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Red Apple Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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783 Rio Del Mar Blvd Ste 15, Aptos, CA 95003-4700
+1 831-685-1224
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Danville, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We tried this place for first time on our trip.....I have to say, we went back 5 different time! Always busy...always delicious!

Thank Clutzylou
Turlock, California
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Breakfast menu has lots of options, specialty coffee is delicious, it is busy, always a good sign, if the locals are willing to wait! Offers outside dining. Service is great, food is delicious!

Thank Carol V
Santa Cruz, California
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184 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We come here frequently, but I particularly like their breakfast. They have very friendly servers who are always give great service. It's family owned, so it has a nice feeling to the cafe. There's outside seating as well as a side room if you have a little group. They have a nice menu for lunch and they close mid day.... More 

Thank timteresa0
Santa Cruz, CA
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Wanting a pleasant family atmosphere, this Aptos-classic restaurant didn't disappoint. The food is not fast, ready-made stuff, but made to order and plentiful in taste & quantity. We dined outside under the gazebo with our dog by our side. They brought water for all, including our dog.

Thank ClassicTechr
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Payed a visit here with family for lunch and it was brilliant ! Great menu with a large variety of food to choose from. The waitress was very enthusiastic and polite and the food came quickly and was super tasty!!! Worth a visit!

Thank Amsx8
Aptos, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I can only speak to the breakfast menu here, as that is the only meal we get at this indoor/outdoor restaurant in Aptos. We were just here yesterday and breakfast, as always, was absolutely delicious. Everything we have ever ordered here has been very good and they've always catered to our specific requests (bacon extra crispy, eggs cooked perfectly over... More 

Thank EileenM17
Aptos, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had heard great things about the breakfast here. Giving it a try, we arrived early and were warmly greeted, seated, and the coffee came quickly. We place our orders and waited in anticipation. The food came and we dove in. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre. It seemed as though the potatoes had been under a warmer or heat lamp,... More 

Thank don g
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Though you might have to wait a while to be seated if it's a weekend or holiday it's definitely worth the wait. Red Apple is an Aptos treasure and a locals favorite, as are its owners Gracia (who you'll see daily running around seating people, clearing tables, and always being the most welcoming and gracious of hosts) and Dan (who... More 

Thank macmo2014
Saint Simons Island, Georgia, Usa
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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I love breakfast, subsequently I loved this place! I give great marks for diversity of breakfast items, very special atmosphere, superb service and value for dollar spent. It's location offers both indoor and outdoor seating and parking that would accommodate a small army! This is a very solid place that will not disappoint.

Thank 809kevinw
Fresno, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Our Patty Melt, soup and salad were delicious. Outdoor seating casual and pleasant. You can enjoy the seating under the old ranch barn frame and see where the "red apple orchard" used to be. This area was part of the 6,680 acre Rancho Aptos land grant owned by Rafael Castro. Deeded in 1863. You not only enjoy great food(breakfast is... More 

Thank Janice G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 783 Rio Del Mar Blvd Ste 15, Aptos, CA 95003-4700
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-685-1224

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