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Walnut Avenue Cafe

106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“home fries” (15 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first breakfast place I have dined where I was not offered a refill on my coffee mug. I saw the table next to me get refills so I know they do offer them but it was never offered to me. I really...More

Thank Outdoorpartner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early on the weekends if you don't want to wait. Breakfasts are excellent with and made with the freshest ingredients. Service is perfect.

Thank Stevej95060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went a place by the Boardwalk, but they didnt open until 9 a.m, so we came here. EXCELLENT service and great food...so glad we came here.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had breakfast here one day and the food was great. Neat atmosphere, a good family place. Our waitress was great, ver6 friendly and the service was fast. Fresh salsa is awesome. I’d recommend this place for any meal. Definitely would go back again.

Thank karlar15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here with friends on a Sunday morning along with hundreds of others who waited for a table in a good-natured manner. The food was great as usual and was worth the wait. The service was prompt and efficient as well. We really liked...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 19 October 2017

On weekends this place is crowded, especially for breakfast. Many customers are locals, even though it is convenient to downtown. Servings are quite large. Very filling. Well prepared.

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

There are many reasons why this place is always so busy: good food, wide selection, generous portions, great service, and fair prices. What more could you ask for? Many good items on the menu, but the Cafe Cristo is my favorite.

Thank olive2eat
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

One of my faves for breakfast in all of Santa Cruz. The weekend wait is usually horrific but always worth it. Go during the week if you can. Great Beni’s and awesome Scrambles - this little gem is a hub of activity and one of...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here and we love it.The wait was around 20 minutes on a Saturday morning ,not too bad.The french toast was really good.The place is clean,cute with a specific theme.

Thank EmiliaGlavan
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoy this cafe, and this visit was no exception. We typically rate it as excellent, but this time it came down a notch because the breakfast food came to our table only luke warm. The heuvos Mexicanos need to be served hot...More

Thank Glenn M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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