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Zachary's Restaurant

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
831-427-0646
Today
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast Ever!

This bustling restaurant is only open til 2:30 p.m., serving breakfast & lunch only, so be sure to get there in time. It is well worth a wait, though those are usually short, to taste their enormous breakfasts, served with a smile by the attentive wait staff. The coffee is great, the service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
chj54
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Pasadena, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This bustling restaurant is only open til 2:30 p.m., serving breakfast & lunch only, so be sure to get there in time. It is well worth a wait, though those are usually short, to taste their enormous breakfasts, served with a smile by the attentive wait staff. The coffee is great, the service is fast, and the food is hearty... More 

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Newcastle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Artichoke frittata, home fries with the skins on, and much more. Mostly smiling, hard-working staff. Great place frequented by locals. Has an old timey feel to it, like much of Santa Cruz. Good value, delicious food, good people.

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Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Super fresh, creative, and generous breakfasts, nice morning ambience, everything is high quality and a great value.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Awesome place for Sunday brunch! Went there on a beautiful Sunday and was super pleased with the laid-back service we had from a cool waiter. I don't remember his name but he was a rad dude and super nice and helpful! Tangerine mimosas were the perfect beverage for the brunch setting!

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A real brunch, huge dishes, tasty omelettes. The price is really good and the staff is one of the best things. Maybe the bathroom could be better.

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Seattle
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My niece and I went for breakfast on a Sunday. It was mid-morning and there was a wait, but not too bad. The place was continually busy while we were there. Our order ... an omelette of the day for me and "Mike's Mess" for her ... was delivered in less than five minutes after we ordered it. Both were... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Real hash browns! Homemade bread! Superb coffee! Pinch me, I must be dreaming. OK, I finished everything I wanted to say and you want 100 characters, TripAdvisor? Sheesh, I'm reviewing YOU next.

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NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Management needs to ensure that the bathrooms are clean-they were extremely dirty, not acceptable especially for a food establishment-we would not return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fresh, fun and fantastic was my experience at Zacharys. Its a local breakfast place with great ambiance. The tangerine juice was fresh and yummy and the fritata was exquisite. The fried potatoes had great flavors from the herbs and onions. Great value.

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Nevada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Nice place in downtown area. Menu original items like pesto scramble and artichoke fritatta . Lots of choices such as fresh fruit substitute for potatoes without adding to price. Orange juice is fresh squeezed and yummy. We really enjoyed this place and would go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-427-0646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?