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1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
831-429-1855
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Ranked #20 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
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It took us only 5 minutes to get a table for Monday lunch. We shared Feijoada, Acai Bowl, and Banana pancakes. Feijoada was amazing with the side plate full of goodies, Acai Bowl was very tasty and we just hope that it is equally healthy at the same time. Banana pancakes were very good but not as great as the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

they hate babies and are racists!! If you are Asian or have kids avoid the place like the plague! The manager/ owners girlfriend is a total lunatic!!!

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Silicon Valley, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We came for Saturday brunch because of the killer reviews, and once we were actually seated and served, this fun hole-in-the-wall lived up to its reputation. But beware a dangerous parking situation! They have a small lot with 5 or 6 spots behind the restaurant, but there is only one narrow driveway to access this lot, there is no room... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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
35 helpful votes 35 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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Additional Information about Cafe Brasil

Address: 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
Phone Number: 831-429-1855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
Cuisine: American, Brazilian

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