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Walnut Avenue Cafe

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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
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08:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Los Altos, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located off the downtown pedestrian mall, this is a great local spot, but very popular. Food is excellent, service was excellent too. It doesn't look like a big place but they do a good job getting you your food, so the wait is not too long. You won't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Thank Peter S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The choices of dishes, the quality and preparation, and the service are great. Very importantly, the espresso drinks and coffee are wonderful. Be aware that weekend brunch is very crowded and weekday breakfast also. There is a counter which is often available and the service there is fast.

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Thank Lori243
Santa Cruz, California
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the breakfast place in downtown Santa Cruz. Nothing fancy or extraordinary (except the service). It's a great place to meet a friend to share a meal and a hot/cold beverage. The menu items never vary from one time to the next and they are open to substitutions which is a bonus. They can accommodate vegetarians/vegans with quite a... More 

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Thank Jilldeville
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The locals have known about this place for years. The WSC is a fun place to grab a hearty breakfast. Entering the restaurant will bring face to face with all walks of life that call Santa Cruz home. Young, old, Professionals, college kids, families, you name it. You may even find a few Santa Cruz Warriors basketball players carb loading... More 

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Thank Lance H
Saratoga, CA
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ON a random trip through santa cruz we looked up breakfast places to eat. One was the Harbor Cafe- which we heard was good but out of our way this time, and then Linda's seabreeze Cafe which was Vegan and we felt a tad "meaty" for breakfast, and the Walnut Ave Cafe which we chose. It is downtown so may... More 

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Thank Mithra
Nevada
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here a few years ago. Small, local restaurant, food was good, staff friendly, would recommend

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Thank Ann G
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this little cafe. Very busy and noisy but so picturesque. Had delicious eggs Benedict and coffee - highly recommend for delightful off the beaten track eatery!

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Thank Sherry C
vermont
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped in Santa Cruz for breakfast and found this restaurant by chance. The food was delicious and the service great also. The waffles, ahi Benedict and the eggs Mexican were all super. Visit this place, you won't be disappointed.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Don't want to damn this place with faint praise, we had a good and inexpensive lunch with good service, close to closing time with no complaints, very good on that front but don't quite get how this rates as highly as it does, everything was good but nothing outstanding. Good value for money for sure, straightforward and safe but no... More 

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Tahoe Vista
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The restaurant is in the middle of town. There are small booths, a counter, and tables that can be put together for larger groups. The food is simply excellent. Omelets and benedicts are beautiful. Service was fast and friendly, though when we were there is was not at all crowded. Would not hesitate to return or recommend to friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2307

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