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Linda's Seabreeze Cafe

542 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
831-427-9713
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Ranked #1 of 324 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Santa Cruz is one of our favorite getaways, and Linda's Seabreeze Cafe is a perfect example of why. It is a small place crammed full of tables, always bustling with activity. The friendly wait staff are efficiently taking orders and getting really delicious, fresh food out to eagerly awaiting patrons. This is the kind of place that you need to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Any cafe that only serves breakfast and lunch is usually much better than other similar style all-day cafes. Linda's definitely exceeds this concept in every way. Linda's is older and quaint but the service and food is remarkable. You will not leave here hungry with their generous, fresh, and well-made offerings. Our Saturday wait for a table was only 20... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

You may have a bit of a wait, but it is definitely worth it. The Texas Toast French Toast with bananas was probably the best french toast I've ever had. Just make sure to bring cash with you because they do not take cards.

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San Diego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had to use the GPS to find this little "off the beaten path" gem, but it was well worth it. We had a great breakfast, and the servers (and there were plenty of them) were super friendly and quick. We'll definitely stop there next time we're in Santa Cruz!

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San Francisco
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you want to be the best breakfast in town, Linda's is how you get it. The servers are just perfect. Free coffee outside while you wait. Good portions. Fresh. Excellent salsa without asking. I wish I would have ordered the orange poppy seed pancakes. I will next time.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We enjoyed our breakfast. Very pleasant staff. There is a line and they have coffee outside as you wait. Our server was great, a straight shooting young woman who got it done with a smile. My waffle was somewhat under cooked. They are under a strain to get the food out, so these things happen. We would go back.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Thank you trip advisor for bringing us to this spot for lunch on our road trip from LA to Monterrey. We weren't sure about the recommendation as we were driving through the neighbourhoods to get there but this place looked fine from the outside so we got parking just to the side of the cafe (free) and walked in. Server... More

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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Thank God for AAA and its Travel Guides (by State) rating accommodation and eateries - it led us to Linda's Seabreeze; and what a way to start the day. Incredibly interesting, tasty and fresh options, not at all greasy; and the very nicest people making it all happen. Great staff enjoying life doing what they do in delivering the best... More

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Reno, Nevada, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Very good breakfast place. It is small, 14 tables total. Portions are huge, bring your appetite. Be ready to wait. This is a locals place and they turn out every morning. You will see why once you get in and eat. We only waited 20 minutes, they provide free coffee while you wait outside. The oat and corn meal waffle... More

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Santa Cruz, Calif
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Fresh off the boat, they serve wonderful breakfast specials of seasonal fish that makes my husbands heart soar with the eagles! And they offer a little bit breakfast perfect for me. I can choose a fresh baked cinnamon roll to accompany my small portion breakfast. Warning....if you want to be seated right away, arrive early! The neighborhood locals fill this... More

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