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Hoffman's Bakery Cafe

1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
8314200135
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Ranked #95 of 328 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: American, Californian, Bar, Café
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cathcart
Transit: Metro station located less than 1 block away.
Description: The Hottest new restaurant in Santa Cruz is Hoffman's! With a spacious new wine bar, fabulous new menu and trendy new look Hoffman's is ready to show the Bay Area how great dining can be in Santa Cruz. Brunch and dinner are served 7 days a week at their downtown location with cuisine ranging from their famous Eggs Benedict to distinct tapas menu served during afternoon and dinner hours. Chef Jayson Holzworth displays culinary mastery in the kitchen and Sommelier/Beverage Director Marie Hoffman compliments the cuisine with a spectacular wine list! Live Jazz starts at 6:30 nightly! Make your reservations now and see what all the hype is about!
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Called in here for a quick bite to eat, and a beer, before going to see Jimmy Eat World at The Catalyst across the road. But a quick bite turned into a very good meal of shared calamari and two brilliant burgers with fries, plus a couple of white beers. The server forgot to bring our last round of drinks,... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Jazz band, bar burger $3 special and parking free after 8...who could ask for anything more? My cousin can, that's who..since she had to send two distasteful cocktails back. Lucky I had Dr. Pepper...

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had a great lunch at this location. After walking up and down the main street in Santa Cruz se selected Hoffman's based on variety of menu and setting. The restaurant is lovely with large brightly colored paintings on the walls. The wait staff were very friendly and courteous.

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Salinas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Popped in here a week ago, was greeted promptly and sat down. BUT, the owner never really looked at me or acknowledged me at all and I was sitting at a table next to one she was cleaning. I waited ten minutes and never had a waiter ask me if I wanted a drink or anything! I was starving so... More

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Columbia, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Three of us went to Hoffman's on Thanksgiving Day of 2013 for their Thanksgiving turkey lunch/dinner special with all the trimmings. We got there at 1:00 in the afternoon and were seated promptly. The meal special was priced at a flat $20.00 per person (plus sales tax). This sounded reasonable considering everything we were expecting to get for a meal... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We came here over a year ago and had awesome food for breakfast. Today we had the same food today and were really disappointed. The potatoes tasted weird. I am a potatoe lover and can eat almost any spud but these were just not good. The restaurant also had a almost wet dog smell. Probably won't be coming back.

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Moraga, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We got to Hoffman's early to take advantage of the Happy Hour. Both the bar and food menu were large. We had the bar french fries at an appetizer; they had a crisp taste and the spicy sauce was different but I liked it much better than cutup. Then we went into the restaurant which was nearly empty. I ordered... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Good food, pleasant atmosphere (very nice live jazz music playing). Slow, but very polite service. Food delicious.

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Toronto
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I ate at Hoffman's the evening of August 3rd while on a quick visit to Santa Cruz before departing California. I was surprised to see chicken and waffles on the menu and, as I'd never had them, thought I'd try this American classic! It was soooooo good. They did a savory version of chicken and waffles - classed it up!... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

The food was great, the service was quick and the staff were friendly, it was well priced and the live band was great.

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