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Cafe Brasil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
+1 831-429-1855
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“banana pancakes” (13 reviews)
“acai bowl” (25 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 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 30 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 26 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 19 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
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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...More

Thank Nicole N
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!!...More

Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
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...More

Thank LStarcevich
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5 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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
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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