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Cafe Brasil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
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Ranked #6 of 329 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
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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90 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
1 review
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Adelaide, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had breakfast here. Food was good, not great. The restaurant is small and very very noisy. You feel like you're eating in a club, with the added benefit of loud music! The two people serving were extremely busy (they looked like they were doing their best) and didn't have time to go over the menu. A pity really, as their... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I like the vibe of this place, kind of feels like you are on vacation in a tropical climate. The food was great- ordered a variation of eggs benedict. I also got a smoothie drink that was very good. The kids enjoyed their food, and I appreciated that it came quickly and was affordable. Everything was perfect!

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had looked into restaurants in the area after we booked our trip and this place was one I had seen on the top 10 in Santa Cruz. We were in search of a place to eat and I had forgotten about this place until it came up on my Urban Spoon! There was a short wait (the place is... More

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