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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Cooper Street)
Metro bus station with links to San Jose, three blocks away.
831-427-9900
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Come here--great food!

Great great experience! Had the pesto veggie sandwich and added portobello mushroom for only $2!!! Really made the sandwich! My sister got the salad of the day (roasted squash and brussel sprouts) which was great! Didn't care for their mostly highly recommended red--was very bitter and acidic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Katherine S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great great experience! Had the pesto veggie sandwich and added portobello mushroom for only $2!!! Really made the sandwich! My sister got the salad of the day (roasted squash and brussel sprouts) which was great! Didn't care for their mostly highly recommended red--was very bitter and acidic. Great service!

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Thank Katherine S
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Amazzzzing!!! I wish this could be shipped the most wonderful thing I have ever tasted...I used to live in California took a trip to the California Coast almost a,year ago, I still think about this visit.....Ciao Lisa from Coeur d'Alene Idaho Canada is 90 miles from my home

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1 Thank Lisa M
Fremont, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were a little skeptical about a restaurant that cooks with chocolate, but we were very happily surprised! We ate the cucumber chicken (light and refreshing), the pulled pork (great with just a hint of chocolate in the sauce) and the BBQ chicken (perfect amount of spice with a hint of chocolate). THEN we had the orgy for dessert -... More 

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1 Thank Jk F
San Juan Bautista, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the best restaurant surprise I have had in a long time. I was prepared for rich, decadent chocolate desserts, was not anticipating a menu filled with fresh, organic, healthy choices for entrees and appetizers. The salads and soups are amazing, and there are vegan as well as organic paleo choices. The ambience is very unique. I will be... More 

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1 Thank merryheartmarie
Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I just went there for restaurant week. We had three course meals that were all fantastic. Even the wine was very very good. smallish portions but so packed with flavor that we all left very very happy.

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Thank Paula B
Glendale, California
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Was in Santa Cruz to visit a former student now at UCSC. What a great lunch spot, a perfect location to people watch and enjoy a glass of wine. The chocolate theme is kind cool and certainly not over done. We tried the chocolate pull pork as an app and it was very good. I had the Bake Pasta Rosettes... More 

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1 Thank NoHoMike
Hollister, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My friends took me here for my birthday lunch. Atmosphere was excellent...it is tucked off of Pacific Avenue and the garden sheilds the passerbys. We shared some soup and enjoyed the greek plate of veggies and cheeses. Coffee was nice and dark and made on the spot.

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1 Thank AmyJune H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Came for lunch and thought it was very good. Good food, nice wait staff, sweetly decorated. Good call to stop here for lunch.

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Thank Michael D
Nipomo, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have lunched and supped here numerous times and always been happily pleased with the variety and quality of everything, from appetizers and salad right through desserts!!! The little patio is lovely, and the service is friendly. The home-made truffles are perfect for "just a bit of sweet" to complete a meal, while the desserts can stand alone or be shared.... More 

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1 Thank Valerie A
Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We were shopping in downtown Santa Cruz and walked by Chocolate. We liked the cool glass containers the table water came in and stopped in for a nosh. My husband ordered a delicious spicy chocolate drink. I swear it was the exact drink that they made in the movie Chocolat. It was rich and creamy and chocolately and spicy. Yum!!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (Cooper Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro bus station with links to San Jose, three blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-427-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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