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Hoffman's Bakery Cafe

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American, Californian, Bar, Café
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1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Cathcart)
Metro station located less than 1 block away.
8314200135
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Hottest new restaurant in Santa Cruz is Hoffman's! With a spacious new...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't Let Looks be deceiving.

I was a little skeptical when we walked in because of the dated decor. The menu was completely modern and a healthy updated take on classic dishes. The cheese plate was well paired. The black bean veggie patty was tasty and not at all hard or bland like most. Great sized portions. The cobbler and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Tonia F
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was a little skeptical when we walked in because of the dated decor. The menu was completely modern and a healthy updated take on classic dishes. The cheese plate was well paired. The black bean veggie patty was tasty and not at all hard or bland like most. Great sized portions. The cobbler and cocktail pairing was amazing. So... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
Top Contributor
423 reviews 423 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I had an excellent veggie sandwich with top quality ingredients. Pat had the spinach, strawberry, walnut and goat cheese salad with a fresh made wheat bun, also very good. This is a good place for breakfast or lunch.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Came here Wednesday before Thanksgiving with mom. We ordered a seafood salad and a meatloaf. While food was delicious, the interior looked a little out-of-date, and service was rather slow.

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Malibu, California
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456 reviews 456 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice atmosphere with a clean modern decor. Really positive, friendly and professional server. Reuban that coulda been wrung out with soupy grease. So greasy, the bread was mushy. So greasy, I Wouldn't finish it. Not sure what they did to brown the corned beef...really, brown corned beef? That ain't right!

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Three of us ate brunch here on a beautiful autumn Sunday. We snagged a table on the sidewalk patio to enjoy the fresh air. Complimentary scones, a little on the sweet side for me, but good quality and warmed up. We ordered huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, and "green" omelet filled with spinach, asparagus, avocado. Our server was cheerful and accommodating... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My friends took us here on a very quiet Monday evening to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant is attractive with colors of white, blues, and black. Lots of artwork. Mostly booths and small line tables. A full bar consumes half of the restaurant. The menu is creative featuring appetizers, burgers, and a variety of entrees. We had four very different... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Enjoyed the live jazz. The food was okay, but that's it. Our dessert was supposed to be a warm brownie but it was frozen like a rock. The armosphere in here is pretty good, but don't go for the food. That was a bit of a dissapointment.

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Altadena, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

You can sit in or outside - the menu is great and you can bring your small creatures to sit outside! food is quite good, and service staff very friendly - highly recommend!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (Cathcart)
  • Public Transportation: Metro station located less than 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 8314200135

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Bar, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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