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Cafe Brasil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
831-429-1855
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Ranked #8 of 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Brazilian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Berkeley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Sacramento
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 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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Discovery Bay, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Café Brazil has become one of our favorite restaurants that we can rely on for quality food and customer service. So far, we have always been impressed with our food. Usually we go for breakfast or lunch so we know the drill of walking in and signing up on the guest sheet. It is usually crowded, but we don’t usually... More

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McLean, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Excellent Brazilian food in a fun, casual setting. Smoothies an excellent choice as well. Would definitely return.

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Vejle, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I went with my boyfriend and had an acai Jr. bowl each and two banana pancakes to share. They were so delicious! They made my day! I really recommend you going there. The service is excellent too.

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Whitwick, UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were passing through Santa Cruz en route to Ano Nuevo (must-see site for Elephant Seal), but had read about Café Brazil and made a point of stopping. We were not disappointed! Unique décor, magical atmosphere, superb staff, great menu and the most scrumptious breakfast/brunch fare you could imagine. DO NOT MISS THIS EXCELLENT CAFE!

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Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Nothing crazy good but pretty cool. Portions are huge. The service is not all that but I am not sure that matters there. It is pretty decent food.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I saw the reviews here on TripAdvisor and was excited to give this place a try. It's a cute little brightly colored bungalow on Mission with banana trees and other tropical plantings around it. When my husband and I arrived, as expected there was a wait which the hostess estimated to be 25 minutes. We sat outside, enjoying the sunshine... More

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