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Cafe Brasil

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1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
831-429-1855
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8:00 am - 2:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:45 pm

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local favorite!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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!

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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 

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Sunnyvale, California
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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 :)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 

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Fresno, California
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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

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Salinas, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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

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
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51 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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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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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 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Brazilian
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

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