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Top cafe recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“One of my favorite spots! Eat at the restaurant and then walk up the beach to Point Dume. You will feel like you are in Hawaii! ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Café
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“This place is really a gem! Wonderful food while you watch the surfers from the end of the pier.! ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Café
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“If you’re in the neighborhood this place is really fun and makes for great travel photos”
  • 46 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“This is a great place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine, or coffee. It's a little slice of Tuscany. They have live folksy music most weekends, and sometimes more lively bands on weekend evenings. Special events like Octoberfest and wine tasting are often advertised. Big screen sports tvs and outdoor pizza kitchen. Cool and hip for all ages and families, too! For a slightly more upscale experience, try the Italian restaurant on site. Great food, ambiance, service and views of the golf course and manmade lake. For those that enjoy a young night scene Bogarts is a night club that attracts a wide variety of locals.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Very popular Meiners Oaks eatery. Pizza, Pasta and sandwiches at very reasonable prices. Outside patio. I like it but in all honesty the pasta is one step up from Chef Boyardinis but cheap!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Great Cuban/Mexican fusion... so good! We love this place!! Sit on the patio after the beach... or at sunset.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Café
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“The atmosphere is 100% Ojai, coffee is great, baristas are super nice, food is mostly gluten-free and it's connected to a lovely knitting shop called Cattywampus.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“If you want to grab a coffee and a pastry in the morning while sitting outside Noso Vita is your spot”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Coffee Connection is a great source for organic coffee, tea, pastries and local color.”
  • 17 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Wonderful food, great coffee, excellent staff, cool vibe and celebrity sightings.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“GREAT COFFEE, TREATS & GIFTS of all kinds... A local favorite and an americano to die for. Unique drinks, lavender lemonade and a great place to pick up a souvineer to remember your stay in Ventura. I love to go her on Saturdays before the farmers market! It is also my go to place for cards and gifts.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Jenna’s Bonnie Lu’s cafe is an Ojai institution. When it’s tourist season there is always a huge crowd waiting. Breakfasts are big and hearty. Retro 50s type atmosphere. Jenna is an amazingly warm hostess who loves her customers. The food and breakfasts are good but a little high priced.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Very good food. Mostly open for breakfast and lunch, solid comfort food, sandwiches, burgers etc. Hearty breakfasts at a good price point. Can get really busy especially at lunch time.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“Best organic shop in town.... Brazilian Bowls!!! Smoothies Call ahead or order online long wait time”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“2 short blocks from the Hollywood Beach Retreat. Generous portions and full bar. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Great, gourmet coffee, delicious, casual, light fare, entertainment most evenings.”
  • 6 locals recommend