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Cafe Brasil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
831-429-1855
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Ranked #12 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Cuisines: American, Brazilian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Cafe Brasil makes unique, healthy and delicious breakfasts. We always start our meal with the Acai bowl that we share. The Muqueca is a favorite, beef A Cavalo is tasty too. I don't think you can go wrong with anything you pick from this menu. It has a Santa Cruz atmosphere, upbeat and friendly staff, good coffee. Parking is impossible,... More

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Sunnyvale, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We picked Cafe Brasil for brunch on our way to Capitola beach this past summer and thought it was okay. Pros - Very unique - I've never been to Brasil but I would assume a little cafe in Brasil would be like this - Variety of Smoothies were awesome and very fresh - Signature dish was interesting but it didn't... More

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Munich, Germany
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cafe Brasil Restaurant is a truly authentic Brazilian place in the Santa Cruz area. Went there for breakfast and started off the day in style. You have to go early since people will start lining up to have some of the great treats from the menu. Already as you walk through the door your are greeted not only by kind... More

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Hollywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very very tasty food that you won't find just anywhere. Friendly service. Pleasant atmosphere. Don't miss the banana pancakes!!

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Sacramento
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Been a couple of times for breakfast. Can be packed and have a bit of a wait. Never been disappointed. . the fruit is always fresh. Neat and interesting dishes. Portions are large and the quality of the products are great. Bread is fresh, meats are excellent quality. A plus in my book .

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Tasty food, big portions, great atmosphere and friendly people, be sure to get an acai bowl for dessert!

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Santa Clara, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went with my two friends to this little cafe, and it packs one food punch! The food is absolutely delicious. We had the: Frappe de coco Feijoada compleata Churro sco sandwich Rissole camarao Acai bowl And all were amazing. I would thoroughly recommend this cafe to all who enjoy good food!!

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Sacramento, California, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Cafe Brasil (Yelp lists it as Cafe "Brasil") is a charming indoor/outdoor restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as smoothie/juice drinks and acaí bowls. It's located on Hwy 1 in Santa Cruz's northern UC district. Bring cash and expect a 15-60 minute wait, especially on weekends. Parking is mostly street, with a small lot. Benches thoughtfully provided for... More

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San Francisco, CA area
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Cafe Brasil makes some seriously good breakfasts. Not your typical "eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast" or "gut-bomb pancakes," but interesting and very delicious breakfasts, with an eye towards healthy and high-energy meals to start the day. A fun, very Santa Cruz atmosphere, upbeat and friendly staff, good coffee and teas, and a varied menu. Parking is impossible, waits can be... More

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Berkeley, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wish they had a bit more vegan offerings but at the same time, what they've got totally suffices since the ambience is awesome. Want a true, local, "Santa Cruz" spot? This is it.

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