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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I consider ourselves connoisseurs of Eggs Benedict and pancakes, respectively. The standard Benedict and spiced apple almond pancakes were excellent. The al fresco dining area is great. Our server was friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

I had an omelet and pancakes. The omelet was enough for 2 meals. The coffee is good. I went on the fourth of July so had to wait a bit to get seated. The outdoor seating is nice, quiet.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

I eat here a lot - food is always good and always has been. garden omelet is wonderful and no-one around has better burgers.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

They have average breakfast. Service is good. Since there are not a lot of breakfast places in Aptos this will do.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 1, 2021 via mobile

We got lucky with our arrival time on Fathers Day. Made it before the crowd. We ate inside and enjoyed our breakfast.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed November 25, 2020

Sad to write this. As a life long Aptos resident my experience today with Red Apple just upsets me as I've always enjoyed the place prior. I ordered food to go was told 20 minutes. They were friendly on the phone and helped me remember...my favorite item on the menu. Drove over and thats when I just don't understand what happened. They have two lines posted outside. One to get seated one to pick up food. So I stood in the pick up. One employee said "someone will be with you in a moment" as she passed by. For the next ten minutes I stood like an idiot while employee after employee walked past me. I even got a funny look from a table wondering the same thing as I was. Why is he (I) still standing there. About 80% of the tables were filled and I can guess that this is busy for them. Not really the issue. In fact even still standing there 30 minutes after placing my order not the biggest issue. It was literally just being completely ignored. So I left realizing that my small order was not important enough for them. Went to another local Aptos place and was helped quickly and had great food. Quite honestly would of let it all go there until I get a phone call from them upon their closing telling me my omelette from hours ago is still there. I told the lady on the phone what happened and instead of just simply apologizing as really it wasn't an issue to me anymore she doubled down on poor customer service saying her and spoke there and I told her someone had already helped me. Now I have no idea how she knows who she called and how she knows this person she spoke to was me. Or if she was the one that told me someone would be with me how she now believes she asked if I need help and I told her I didn't. But either way. WTH? She then decides to try and triple down and great representation of Red Apple by saying "well I guess we both will go hungry". Um... well, first no one of isn't anymore because other places have better service. And no secondly, I feel compelled to write this after having moved on completely with my day. Good job ensuring I will never come back or do everything I can to let friends and family know to go other places.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

Food here is always top notch. My corned beef hash was really good, didn’t over power with any one ingredient and I was so happy that bell peppers weren’t overused! Eggs Benedict were just as classic as they should be. Patio seating was packed on...a Sunday so be prepared to wait. Well worth it! Wait staff work hard here!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Been going to this restaurant for years....breakfast and lunch. Always busy...outdoor seating is available. Staff is very friendly and always willing to make “it happen” for you!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

4*Red Apple Café Aptos Great breakfast venue, located on top level of a shopping center Had the bacon Ortega chile scramble; it was the best; even had cream cheese in it Pancakes were okay; real maple syrup costs extra The fruit was super fresh Good...food serviceMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

Such a neat little place..with so much food! Lots of different choices. Always eat here when we are in town and always leave stuffed! So delicious! Will always go here and recommend highly.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

The food here was delicious with huge portions. The menu was so long we only looked at one page before ordering. Service was friendly and fast.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

This place is hands down our favorite! We stayed locally for 5 days and ate here every morning! We left everyday full and content until dinner! The portions are huge ingredients are fresh & vibrant.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

We entered a little before noon and found the cafe very busy. We were promptly seated but not so promptly served. It was clear that the wait staff was running their tails off. We finally got to order and then waited... and waited. Coffee cup...empty, replenishment not likely anytime soon. My partner's chicken fried steak was good... for at least three eaters. Wow, what a big heap of quality cottage fries. The steak was respectable and so was the white sauce on the side. Only about a third of it was eaten by a hungry eater. I did manage to polish off my BLT, built with a generous amount of crisp bacon as requested. The accompanying french fries were also very good. Very good food, lots of noise, very slow service. Another venerable eatery. Long live Red Apple. Get some more help. Oh, given the fact that most patrons appear to be seniors, the restaurant should consider portion-sharing or smaller portions. A half order of the chicken friend steak would be most appropriate. My BLT could also be cut in half.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Either indoor or outdoor pation seating is inviting. The portions of food are HUGE. Everything we ordered arrived very timely and made to order. The winner on this visit is the Special huevos rancheros with pulled pork! WOW!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed their super large pancakes. The breakfast food was the best. It is a very casual and friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Call the restaurant for info. They serve breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is the best.
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Red Apple Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4