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Hoffman's Bakery Cafe

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1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415 (Cathcart)
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Westchester, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came upon this place on a Sunday morning, before the brunch crowds descended upon Pacific Avenue. I was warmly greeted by the waitress, who immediately served me with a scone and coffee and recommended the Eggs Benedict. It hit the spot. I had an enjoyable breakfast on a relaxed Sunday morning.

Thank Larry S
Santa Cruz, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

OHHH the bread! They've been bakers here for many years, eventually put their breads in local stores which was great, and about 10 years ago opened this restaurant. Wonderful breakfasts, nice sidewalk dining to enjoy local color, nice folks all around.

Thank sayyestolife
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I was there two weeks ago and tried their prawns and avocado tacos. It was good but the selection seems limited for both breakfast and lunch service.

Thank Grecel L
Palm Desert, California
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A friend who lives in Santa Cruz recommended Hoffmans. We went for lunch and sat in the outside patio with our dog. Cameron, our server, was professional and efficient. My husband had a burger and I had a tuna melt. Both were excellent. The next morning we decided to go again for breakfast. Once again, Cameron was our server and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We ate a late breakfast here this morning. I decided to try something other than chilaquiles and had the Green Giant prepared as a frittata (can also be prepared as scramble or omelet). Artichoke, asparagus, avocado, spinach, feta. Wonderful and served with home fries, little cubes that I always order extra brown. Companion tried the huevos rancheros made with black... More 

Thank ed o
New York City, New York
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

When visiting my West Coast family we always have breakfast at Hoffman's. The scones are warm ands luscious, we fight over them and never leave any on the table. The breakfasts are well done with interesting twists. I had the California style eggs Benedict with avocado and crispy bacon. I know we'll be back

Thank Sharidbw
San Francisco, CA area
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90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I have been to Hoffman's several times over the past few years, for both brunch and lunch, and while I can't recall any real specifics about the food, I can say that I have always enjoyed my meals there. I DO remember that they have VERY tasty scones! The atmosphere is nice, though it can get very crowded on the... More 

Thank GoofballDad
Woodinville, Washington
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325 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I tried a salad here that was very good. Service was also good. This a cozy place that would make a good date place. Sometimes they have live music and it can be a bit loud, so if you want to have a conversation, you might want to go when the band isn't there. The night I was there they... More 

Thank Brin651
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We were served competently by Dominick in this downtown eatery. They had daily dinner and drink specials which I tried. The food was home style, healthy, nutritious and delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank glennopp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Had my lunch there and the staff were really nice and attentive. Ordered a side salad and a Seafood Pasta to share. Both were yummy!!! Me and my husband have chosen to sit outside the alfresco area and it was really relaxing with the sun and breeze. Price is reasonable n remember to tip as well!!!

Thank Ana Paula N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $23
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
  • Public Transportation: Metro station located less than 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 8314200135
The Hottest new restaurant in Santa Cruz is Hoffman's! With a spacious new wine bar, fabulous new menu and trendy new look Hoffman's is ready to show the Bay Area how great dining can be in Santa Cruz. Brunch and dinner are served 7 days a week at their downtown location with cuisine ranging from their famous Eggs Benedict to distinct tapas menu served during afternoon and dinner hours. Chef Jayson Holzworth displays culinary mastery in the kitchen and Sommelier/Beverage Director Marie Hoffman compliments the cuisine with a spectacular wine list! Live Jazz starts at 6:30 nightly! Make your reservations now and see what all the hype is about!

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