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Hoffman's Bakery Cafe

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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 - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 12
    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
Pleasant surprise

Strolling around looking for jazz and decent food and stumbled upon Hoffman's. Downtown Santa Cruz is not a hotbed of "good" restaurants, so we did not have high hopes, but Hoffman's hit the spot. Not only do they have decent food, but they had a three-piece jazz combo. Apparently, they have jazz 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
mai2centsworth
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Rohnert Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are vacationing and are on island time, this place might be fine for you. Even we, who were on vacation and had no place to go, where perturbed with the wait. Once seated, (outside which was a plus on this mild evening) waited at least 10 minutes before we saw anyone. Bread girl gave us bread but didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I loved the cozy atmosphere. I love the scones that they serve before breakfast arrives. Hospitality was awesome. Breakfast was superb. Loved the way they took care of us. We found a place for our visits to Santa Cruz. Can't wait to go again and listen to some jazz.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Strolling around looking for jazz and decent food and stumbled upon Hoffman's. Downtown Santa Cruz is not a hotbed of "good" restaurants, so we did not have high hopes, but Hoffman's hit the spot. Not only do they have decent food, but they had a three-piece jazz combo. Apparently, they have jazz 5 nights a week. If you want entertainment... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant right in downtown Santa Cruz. The food was excellent. I had a California Burger and a friend had some German Jaegerschnitzel. In the background was some nice live jazz music. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went here because they had advertised live jazz, which unfortunately turned out to be not very good. This place looks like it has been unchanged from the 50's, with booths on one side and a long wooden bar on the other. Not a mention of either kale or chard on the menu ( a plus in my opinion). The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Good atmosphere, good American food at the Main Street of Santa Cruz. A little bit too slow, but good presentation and good food. American food. Expect about 25 USD per person

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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
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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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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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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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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, Bar, Cafe, Pub

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?