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Review of Cafe Brasil

Cafe Brasil
1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
831-429-1855
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Ranked #20 of 331 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Brazilian
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
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“I would give a 4 because...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2007

I would give a 4 because the food is good, but the service seems like it's always the weekend

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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Los Angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Breakfast to Die For”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2007

This place is absolutely fantastic. It has the funky, hippyish feel of Santa Cruz, yet the food is well-conceived and executed to a level that you wouldn't expect from a little green shack that looks like it barely survived the last storm from Monterey Bay. I eat there every morning when I am in Santa Cruz ; just cannot get enough. There's one egg dish, I forget what it's called, but it has an unusual light brown sauce on it that is out of this world. Steak and eggs also a huge winner, but every dish I have had there has been outstanding. Nice atmosphere too, and I found the service to be perfectly fine. Highly recommended!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic food with tropical flair”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2006

What is there to say, but go try it yourself. This resturant is amazing for breakfast or lunch. Tropical juices (passion fruit, acai, pineapple), amazing black beans, fried plantains, etc. I've never had a bad meal here and I doubt anyone in Santa Cruz has either. Just go....

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“Best Breakfast in Santa Cruz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2006

Cafe Brasil is a great place to go out to breakfast. It's always busy (watch out for weekend mornings when the wait is looong) but popular for a reason. The service is pretty bad unless you're hip enough to know one of the waitresses who seat their friends first.
Don't be discouraged, though, because the food is excellent and well worth any wait or slowness. Try the huge selection of fresh smoothies, bannana pancakes, poached eggs with cocota sauce or heuvos rancheros.

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