhood vibe and of course the wonderful varied copious breakfast menu....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank enzobonneau
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This friendly cafe deserves all the glowing reviews. Our breakfast was delicious, with plenty of first-rate coffee. Someone in our group insisted on having one of the famous warm frosted cinnamon buns as a dessert after a huge pile of eggs & hash. It was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Claudia R
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