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Hoffman's Bakery Cafe

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1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415 (Cathcart)
+1 831-420-0135
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Pacific Grove, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Great overall experience, fast, friendly service, Eggs Benedict and Prawn Tacos were absolutely delicious, seafood pasta very tasty. Club Sandwich a great choice also. Our waitress was very efficient. Thanks for a great food place in Santa Cruz!

Thank YoKern
Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Good little place with a good breakfast and lunch menu. Everything baked in house and the scones were great. Good sized portions and reasonably priced.

Thank Amanda G
Herndon, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Wife and I were in downtown Santa Cruz, on main drag, and stopped in, after looking over the menu board, which looked promising. I was informed Santa Cruz shuts down pretty early on weeknights, and we arrived about 8:30. There was only one other couple in the restaurant, so asked if still serving dinner and assured they were. The server... More 

Thank Gregg W
Westchester, California, United States
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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94 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $23
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: +1 831-420-0135
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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