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469 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818
08:00 - 14:00
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Ojai, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Knead does an excellent job with its ingredients and offerings. My only complaint is it's a bit expensive for regular visits.

Thank TravelinFuel_3
Folsom, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

My friend and I stopped at Knead to enjoy a breakfast. It was smaller and much more casual than I expected. Since the review were so good we decided to give it a try. It was okay. We actually ate at a different breakfast place the second day we were in ojai.

Thank CorineAmato
Los Angeles
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Oh man, this place was amazing. The aroma of baking bread was wafting out onto the patio and sidewalk, it's the kind of place you walk by and your mouth waters. The smell might even float you in like in the old cartoons. We had salads with home made crackers which were incredible, (I know, it's just a cracker, right?)... More 

Thank flymonkey
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

I was expecting an array of pastries. Not much of an assortment, I thought. However the almond croissants & cupcakes were very delicious. The croissant was a little too flaky for my taste, but still flavorful. The lemon cupcake was absolutely fantastic. A must do if you like lemon!

Thank Pultega4
Ojai, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

I had the best bagel with fresh picked tomatoes for breakfast! The coffee was outstanding and the value incredible.

Thank Richard M
Los Angeles, California
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

I'm glad I had read about this place before visiting because I don't know that we would have found it otherwise since it is a little past the main hub of stores and restaurants. We had the 2 sandwich specials and bought some pastries and cookies to take home. I had a grilled vegetable sandwich with egg and my daughter... More 

Thank Happy California Traveller
Palmdale, California
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170 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

You will find some of the best baked goods you have ever tasted here. It might be a little pricer than your supermarket but you will taste the difference. We had a dill and cheese scone and a fruit tart both were delicious. We actually arrived after closing time but they were more than happy to serve us and Rachel... More 

Thank thumperparis
Corona del Mar, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Terrific breakfast sandwiches on great pastry. Family operated. Someof the bakery goods were to die for.

Thank John621M
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013 via mobile

Knead is an artisan bakery with a nice patio area for dining. We had scones, breakfast breads, and two kinds of tarts, they were all delicious. The staff was so helpful and boxed and wrapped some treat for our travels. Lovely place, lovely people!

Thank Flowbleu
Los Angeles
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

I liked everything here which is dangerous for the waisline (everything in moderation); which again will be hard to acomplish here since everything is so fresh, organic and tasty, this was also one of the other places that we visited as part of the Eating Ojai Tastin Tour and again it didn't dissapoint us; we tried the carrot/orange tarte which... More 

Thank Alma R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 469 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2818
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai

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