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Hoffman's Bakery Cafe - CLOSED

1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
+1 831-420-0135
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
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“profiteroles” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cafe
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1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed February 13, 2018

Until a couple of weeks ago, Hoffman's was a nice place to have light food, good cocktails and to listen to live music on weekend evenings. Unfortunately, they have just ceased doing business.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Lee G
Reviewed October 27, 2017

The service was sooooo slow. The food was good except that they ran out of the warm apple pie which was what we were all looking fwd to. The substitute profiteroles were so so. My husband said his ribs were not very good but my...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank mary c
Reviewed October 24, 2017

This cute cafe was a nice surprise. They have nice fresh scones, coffee was delicious and the service was excellent. I would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank WorldTraveler95
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Hoffman separates itself by its live music offerings. The food is relatively good, but great with live music background.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Had a sandwich here in late afternoon. Food excellent...sitting outside one can observe all the characters that compose downtown Santa Cruz.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Shirley R
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We found this restaurant on a Sunday night around 8:30 PM and thought they were closing. The music had stopped playing and the small 3 piece band was packing up. They said , no problem, they would serve us. Since it was late and we...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank beachbabes512
Reviewed August 21, 2017

One of my favorite breakfast places, and good for lunch and I really like their dinner, too. They have a bar as well as tables. The menu is diverse and there is something for everyone, young or old, healthy eater or less healthy eater, vegetarian...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Jessica M
Reviewed July 20, 2017

The French onion soup here is the best around, as are the hamburgers. Desserts are all house-made; our favorites are the profiteroles, the brownie sundae, and the warm apple pie with ice cream. Breakfast includes their delicious scones. Omelets are very good and generously sized.

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank olive2eat
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious omelettes filled with fresh tasting vegetables, cheese and bacon. They will substitute tofu or egg whites for regular eggs at no charge.The best part was that the came with scones. The hubby had cranberry which tasted like a...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Buenavistasc
Reviewed April 3, 2017

I wanted to like this place; but alas, it wasn't meant to be. We made reservations (Sat nite) and were seated promptly, we placed our orders, as the waiter explained they were out of 2 of the 10 dinner entrees.... and it was only 7pm!!...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Neetza
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$6 - $23
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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: +1 831-420-0135
  • E-mail
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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