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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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  • 78
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Busy local but attentive service

We stopped in on the way out of town. It was busy, but we did not have to wait to be seated, and the servers were by regularly to see if we needed anything, and they brought it quickly. Food was good and the proportions were of good size.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Sacramento, California, USA
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Sacramento, California, USA
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in on the way out of town. It was busy, but we did not have to wait to be seated, and the servers were by regularly to see if we needed anything, and they brought it quickly. Food was good and the proportions were of good size.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful weekend breakfast experience. Well worth the short wait. Good scrambles and pancakes for your enjoyment.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great food! Excellent service! Located on a little side street in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, it would be easy to overlook this gem of a restaurant. But if you want a great meal in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere, you'll find your way to the Walnut Avenue Cafe. You have your choice of seating inside in the surprisingly... More 

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Union City, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

With so many places to go in Santa Cruz it is hard to make a choice. Having the menu outside is a great idea, I really use these before, but now I find them a good source of information. I looked at the prices and menu items and compared them with the choices down the street. Prices were more reasonable... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I love the turkey avocado scramble here. Their coffee is delicious. They have a few outside tables, so they are dog friendly which is nice. Highly recommend it!

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Morgan Hill, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Although it's a tad noisy inside at times, and the tables seems a bit small, it's a great place for lunch. When I lived closer to Santa Cruz, I would visit two or three times a year ... so it was nice to be there again. It's a regular for Santa Cruz locals, too. We had to wait about ten... More 

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Davis, CA
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I came here for breakfast during a weekday. The restaurant was busy and we managed to get seating outside. My wife said the coffee is delicious. We ordered chilaquiles and requested extra spicy but they weren't spicy enough. Martha was our server and she was very pleasant, prompt, and enthusiastic, always smiling.

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Santa Cruz, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food here is just blah. I had ceasar salad right out of the bag...give me a break! The service is decent.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Food was great. Fairly priced and well prepared. Very busy when we were there, which may have been why we waited what seemed like forever for our food.

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Baywood Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

First time here but won't be the last. We went for breakfast on a recommendation from a local friend. Food was terrific and the place is charming. Service excellent. Located in the old downtown district so parking and navigating panhandlers can be challenging but worth the trip.

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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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