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Erik's DeliCafe Santa Cruz Soquel Drive

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Sandwiches are made with high-quality meats, savory cheeses, and fresh produce. Our slow-simmered and hand-crafted soups, freshly-made salads, and delicious bakery goods are made with only the finest ingredients. Our commitment to our customers hasn't changed since we opened in Scott's Valley in 1973. A warm and inviting atmosphere and quality food served fast with friendly service is practiced in our DeliCafés every day. We look forward to serving you time and time again. Bring friends and family to share in the hospitality and goodness of Erik's DeliCafé.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
American, Soups, Deli
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Never again will i Waste my money on Erik's deli sandwich. The sandwiches with the vegetables are always where they never dry the vegetables the sandwiches are soggy then you bite into AM the discussing so I end up throwing my sandwich in the trash...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peggy R
EriksDeliCafe, Erik's DeliCafe at Erik's DeliCafe Santa Cruz Soquel Drive, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Hi Peggy, We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. We do pride ourselves on quality products, and apologize this was not the case during your visit. We will pass this information onto our Operations Team, as well as the owner of this location,...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018

Took my mother here for a late lunch / early dinner. There was only one gal working the front & she seemed stressed & unfriendly (perhaps understandable in that she was cleaning floors, taking orders, making salads & so on). When I ordered & again...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JamaisVu
EriksDeliCafe, Other at Erik's DeliCafe Santa Cruz Soquel Drive, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hi Jamais, We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. We do pride ourselves on quality products and strong customer service, and apologize this was not the case during your visit. We will pass this information onto our Operations Team, as well as the...More

Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

I loved the soup selection. I tried the clam chowder. The sandwiches were delicious. I had a roast beef sandwich. The decor and theme was super inviting. But the dining room seems to always be cold. It would be more inviting to eat my nice...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Kreilynn
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Eriks deli santa cruz is a good choice for grabbing deli style lunch. Good soups, salads and of course drinks. I went with the turkey walnut pesto with a pasta salad and Arnold Palmer. Good stuff

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank toohuge
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Going to Erik's is tasty, time-after-time. I have been going to Erik's for over 20 years, and I never been disappointed at the consistent quality, taste and value. Sandwiches, soups, and everything you order here is delicious. The setting is old country, warm, friendly and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank DCDrieberg
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Their menu specifies which items are gluten-free with a green circled "G" next to it, although it warns that there's a chance of cross-contamination. They also offer any sandwich on GF bread (pre-packaged Udi's). I asked them to make my daughter's sandwich on a clean...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Rachel B
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Eclectic and neat is a great way to describe this deli. This resembles an old country store that offers excellent food and good service. The staff is incredibly friendly with the meal being served quickly.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank ddmullis
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Just had a great sandwich called "Pilgrim's Progress." One of the best sandwich places I have been 70!

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank gkauf3
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Erik's is an institution around Santa Cruz, and all the locations make great food quickly at a fair price. There's a discount for Seniors, and best of all: they remember old favorites from their years-ago menus, so you can have a time-machine experience — your...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Linda B
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Grew up in Santa Cruz but I unfortunately moved away long ago but when in town, as I am now, Eriks is at the top of my list for lunch. I love their sandwiches and will try to work my way through the menu during...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Bob S
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