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Vagabond Coffee Shop

760 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
+1 805-643-1390
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Cafe
760 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I were staying next door at the Best western - the free breakfast didn't appeal to us so we walked next door to the Vagabond Coffee Shop. Entering the restaurant, we felt like we had stepped back in time to a 1960's...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The Vagabond is an institution in Ventura serving up great home cooked style meals for over 50 years. I love the chicken fried steak -- its the best! Jolene is from Texas and she knows how it should be with the star on top of...More

1  Thank GwendolynAP
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Nice old-style American coffee shop. Did not change in 50 years... Gracious portions. nice waiters. Not for yuppies...

1  Thank pierre147
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Grabbing dinner after checking in to motel. Since it was on the premises of where we were staying the night we decided to just have dinner there. Figured that there would be something for the picky grandson and us as well. Good variety of typical...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the things I love about towns in the USA, a diner celebrating 51 years in business and doubtless nothing really has changed in the service ethos of this place. Very simply, great food, great service and although a little more expensive...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Want Broasted Chicken, like they had in the 60's? It's what I went for on my last trim to Vagabond Coffee Shop. Truffle French Fries?? No way! You won't find that kind of thing here. Mashed potatoes or baked. The dinners include soup or salad,...More

1  Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I recently had lunch at the Vagabond Coffee Shop. It was like stepping into a time machine back to the 50's. I was reminded of the years I ate at Woolworths at the counter when my grandmother worked there. The food was good old school...More

Thank martinatunafish
Reviewed 28 April 2017

If you stay at the Vagabond Inn, you will have another treat. Eat at the Vagabond restaurant next door. Good food. No having to drive around town. Close to the beach and all of the shop. Why go anywhere else when its that close.

Thank William B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were staying at the Best Western Plus Inn which is right next door which makes this coffee shop very convenient. The food is good and they have daily specials. The staff is very friendly and will recommend if your not sure. Pretty sure that...More

Thank GaryVanNuysCA
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This coffee shop if 50 years old - it's old fashioned with really good food, reasonable prices, and a nice wait staff. Menu is broad - I really enjoyed the breakfast. It's not fancy but it's good. So I gave it 5 circles!

Thank Marklaw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-1390
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