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1200 17th Ave, Unit 126, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3077
+1 831-464-2739
06:00 - 20:00
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Sterling, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you have coffee or any of the baked goods you will not be disappointed. It's hard choosing. The staff is friendly. There is seating both inside and outside.

Thank BedsideManor
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

As my normal yearly haunt for breakfast before Whale Watching was closed, I popped in through lack of other options, as next to a service station, I thought it would be some very commercial bland coffee shop, how wrong I was. Staff funky as is the cafe, coffee pretty good, and excellent knowing the generally poor coffee in the US.... More 

Thank camcgreg
Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Every summer we visit Santa Cruz and this place is always on our list. We usually walk there in the morning for the best " house blend " coffee around. Friendly, welcoming staff add to the overall pleasant experience that is Peoples coffee. Say hi to Cody when you're there....(owners pup).

Thank vito l
Santa Clara, California
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopped by here for a quick coffee and found the selection to be varied and tasty. The staff was very friendly and it was a true neighborhood gem. I would highly recommend it, for a quick drink or a place to hang.

Thank Brian M
Sterling, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Really friendly place with cozy comfy seating. Great coffees and teas and big selection of muffins and other goodies. Special orders: no problem. Staff is friendly and helpful as well as dressed appropriately. Free wifi.

Thank BedsideManor
Pittsburg, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2013

was traveling through Santa Cruz, stopped for a cup of coffee for my long ride home at this coffee house. The person waiting on me was very rude when I asked for what in most coffee houses would be a totally acceptable special order. The service and coffee was reminiscent as if I would or should have just gone to... More 

Thank Martin V
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

Love this place. I always stop for a fast cup on good black caffee with a tuch of cinn on top..... I wish they would open a place in my home town<•(((((><.......

Thank Corinne W
minneapolis, MN
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Best coffee in the Santa Cruz/Capitola area, in our opinion. Fabulous. Comfy seating, slightly dark interior. Prompt, friendly service.

Thank piffen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 17th Ave, Unit 126, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3077
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-464-2739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?