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Hoffman's Bakery Cafe

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1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415 (Cathcart)
+1 831-420-0135
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Orcutt, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to like this place; but alas, it wasn't meant to be. We made reservations (Sat nite) and were seated promptly, we placed our orders, as the waiter explained they were out of 2 of the 10 dinner entrees.... and it was only 7pm!! That was our first red flag!! We were served warm water (no ice) and patiently... More 

Thank Anita W
The Netherlands
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were going to another restaurant, but it was closed temporarily. So we decided to try another place nearby. The place looked nice so we tried it. The young lady at the entrance was friendly. We ordered egg benedicts (one was ham and the other was salmon) and the third person took a standard egg with sausage. The egg benedicts... More 

Thank Kwi_kwa_ju
Northridge, United States
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't order the chilaquiles again but the Bloody Mary was great. Everyone else breakfast was great

Thank Patty T
Pacific Grove, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great overall experience, fast, friendly service, Eggs Benedict and Prawn Tacos were absolutely delicious, seafood pasta very tasty. Club Sandwich a great choice also. Our waitress was very efficient. Thanks for a great food place in Santa Cruz!

Thank YoKern
Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Good little place with a good breakfast and lunch menu. Everything baked in house and the scones were great. Good sized portions and reasonably priced.

Thank Amanda G
Herndon, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wife and I were in downtown Santa Cruz, on main drag, and stopped in, after looking over the menu board, which looked promising. I was informed Santa Cruz shuts down pretty early on weeknights, and we arrived about 8:30. There was only one other couple in the restaurant, so asked if still serving dinner and assured they were. The server... More 

Thank Gregg W
Westchester, California, United States
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92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I came upon this place on a Sunday morning, before the brunch crowds descended upon Pacific Avenue. I was warmly greeted by the waitress, who immediately served me with a scone and coffee and recommended the Eggs Benedict. It hit the spot. I had an enjoyable breakfast on a relaxed Sunday morning.

Thank Larry S
Santa Cruz, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

OHHH the bread! They've been bakers here for many years, eventually put their breads in local stores which was great, and about 10 years ago opened this restaurant. Wonderful breakfasts, nice sidewalk dining to enjoy local color, nice folks all around.

Thank sayyestolife
San Jose, California
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I was there two weeks ago and tried their prawns and avocado tacos. It was good but the selection seems limited for both breakfast and lunch service.

Thank Grecel L
Palm Desert, California
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A friend who lives in Santa Cruz recommended Hoffmans. We went for lunch and sat in the outside patio with our dog. Cameron, our server, was professional and efficient. My husband had a burger and I had a tuna melt. Both were excellent. The next morning we decided to go again for breakfast. Once again, Cameron was our server and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
  • Public Transportation: Metro station located less than 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-420-0135
The Hottest new restaurant in Santa Cruz is Hoffman's! With a spacious new wine bar, fabulous new menu and trendy new look Hoffman's is ready to show the Bay Area how great dining can be in Santa Cruz. Brunch and dinner are served 7 days a week at their downtown location with cuisine ranging from their famous Eggs Benedict to distinct tapas menu served during afternoon and dinner hours. Chef Jayson Holzworth displays culinary mastery in the kitchen and Sommelier/Beverage Director Marie Hoffman compliments the cuisine with a spectacular wine list! Live Jazz starts at 6:30 nightly! Make your reservations now and see what all the hype is about!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?