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Harbor Cafe

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535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
+1 831-475-4948
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“frittata” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

I came after rush hour so was seated pretty quickly. Having read reviews, I didn't want to come at peak rush and wait. I ordered coffee. Over the course of waiting for my meal, eating my meal, ordering an extra pancake at the end, no...More

Thank rebkitty
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Excellent breakfast and lunch. Only open until 2pm. Great inside and outdoor seating. OK to have your dogs outside. There is always a wait, but the turnover is quick and it's DEFINITELY worth the wait! This is our "go to" spot when friends come to...More

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

The hot spot for breakfast in town. Big lineup on sunday before they even opened. Good and broad menu choices. A must on sunday

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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice local vibe here. I ordered the Captain's Fritatta, good and very filling for a reasonable price.

Thank Yoritomo
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Harbor cafe is a fun restaurant for the whole family, even your pooch is welcome! We have been frequenting the cafe for years. Our kids love it and it is always a favorite of our friends when they come to town. Good music, friendly staff...More

Thank Kenda H
Reviewed October 10, 2016

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...More

Thank Odile S
Reviewed October 6, 2016

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...More

Thank RollingStoneRolling
Reviewed October 3, 2016

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
Reviewed September 29, 2016

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...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed September 27, 2016 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...More

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Francesca G
September 2, 2017|
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Response from 1beachbrat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw your question. Yes, they will. They are really great there and the food is just ...well, you want to eat until you burst ;D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 831-475-4948
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