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Walnut Avenue Cafe

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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
831-457-2307
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 63
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  • 45
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  • 9
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  • 1
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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
Great Food and Service

Came in on my way out of Santa Cruz. It is a charming cafe with great service and excellent food. The Cafe Florentine is delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Came in on my way out of Santa Cruz. It is a charming cafe with great service and excellent food. The Cafe Florentine is delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice American lunch restaurant. Went for the California Burger with delicious beef meat and avocado served with a nice salad with "italian" sauce and a cold American flagged Budweiser

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Walnut Street has excellent food and service. It serve a fine array of breakfasts with fresh baked breads and muffins. Lunch features all the favorites. We have been there several times and it is always reliable. Good food, good service, good location in downtown and reasonable prices.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We tried this place for breakfast and was not disappointed. It was busy, but we got a table quickly. The service was great, quick and attentive. The menu had a wide selection and a kids menu, a family requirement. The dishes were served with generous portions and tasted great. After breakfast, we took a nice walk downtown. Great way to... More 

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Benicia, California
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57 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Mid-morning, midweek in winter. Walked right in and had a choice of tables. Cheerful, very efficient service. Kind of kitschy decor. I had a scramble-- mushroom, cheese, avocado-- with fruit on the side. I didn't leave a scrap on my plate! My husband ordered the eggs Benedict, which was made more special by the use of pork loin instead of... More 

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Vienna VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Do not pass this place up if you are anywhere new Soquel or Capitola or Santa Cruz. The food was fabulous. I had the Huevos Rancheros which were excellent. The service was great. Long counter service if just single or a couple. Just a tad loud but it was busy.

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Carlsbad, California
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

gotta give this place 5-stars. great menu selections, reasonable service, decent ambience. we ate here twice for lunch during our stay in santa cruz, and it never failed us. based on other choices made in the area in the past, this place shines. good veggie options as well.

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Turlock, California
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26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I read many reviews about this place, so I made a special trip to try it out. The reviews were accurate, the wait was what I anticipated for a popular place and the food did not disappoint me. We had a friendly waitress with a cute smile and a happy disposition. I would definitely go back.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They open at 8 on weekends. By 8:20 you will be waiting for a table with quite a few others. Take the hint. We got here at just before 8 and got a seat right when they opened. Service was excellent and food was delicious! My wife and daughter had benedicts with shrimp and such and raved. I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

You must try the breakfast. I had frenchtoast with fried bananas and walnuts. It came with syrup but I didn't even need to use it. The homemade potatoes are very good. I want to go back and try lunch. The dishes I saw looked delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-457-2307
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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