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Cafe Brasil

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American, Brazilian, South American
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1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
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8:00 am - 2:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Don't be fooled by the location

Great healthy breakfast; avocado, banana pancakes, was served quickly, fresh and without piling pig on top of everything like some places. Was happy to have gone, and would highly recommend to anyone traveling along 1 there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great healthy breakfast; avocado, banana pancakes, was served quickly, fresh and without piling pig on top of everything like some places. Was happy to have gone, and would highly recommend to anyone traveling along 1 there.

Thank iamnyc
Monterey, California
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157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch. There were several people outside the restaurant and I was expecting a long wait, but, for two of us, the wait was brief. They have several yummy looking things on the menu and it was difficult to choose. The breakfast options seemed popular. To beat the heat, I ordered an acai bowl while my boyfriend... More 

Thank Melissa P
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food here is so delicious! I got the omelette with cream of chicken while my boyfriend got the beef acavelo. The acai bowl is also very delicious, we ordered it after noticing a majority of tables had one. The only thing I have to complain about is the parking, which is very small and compact, as well as the... More 

Thank Malika N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The long waits on the weekend occur year round not just during the peak Summer tourist months! Worth the wait! Try to go on the weekdays if possible. Chicken or beef a cavalo, acai, smoothies!

1 Thank imdakine1
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First of all, I am Brazilian. So, please take this knowing that. Cafe Brasil have a great ambiance. I felt like I was back in Brazil. The food gives you a good hint of what food in Brazil tastes like. It is hard to reproduce Brazilian food in the States but Cafe Brasil did a decent job. Go visit. Best... More 

Thank J108
Sunnyvale, California
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182 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It was a nice breakfast, lots of cool options. Quite a long wait but grab an acai bowl and sit outside. Very nice :)

1 Thank ohdonnaoh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Awesome breakfast, with unique options from sweet to savory. I'm glad we got there early, because this place can get packed. We were there 10 minutes after opening and there were already tables with food, so maybe they're a little flexible with the times. Anyway, you can find traditional breakfast fare, old favorites with a new twist, or something brand... More 

Thank Bcohen13
Fresno, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beef cavalo was great and interesting, reviews said it was always packed but we got there before 9 and were seated fairly quickly, do not try and park in their lot to small for anyone to get out, good coffee and service was great

Thank jjsaldanas
Salinas, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took an exchange student from Brazil and one from Germany to enjoy breakfast here. Per the Brazilian the acai bowl was excellent and how it's made at home unlike bowls that are made by American chains. I had the house special with cocota sauce. The eggs were cooked perfectly but can't say I liked the sauce which seems to... More 

Thank bcyoung2
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank AmelieMelbourne

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-429-1855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: American, Brazilian, South American


Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
8:00 am - 2:45 pm

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