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1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
+1 831-429-1855
08:00 - 14:45
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Sacramento, California, United States
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe "Brazil" (actually, Brasil) is a charming indoor/outdoor restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as smoothie/juice drinks and acaí bowls. It's located on Hwy 1 in Santa Cruz's northern UC district. Bring cash and expect a 15-60 minute wait, especially on weekends. Parking is mostly street, with a small lot. Benches thoughtfully provided for waiting. We did wait... More 

Thank John H
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boyfriend and I started going here when we first started dating now we bring our kids! This place has the most amazing acai bowls. When I was pregnant I'd order two at a time. On top of my regular order of delicious grilled chicken salad with the most amazing Italian dressing ever, fried plantains. My love always orders the... More 

Thank Nicole N
Ventura, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Always a must stop when passing thru SC! We shared the Acai Bowl and then I had the Tofu Scramble and hubby had the Potato Omelette. All done with perfection. My tofu was perfectly grilled as not to be mushy and very flavorful. HUGE portions!! Service was outstanding with lots of smiles. The food is always fresh and healthy. Plus... More 

Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
Redding, California, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My family and I LOVE to have breakfast at Cafe Brasil whenever we are in Santa Cruz. We arrive early, before they open, and there is always a line of people waiting for the restaurant to open. Established in an older little house on Mission Street, Cafe Brasil is so welcoming with colorful, South American decor. For being so small... More 

Thank LStarcevich
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Very tasty Brazilian food! Very disappointed in the customer service, horrible hostess that served our table only served the men at our table and not us women, completely ignored us. I had invited my friends to this restauraunt and completely promoted it and said it was very good. When we got here there was no coxinhas or any of the... More 

Thank Tehani R
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Denny's is better... Nothing special ... No vegs ... Mostly rice .... I don't see what people like about this place other that it serves food ... Maybe I ordered the wrong thing but I saw other plates too ...

Thank David G
West Orange, New Jersey
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I don't go to Santa Cruz that often but when I do I make it a point to come here for breakfast. I LOVE the food and the place is so cute! I jut got home from a week in Santa Cruz so we went here on Tuesday morning because it is always so crowded on weekends. Even on a... More 

Thank BethWeber
Santa Cruz, California
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very good Brazilian food! Order a side of sweet plantains and a guava smoothie for the road, plus some Brazilian coffee grounds!

Thank panchomoreno
Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I'm almost ancient, have eaten a lot of egg dishes, and drank gallons of mimosas during my existence, BUT never have I had a more tasty omelette, nor a better beverage. Their Passion Fruit Mimosa almost brought me to tears, even after 2 sips. The entree left me totally and completely blissful.

Thank surelygoodness
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

As ou approach the yellow and green house on Mission St., you know you're arriving at Cafe Brasil. It was our first stop in Santa Cruz as we exited Highway 1. We were hungry for lunch and this restaurant was on our to do list. There was a crowd as we approached so we could already tell this spot was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?