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Walnut Avenue Cafe

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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
831-457-2307
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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Filling, Comforting and Delicious!

We stumbled upon this little cafe while strolling the downtown. The wait was nominal and the service fast and efficient. We all had a variety of items from the breakfast menu and each dish was DELISH!! Lots of fresh fruit accompanied our items and the coffee was refilled often! Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stumbled upon this little cafe while strolling the downtown. The wait was nominal and the service fast and efficient. We all had a variety of items from the breakfast menu and each dish was DELISH!! Lots of fresh fruit accompanied our items and the coffee was refilled often! Highly recommend for a fulfilling breakfast!

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Cambria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had to wait a few minutes, but the wait was worth it. Very filling sandwiches. Attentive staff. Has small sidewalk area.

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great spot for a late breskfast! We were greeted with a smile and seated promptly at our requested outside table. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. My husband was very happy with his huevos rancheros ( a very generous portion) and lemonade. My Eggs Benedict had the best Holandaise sauce I have had in a long time. It was... More 

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Oh man, what can I say? Their homefries are amazing, bacon and eggs are always perfect and the service is always outstanding! my ONLY breakfast place to go to in Santa Cruz. TRY IT <3

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Always a great place for breakfast with friends! Great coffee. Great Service. Great Food! What more can I say. If you have out of town guests start here and then take a walk on Pacific Ave!

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Devon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

wonderful breakfasts in town, was recommended by a local policeman! lovely pancakes and waffles and oatmeal - great service

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San Francisco, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our family went there for a great breakfast! Good selection, so many options. With hungry teenagers, there was plenty for them to eat! Great service, very friendly.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Walnut Avenue Cafe is a great local spot serving only breakfast and lunch. The food is excellent and there's a great variety from breakfast served all day to a nice variety of sandwiches and salads. Everything is fresh and well prepared, but the last severalt imes I've been there, the service has been extremely slow. If you're not in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not only that I got an amazing customer service from Sally, but the Blackened Ahi Benedict is uber delicious and filling to my tummy! I did not give Walnut Avenue Cafe an excellent mark because the poached eggs were slightly over cooked and the home fries were definitely super crispy...they were burnt, sadly! I asked for super crispy but I... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Finding a restaurant for breakfast can often be challenging, but every website I visited pointed to the Walnut Avenue Cafe. Boy were they right! It is on a downtown side street half a block off of Pacific Avenue. We knew that it was special when we entered. First, it has a small outside eating area that is perfectly situated for... More 

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Additional Information about Walnut Avenue Cafe

Address: 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
Phone Number: 831-457-2307
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
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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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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