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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 29 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this little cafe. Very busy and noisy but so picturesque. Had delicious eggs Benedict and coffee - highly recommend for delightful off the beaten track eatery!

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped in Santa Cruz for breakfast and found this restaurant by chance. The food was delicious and the service great also. The waffles, ahi Benedict and the eggs Mexican were all super. Visit this place, you won't be disappointed.

Thank cosmovt
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Don't want to damn this place with faint praise, we had a good and inexpensive lunch with good service, close to closing time with no complaints, very good on that front but don't quite get how this rates as highly as it does, everything was...More

Thank JFRG
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The restaurant is in the middle of town. There are small booths, a counter, and tables that can be put together for larger groups. The food is simply excellent. Omelets and benedicts are beautiful. Service was fast and friendly, though when we were there is...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My favourite breakfast so far state side! We've been on the road in Cali for over a week and I loved it here. The reviews certainly do it justice - great service and great choice for breakfast or brunch. My only criticism is I wanted...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Menus is not that extensive but there are varied choices so thereshould be something for almost every taste. Inside and outside tables and as restaurant is on a side street, it's a good choice for outdoor. Food was very tasty, service was very good. Didn't...More

Thank IP-LF
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a late breakfast here, the food was great as well as the service. It's right in the middle of the downtown area, so very convenient to reach and you can roam around afterwards. Important note, they don't accept AMEX cards.

Thank Bar C
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to stop here by friends to stop here for breakfast, and what a breakfast it was !!! The place was packed, and the staff were friendly, and the food was faultless . If you want great food at great prices, go go...More

Thank Stufuk
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stopped in for breakfast while dropping our kid off at UCSC. Lots of customers but it seemed like plenty of staff to ensure good service. Fresh grapefruit juice, which is hard to find. Oatmeal with walnuts, bananas, and raisins was tasty and huge! Eggs were...More

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This popular breakfast place has the feel of a diner with a more inventive menu. I had a fantastic plate of pancakes with berry sauce. Gets busy early on weekends. Small outdoor seating area with umbrellas. Service was fairly good. Great location in downtown Santa...More

Thank Nina P
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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