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Hoffman's Bakery Cafe

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1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (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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Palm Desert, California
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Dorothee
Santa Cruz, California
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37 reviews
27 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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78 reviews
51 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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87 reviews
71 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
Santa Cruz, California
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205 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 BrinMoreson
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45 restaurant reviews
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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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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116 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Our hotel offered free breakfast…but we grew weary of fake eggs and cereals. We stopped at Hoffman’s and viewed the menu, the variety of breakfasts were very appealing. Our group ordered several dishes Chilaquiles, Belgian Waffle, Eggs, and a vegetarian breakfast burrito. Every bite was absolutely delicious. The breakfast potatoes were nicely seasoned. I sampled our daughters waffle – it... More 

Thank ttaylor2u
Santa Cruz, California
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

On first Friday Hoffmans has buy one burger and get one free. They have a good happy hour with live blues bands. this is the place for happy hour.

Thank Paul S
DC Area
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

I had a nice brunch here. There's a good selection of egg dishes and sandwiches, and portions are large. The meal started off with some really nice scones on the table, which set expectations that weren't quite met by the rest of the meal. Eggs were good, but the scones really nailed it.

Thank DCAroundtheWorld

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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, 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
  • 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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