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River Cafe

415 River St, Ste K, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2724
+1 831-420-1280
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible27%
Sep 1, 2017
May 24, 2017
“Great food, drinks, and deserts ”
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415 River St, Ste K, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2724
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Nice people. Great coffee. Good breakfast. More earthy than juicy. But healthy wonderful bread and obviously quality ingredients. It's Santa Cruz. So, expect at least a modicum of Birkenstock- type service or mindset. If you do, you will be happy and less excitable. And well...More

1  Thank Bill K
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Some of the best Santa Cruz offers. Organic, healthy, and fresh. Next to the Patagonia Outlet. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank Henry S
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

This place has become a mess! They don't listen, they don't care! I had to ask twice for the toast Then they brought me warm bread. There was more but don't want to waste time talking about it.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I am not sure what this place thinks it is but i can tell you that the food is very average, the service is zero. We waited for 40 minutes and still the area we waited to eat at was not cleared. There is a...More

Thank Australia1962
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Mostly outdoor tables, laid back in atmosphere, food & service. Okay place to sit on the deck, not very professional in any respect. So don't expect too much.

Thank Breakfast-42D2
Reviewed June 6, 2016

It's hard to find a place in the City of Santa Cruz that still makes fresh sandwiches, much less one that has parking and excellent IPAs on draft. To top it off, it has a quiet outdoor wooden deck with lots of tables in a...More

1  Thank david f
Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I are an elderly Asian American couple who arrived at the River Cafe just before noon on April 10, 2015. We informed the cashier upon entering that we had a Groupon coupon which we wanted to use, and she became immediately angry....More

4  Thank CaliforniaDoug
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Be warned - the sandwiches here are huge. We happened on to it because it was next to a yarn store we were visiting. Food is organic I believe. Prices seem high until you see the portion size. If we had known the sandwiches were...More

1  Thank CurtH343
Reviewed November 15, 2014

if anyone invites you to River Cafe. A good idea, gone so wrong. Looking to be a homey, low-key, somewhat organic cafe, it is a cheesy, dirty, poorly run grungy spoon. Line and waits are long because staff is poorly trained. Sign at counter says...More

Thank roamingnoni
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Tiny little place with indoor and outdoor seating. There is only one person in the back getting the food ready, so if someone asks for a latte, the line stalls. Today was my first visit. We had the pumpkin dal and a piece of frittata....More

Thank piffen
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 River St, Ste K, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-420-1280
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River Cafe specializes in localized menu options, offering the finest organic produce in Santa Cruz County. The seasonal menu features paninis, breakfast and lunch options, house preserves, and a domestic cheese selection. Enjoy Alta Organic coffee, Golden Moon teas, and tasty sodas, beers & wines including Santa Cruz Aleworks and Vida Juice. We also offer catering services and host monthly suppers.
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