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“Yummy bread. Delicious breakfast all around. Fab service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Brasil

Cafe Brasil
1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
831-429-1855
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Ranked #13 of 287 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
Bend, Oregon
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“Yummy bread. Delicious breakfast all around. Fab service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Yummy french bread. I dipped it into the great sauce from my cocota - Poached eggs with a spicy worsteshire brown sauce. It reminded me of the English brown sauce they serve there for breakfast, but with a "kick" (not too spicy though). My son devoured the rancheiros (black beans, over easy eggs, served "tostada" style on a flour tortilla (with the yummy bread on the side). Hubby had the avocado a cavalo - avo, tomato, poached eggs, melted cheese over more of the yummy bread. Our youngest had a more "traditional" meal... A giant fluffy pancake. He did not complain (and that's saying a lot). He ate the whole thing. The coffee was good (although Zachery's was a tad better), and the service was superb!

  • Visited June 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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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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111 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This place is fantastic! The menu choices and the food are spot on and the service is excellent. Good value too, which was a real bonus.

Parking is a little tricky, but the side streets are the best option and not a long walk. And it would have been even better if they had an espresso machine to complement the great meals with some quality Brazilian coffee.

A nice Brazilian twist to your breakfast experience that's definitely worth trying.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“DELICIOUS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Hard to park near, but worth it. It looks like a little house on the side of the road. Wish they were open for dinner!

  • Visited May 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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Monterey, California
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“Real Brazilian Flavors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

What a great spot for breakfast or lunch. As a fan of Brazilian food, this hit the spot for authentic flavors and style. The place is small, but the service is so good that you can get in, even on a weekend. And, any slight wait is worth it. Bright colors, fragrances, tropical vibe, spices-they all have that feeling that says Brazil. Yummy banana pancakes, fried plantains, acai, and the intense flavors of the coffee. Just a treat. Now-where to find this good a place in Monterey?

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A Taste of Brazil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Full of lovely Brazilians
Food good, prices good, service good,
just get there early to avoid waiting

Visited April 2013
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