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Vinaka Cafe

  • Ranked #2 for cafés in Carlsbad
  • Taufiq H.
    "free refills and sit outside"(2 Tips)
    Alan D.
    "Snowcap FTW! Best blended coffee around."(8 Tips)
    Benjamin J.
    "Try the Hot Caramel Sundae Apple Strudel Ice Cream"(7 Tips)
    Kim M.
    "Try the egg, turkey, cheddar sandwich on a jalepenos cheese bagel."(3 Tips)
25 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • free refills
  • ice cream
  • apple strudel
  • chai
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  • Taufiq H.
    Taufiq HabibAugust 24, 2013
    Grab a mug - free refills and sit outside enjoy the nice square soy milk just ask. Day old scones for 1$ at bar. Power strips avail for laptops
  • Clara M.
    Clara McDSeptember 29, 2016
    I like their ice cream and it is a great casual place to come work with n your computer or hang out.
  • Savannah T.
    Savannah TaiMarch 25, 2012
    They have the best ice cream. Used to always come here early mornings with my mom, and get hot chocolate and just people watch. Miss those days.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DemateisJune 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you get a ice coffee "for here", you can get a free refill!!! Vanakas is awesome! "ThankYouVanaka" another tip for wifi access.
  • Dorrine
    DorrineJanuary 23, 2011
    NCT Readers' Choice 2010 winner Vinaka offers a $1 cup of coffee that has been the same price since the shop opened more than 15 years ago. Vinaka also has a menu of sandwiches, including the popular Read more
  • Sal
    SalMarch 13, 2016
    One of those cafe places where you can expend hours just enjoying coffee.
  • Nick T.
    Nick TOctober 4, 2015
    Blended iced vanilla: So good. Everything about this place is the of SoCal.
  • Erica S.
    Erica Schmidt RothMay 26, 2012
    Order a Tuna Cup or have it in a sandwich. Either way is FANTASTIC
  • Humberto G.
    Humberto GarciaJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ice cream is awesome here. One of the best I've had.
  • Benjamin J.
    Benjamin JuangNovember 30, 2013
    Try the Hot Caramel Sundae Apple Strudel Ice Cream
  • Kim M.
    Kim MarquisApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the egg, turkey, cheddar sandwich on a jalepenos cheese bagel. Best thing ever
  • suzy q.
    suzy qMarch 2, 2012
    I can't believe they carry Niederfrank's ice cream here! Made the old fashioned way since 1948 :)
  • Eric D.
    Eric DoltonAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Paul to make his locally famous banana split sundae!
  • Christine G.
    Christine GustafsonMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    blended drinks are smooth and creamy.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaApril 21, 2014
    Cappuccino float! 👌
  • Christine G.
    Christine GustafsonMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Christine G.
    Christine GustafsonMarch 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Blend vanilla is yummy
  • Randi
    RandiJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The cafe mocha tastes like coffee and hot cocoa combined mmm
  • Jase
    JaseOctober 11, 2011
    1 free coffee refill. Win! Read more
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AgootAugust 11, 2013
    Good breakaway from a Starbucks.
  • Alan D.
    Alan DalzielFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Snowcap FTW! Best blended coffee around.
  • Mira Z.
    Mira ZuraykSeptember 4, 2011
    Great chai tea latte!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HusongJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    play scrabble
  • Joanna K.
    Joanna KinsmanOctober 19, 2010
    chocolate chip cookies all day long
  • Kendra L.
    Kendra LoseeJanuary 16, 2012
    Rice milk!
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