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Walnut Avenue Cafe

106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
831-457-2307
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Ranked #15 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Vienna VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Alameda, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We loved the scrambles! Served all the time too. We enjoyed the homey cooking and they must feed the staff happy pills. Great energy from the staff. Oh yeah the sandwiches were good too. Good value and super busy at lunch.

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Turlock, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I read positive things about this place, so I planned a trip here with another couple hoping to have a great experience...and we did. There was about a 10 minute wait...because the place was clearly in high demand. The server's were friendly and the service was great. The food was awesome, I'm definitely coming back.

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Soquel, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Hollandaise sauce is amazing. Service and food never disappoint! Often a wait unless you get there before 8am. Their scrambles are delicious too, especially any made with avocado. Great location in downtown Santa Cruz with easy (paid) parking.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We love the Walnut Avenue Café. We have been going to this restaurant for breakfast off and on for the past 15 years. The food is very good and they have a selection of anything one could possibly want to have for an American breakfast. The juices are fresh squeezed, the breakfast potatoes are delicious. They are famous for their... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really like this Cafe, My Favorite Breakfast dish is the Scrambled eggs with Pesto sauce, everything in the Cafe is very Fresh, Sandwiches for Lunch are delicious , The food is very good, Breakfast,Lunch or Snack. the Service is first rate, friendly,helpful and fast..I recommend the Walnut Ave Cafe, I have never been disappointed with the food or the... 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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