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Harbor Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved everything about this place. Everything felt extremely relaxed and friendly. We had the frittata supreme (which I strongly recommend) and the 3-egg omelette with sausage. Portions were huge and the food was delicious! Honestly the best breakfast we had during our 2 week trip in California.

Thank Odile S
Long Island, New York
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and I came with others who raved about the mimosas and deliciousness of their brunch. They have a great variety of dishes to choose from, indoor and outdoor seating, and a slew of hot sauces. I enjoyed being able to have a generous serving of fresh fruit and healthy options (it would be nice if they made... More 

Thank RollingStoneRolling
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular locals place to have breakfast and lunch. You can only make reservations if you have 6 or more and then is usually a wait, but they serve coffee while you are waiting. Its very popular, but worth the wait!

Thank NancyCrowell
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't understand why this place gets such good reviews. The items on the Breakfast and Lunch menu are very run-of-the-mill - nothing special to choose from. The preparation of the food is average at best (we had undercooked home fries and soggy English Muffins with our Eggs Benedict.) Drinks are expensive and watered-down. The outdoor seating is uncomfortable and... More 

Thank Greg H
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on the way to Monterey bay. We came in and they sat us right away. The food came out really quick and delicious. The server very attentive . The place got filled up really quick, make sure you come early. They open at 8 am.

East Bay, California
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast, and ate on the patio so the dog could stay with us. They have a small dog menu of a few treats to entertain the pups. Human food really good too. I had the breakfast burrito. Yum.

Thank Gina K
Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great little deals every day for breakfast for sure. Only open to 2, Limited parking is a drag. Cool casual atmosphere. Helpful staff, Go there when they have their Blood May specials!

Thank Fredforyourhead
Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

you won't be dissapointed with this place. The food is very good and prices are very reasonable. Open from 8 to 2....it can get very busy on weekends so be ready to wait:)

Thank vito l
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't too adventures there. Eggs and their house potatoes. I did myself the favor of ordering Carnitas which were excellent. I would go back just for those.

Thank David P
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Get there just before opening at 8:00 or else you may be waiting a while (even on weekdays). Lovely picnic table seating outside in addition to indoor seating. Portions are generous! Delicious pancakes, French toast, omelettes, and huevos rancheros. We saw someone else get a frittata that looked amazing! Service could be better (faster, more attentive).

Thank travelequalsbliss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-475-4948

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?