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Cafe Brasil

££ - £££Cafe, , Vegan Options
1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
+1 831-429-1855
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“banana pancakes” (13 reviews)
“acai bowl” (26 reviews)
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Cafe, Brazilian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Santa Cruz for 20 Years, and this place has always been consistent and super tasty...Great Brazilian dishes and classic American for the boring folk.....Love this place!

Thank Jasonm676
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Traditionally a very popular weekend breakfast spot. Great healthy food, good people watching and definitely you will likely experience a long wait, so just get a cup 'joe and hang out.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Glad we finally got here. It's been too busy the last few times we tried. Great food, variety and service. Small venue, so tends to be pretty busy and parking can be difficult, but we'll defintely be back.

Thank Lisaact1
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I visit every time I am in town. The orfeu negro is my favorite, but everything is good. Get an acai bowl as well.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this meal very much. It takes a while to get in, but it's worth the wait. I got a great stew and pineapple juice, my husband got a steak sandwich and a mimosa. Fun environment, wonderful food and drinks

Thank maddyl87
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and priced right. My GF is from Brazil and was able to speak Portuguese with a staff member.

Thank Woggman
Reviewed 29 May 2017

They serve delicious filling foods that you crave, coupled with delicious healthy smoothies (must try). Went for Mother's Day. There was a long line of crowd waiting outside. And yet we waited less than the predicted 20 minutes. SO don't worry if there is 2-4...More

Thank julidezw
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Cafe Brazil is a Santa Cruz staple. As a result, it generates long lines. To skip the wait times, try eating here on a weekday. The other option is phoning in your order. If you decide to brave the lines, be prepared for some awesome...More

Thank Ladyg1rl
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food we had was good but a little over-priced for what you got. The atmosphere is very casual, old, kind-of not up-to-date. Decent enough place though. Good to try once.

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Cafe Brazil was recommended to us by 'locals'. Although parking was a bit challenging and we had to wait briefly for a table, the wonderful meal was worth any inconvenience. The guava shake was especially good. The servers were attentive and kind. This cafe's ambiance...More

Thank H2OAlgae
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4 March 2017|
Response from Nicole N | Reviewed this property |
no reservations required. Just first come first serve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:45
08:00 - 14:45
08:00 - 14:45
08:00 - 14:45
08:00 - 14:45
08:00 - 14:45
08:00 - 14:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-1855
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