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Harbor Cafe

535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
+1 831-475-4948
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“frittata” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Familiaaaaaa Great place! Fantastic food! Very friendly! Perfec place to gather with your family! Christy the best waitress ❤️

Thank MarkGaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harbor Cafe has my favorite eggs Benedict in town. I would wait hours for them. It's generally crowded, but the food is perfect.

Thank 1beachbrat
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We live a mile away. We have been there twice in the last year for breakfast. Hearty, hot coffee, omelettes loaded, tasty home fries, toast fine. Online menu accurate in our experience. Staff pleasant, competent, expect to wait if you have no reservation. Ambience good,...More

Thank kentgwashburn
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great breakfast. Consistently voted best in Santa Cruz. Best to visit on a week day due to crowds. Also offers full alcohol bar.

Thank David H
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The food is yummy but the wait is super crazy long. Plus the hostess screwed up on our four-legged head count. We told her 4 people with two dogs. When she told us our table was ready (about 1 hour later), she didn't know we...More

Thank RLM B
Reviewed 6 January 2017

All of us really enjoyed our breakfasts at the Harbor Café, but particularly the California Croissant. The "small" mimosa was served in a good-sized glass, and was delicious. Sitting outside, even in December, was fun. The service was quick and friendly. Only the frittata was...More

Thank kragusa
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This place was always bustling but with good reason. You can get lost in the shuffle a bit but we never had to go looking for service. If one waitress/hostess got tied up, another would ask if we needed anything. We sat outside in the...More

Thank CPax99
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I came after rush hour so was seated pretty quickly. Having read reviews, I didn't want to come at peak rush and wait. I ordered coffee. Over the course of waiting for my meal, eating my meal, ordering an extra pancake at the end, no...More

Thank rebkitty
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Excellent breakfast and lunch. Only open until 2pm. Great inside and outdoor seating. OK to have your dogs outside. There is always a wait, but the turnover is quick and it's DEFINITELY worth the wait! This is our "go to" spot when friends come to...More

Thank Manteca_Traveler
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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The hot spot for breakfast in town. Big lineup on sunday before they even opened. Good and broad menu choices. A must on sunday

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-4948
  • E-mail
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