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734 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3566
831-722-0480
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description: they have another restaurant in Hollister and are listed on yelp and other...
they have another restaurant in Hollister and are listed on yelp and other searches
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hidden Gem

I could go on and on about this place, but I will keep it short and sweet. This place is absolutely great. When I first started coming here about 7 years ago I would always just get a drip coffee and it was a great spot for that. But they've since updated their menu and I have to say all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
ChrisGreen89
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I could go on and on about this place, but I will keep it short and sweet. This place is absolutely great. When I first started coming here about 7 years ago I would always just get a drip coffee and it was a great spot for that. But they've since updated their menu and I have to say all... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

A chance find in Watsonville on a lazy Saturday. I had a Reuben panini, another friend had the wood-fired pizza. The panini bread was fantastic.. I even asked about the bakery that provides them .. A bakery in Seaside. The pizza was prepared on an outdoor wood-fired oven. Stop by when you are in Watsonville.

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Missoula, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Even though I was told that the area was a little sketchy, we took a morning walk (actually heading to a different place) and stumbled upon Cafe Ella. It shares the same name as my little girl, so why not check it out? The ladies were nice, they had a very interesting and expansive menu, given their space, everything was... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Love ther spinich salad, great options, different unique salads, and also fire wood Pizzas. You cant go wrong with their Brie and ham Breakfast Sandwich.Many Coffee options, and a great yogurt with fresh granola and fruit..

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Watsonville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful and lots of choices! Outdoor seating for those nice weather days. I had coffee and pastry, a treat for my long walk/run. Very nice staff!

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watsonville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

You can tell they are making everything from scratch...from their dressings to their pizza dough and everything in between! I had a Black Forest Ham & Brie Breakfast croissant sandwich that was perfect, brought my mom in last week and we sampled: I had the daily soup & organic salad combo while she had the 1/2 panino & requested pasta... More 

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Watsonville, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

A great little spot to get fresh and more creative type food. A coffee joint on steroids that offers a very nice menu. Worth the visit if a quaint enviroment is of value to you.

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Santa Cruz, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

It's a little hard to find in a corner of a shopping center, but it's worth the search. Simply fantastic sandwiches and salads for lunch. No table service which is too bad. Unassuming so not really a business lunch location, but great for going with a friend or co-worker.

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Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Excellent entrees.. do not miss their blueberry smoothie.. Fired cooked pizza is pretty good..

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

I can't speak for the entire menu, but the breakfast wraps & crousants are horrible! They looked appealing but tasted bland, blah, and very disappointing. The latte, orange juice, and fruit was good though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 734 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3566
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: 831-722-0480

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Café

Description

they have another restaurant in Hollister and are listed on yelp and other searches
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

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