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Walnut Avenue Cafe

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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“home fries” (15 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Based on reviews we decided to have breakfast at Walnut Avenue Cafe and we had a very good meal. Expect crowds on the weekend and a wait if you don't arrive early. The menu is more than ample. We had an omelet and huevos rancheros....More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Not impressed- stay away. Party of 5 waited 30 minutes to get in (that's ok) but then waited 15 minutes for the server and another 45 minutes before our food came. The table next to us had two different groups come and go (parties of...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great breakfast place in downtown Santa Cruz. Love their scrambles. Good home fries, nice servers. Often crowded but worth the wait.

Thank Sara R
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Had brunch here. One of the best brunches I've had in Santa Cruz county. Servers were also very attentive. Will absolutely be going again

Thank jhull01
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Four of us had lunch here on a Sunday drive from Frisco to Carmel. It was noonish so there was a moderate wait, although the restaurant is decent size. We were rewarded with good service, very good food and reasonable prices.

Thank DaveDutton
Reviewed January 19, 2017

On a busy pre-holiday weekend morning I happened to be in Santa Cruz in search of a good brunch place before my drive home. This place was HIGHLY recommended. Though there was a pretty long wait for a table, I decided to go for it...More

Thank Arielle G
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Fun, intimate, delicious, friendly, nicely priced breakfast time for all!!! You may end up waiting a little to be seated, but it is well worth the wait. Fresh local fruit and produce to make all the yummy eats!

Thank Dannie H
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Located off the downtown pedestrian mall, this is a great local spot, but very popular. Food is excellent, service was excellent too. It doesn't look like a big place but they do a good job getting you your food, so the wait is not too...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed November 15, 2016

The choices of dishes, the quality and preparation, and the service are great. Very importantly, the espresso drinks and coffee are wonderful. Be aware that weekend brunch is very crowded and weekday breakfast also. There is a counter which is often available and the service...More

Thank Lori243
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

This is the breakfast place in downtown Santa Cruz. Nothing fancy or extraordinary (except the service). It's a great place to meet a friend to share a meal and a hot/cold beverage. The menu items never vary from one time to the next and they...More

Thank Jilldeville
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2307
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