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Caje
[closed, no longer in business]

1007 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria
Phone: no phone


Reviews by the General Public

Still the best coffee in Carp by far
Reviewer: Minnie from Santa Barbara, CA
What people griping about the price increase have failed to mention here is that they now have a loyalty card that gives you 10% back on every purchase. My husband and I get smoothies all the time as well as regular coffee and it adds up fast. In all fairness, they added the card around the same time the coffee prices went up. I also noticed that prices went up recently at some other local coffee places, so maybe it's an industry hike that hasn't affected the big guys like Starbucks and Coffee Bean as much? Anyway, the service here is outstanding and the smoothies are really, really good. The coffee is great too and I'm happy to pay more for a local business.


Excellent
Reviewer: Suzy from San Francisco , CA
Stopped by this coffee shop on our way out of town. What a find! The best cafe mocha I have ever had! Can't wait to visit again, not only for the friendly people, but looking forward to another great coffee! Bravo to a great business in Carpintera


Caje is the best!
Reviewer: Cici from Santa Barbara, CA
I love this place! It has only gotten better and in my personal opinion I havn't noticed any price changes but if you add up the quality of the coffee,(it's one of the only places in So Cal where the workers actually make great shots!) plus the positive impact on the planet with choosing organic coffee then I believe it's worth it. Enough of these burnt tasting overly acidic excuse for coffee from Starbucks and don't even get me started on Coffee bean. It's refreshing that we have a great spot that isn't a chain! Yay caje! You're awesome!


What happened to our local coffee shop?
Reviewer: Robert Plude from Carpinteria, CA
I discovered Caje a little over a year ago when a nice young man offered me a free coffee, he had seen the Starbucks Coffee Cup in my hand and said he had a better cup of Joe. He was right, we were in heaven. every drink we tried was top notch. The service was friendly, environment inviting, however: starting a couple of months ago we noticed a change. The coffee was no longer customer accessible, they blamed the Health Department. Not a big deal but the servers were obviously just as annoyed with the changes. This was the start of us cutting back our visits. Today I went to discover the cups have gotten smaller, the refills have gone up to $.75. I'm a struggling small business person myself, and go out of my way to support local commerce, but what gives? Are they rearranging the deck chairs on a sinking ship? If so, just close and save our memories of the good coffee and smiling faces.


CAJE PRICES JUST WENT UP 25% ON LATTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: WILLIAM BARTY from CARPINTERIA, CA
AT A TIME WENT EVERYONE IS THINKING ABOUT SAVING MONEY, CAJE HAVE INCREASED THEIR PRICES. I NORMALLY GET A LATTE FOR $3.75 AND THE EXACT SAME DRINK COSTS $5.00 NOW. STARBUCKS: $3.75 COFFEE BEAN: $3.75 PEETS: $3.75 CAJE: $5.00 THE QUALITY AND ATTENTIVE SERVICE IS 5 STARS, BUT THIS WAS A BAD BUSINESS MISTAKE ON THE PART OF MANAGEMENT AND I WILL NOT GO BACK.


WE LOVE CAJE!
Reviewer: BR from Santa Barbara, CA
We live in Santa Barbara and have stopped by Caje many times on our way out of town (super early in the a.m.). The coffee is consistently great and the owner as hospitable as can be. The other day I was in Carp. with a friend and stopped by for a "to go" drink. We wanted something refreshing and as I talked to the barista and concocted my own beverage, she was sooo accomidating! I tasted it and asked for a slight change and was pleased to be happily obliged. GREAT JOB on consistent service and yummy beverages Caje!


My Favorite Coffee Shop
Reviewer: James from Santa Barbara, CA
The coffee and smoothies are just great!


Smooth Operators
Reviewer: Helen from Ireland
I lived in Carpinteria for almost a year and this was my favourite smoothie place. The strawberry lemon smoothies were an addiction. And, the Mochas were always amazing too. The guys who worked there were always friendly and lovely. All I can say is I wish Caje was in Ireland.


Excellent espresso
Reviewer: Susannah from Carpinteria, CA
We just moved to Carp from Seattle, where I spent much of my time in coffee shops. The espresso drinks here rival anything I had up north--including even those made at Espresso Vivace (on Capitol Hill). The 'Caje Latte', in particular, is delicious. Ryan, the owner, is amazingly skilled at pouring drinks (not only rosettes, but now pictures of dragons?!), and he has trained his baristas well. I go there nearly every day and consistently am served excellent drinks.


delicious organic coffee
Reviewer: elaine from carp. ca
I love the coffee, the wheatgrass, the oj, and the smoothies. Quick and friendly sevice!


the best soy latte i've ever had!
Reviewer: jessica from carpinteria, ca
please make an effort to support this great local coffee and smoothie spot! i have never been disappointed with anything i've ordered. their ice blended coffee drinks blow the competition away!


Cake
Reviewer: Noah from Carpas
With a starbucks right accross the street, it's quite easy to get distracted away from this hidden nook of a coffee shop. But don't be fooled, Caje makes starbucks look inferior. Their coffee is always tasty and fresh, the smoothies are like a fresh fruit bath and the people that work here are beautiful. AND THEY HAVE WHEATGRASS!!! Support Caje, the true underdog.


Best ever!!
Reviewer: kevin from Santa Barbara
The smoothies are way better than blenders and the coffee is better than any starbucks. This place is my favorite. You should check it out!


Top-Notch Coffee
Reviewer: Eriq from Los Angeles
I'm a coffee junkie and this is my favorite place to stop when I'm in Carpinteria. They always brew up a good cup of joe. And the guy behind the counter knows his stuff. The only time I wasn't completely happy was when I was given a drink made from a pre-made mix that they'd frozen and put in the fridge for safe keeping. I don't know why I said "yes, the frozen one is fine" because it didn't taste fresh and if i thought about it I would've probably guessed it wouldn't. Oh well. You live, you learn.


Place to be
Reviewer: Tod from Santa Barbara
Caje is a affordable shop with a great atmosphere. theres always time to stop by for a hot cup of joe or a cold drink.


excelllleeennnt
Reviewer: Haley McDuff from santa barbara, CA
exceeelllleeennnt thank you laura. I AGREE! we are like birds of a feather...we fly in ANY weather. seriously though. good smoothies.


excellent
Reviewer: Lana from Carpinteria, Ca
The staff at Caje actually know about the necessary ingrediants to make a drink taste "right." For example, I noticed that the Soy Vanilla Latte always tastes best from Caje, and when I mentioned that from other places it tastes "burnt" the Caje employee explained that soy milk should not be steamed as high as cows milk and that accounts for the taste. Well, I mentioned that to Lazy Acres yesterday and they treated me as though I am crazy. The smoothies at Caje are also DELICIOUS. Treat yourself to Caje often!


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