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“Unexpectedly delicious for breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Picnic Basket

The Picnic Basket
125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.427.9946
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Ranked #9 of 328 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: American
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly delicious for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Looks ify but staff delightful, food delicious from fresh squeezed OJ to great coffee and street scene constantly entertaining.
Give it a try.

Visited October 2013
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“The Perfect Lunch Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were headed down the coast and happened to be in Santa Cruz at lunch time. A friend had recommended The Picnic Basket to me, and I'm glad she did. The staff was friendly, the food was fresh and delicious, the view was great, and the coffee was incredible. I'm a bit of a coffee snob, and of all the iced lattes I had down the coast this was in the top two. If you sit at the window or outside you get a view of the beach and both locals and tourists strolling by. Perfect for people watching.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

great food and very nice spot to sit and watch the people. the daily salad was to die for...the staff was great...we ate here twice while we were in town for a couple of days.

Visited September 2013
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San Rafael, California
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“Hands down - best food on beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We tried other places but kept coming back here. Awesome, friendly staff and top shelf food. Order at the counter, they bring it out to you. Sidewalk seating perfect for people watching and soaking in the sun.

Visited September 2013
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“Stunning chance find.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Driving back from Monterey and stumbled on this little delight. Stunning food, great staff, quirky environment. Seek this place put for an awesome breakfast or lunch.

Sounds trite but the Mac n Cheese was a highlight. And the breakfast burrito. And the house salsa, OMG!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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