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The Picnic Basket

125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.427.9946
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Ranked #12 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Holiday, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

loved the organic salad and soup - get meat if you like- nice views but their doing road construction- noisy outside eating

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Holiday, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Organic tasty meals, not all vegetarian. Great views of volleyball games by the pier and boardwalk's best

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Longmont, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The staff were super friendly, and all of the food is made fresh to order. The ingredients are something I would buy at home for my family - great quality - the breakfast burritos are AMAZING! This was my go-to for coffee in the morning. I am a starbucks lover, and this coffee did it for me. THANK YOU!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The location, the freshness of the food, personable employees, sit down seating, both indoors and outdoors, friendly atmosphere.

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Rockville, MD
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179 reviews 179 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I had lunch here while visiting Santa Cruz for the day. The menu has sandwiches and salads using locally sourced ingredients, and there is also a coffee bar and artisanal ice cream. Prices are quite reasonable for the food, but some of the coffee bar drinks and all of the ice cream prices are high. My husband... More 

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Northern California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had a quick snack here one morning of our stay. The food was delicious and it was very close to the wharf. Parking was easy (but we were there early) The staff was friendly and the food was delish. They lightly pickled the carrot they used as garnish and it was delightful.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We found the place by chance and just loved the food. The location is great and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was looking for something easy, not touristy, and delicious and, OH, and inexpensive too! Tall order, but this fit the bill perfectly. Delicious, fresh food, one of the best chocolate malted shakes I've ever had, and great service. Did I mention it is located across the street from the ocean. What a combo! Parking was really the only downside.

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San Francisco, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Freshest & healthiest food anywhere around the boardwalk. We had 2 breakfast burritos and they were huge and packed with pickled cabbage, beans, eggs, green chili sauce etc... they also have great Verve coffee and home made ice cream. The only con is it took forever to get our food - but we enjoyed sitting outside and people watching while... More 

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San Ramon, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A nice fresh chicken salad sandwich that was tasty. You do not get any condiments with it except a slice of carrot. It's a small busy place and seating is mostly outside on small stools. Be sure to bring a hat on a hot day. Service was very friendly and courteous.

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Additional Information about The Picnic Basket

Address: 125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 831.427.9946
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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