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4652 Scotts Valley Dr, Tree Circus Center, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4261
(831) 438-5900
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, food, staff, location. Excellent wine list carefully chosen by owner for variety and quality. Visit every chance I have.

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Woodinville, Washington
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

The restaurant is small and kind of arty. You order at a counter and they bring the food to the table. I had a sandwich which was okay, but nothing great. Some interesting and inventive items on the menu, though. And the bakery items looked good. Nice coffee and dessert option. I would try this place for lunch if you... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Low-key dining for lunch or dinner, good variety on the menu, good value for the money. For lunch, the sandwiches are always good, and they have a varied selection of wines. Dinner always has something interesting and local favorites.

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Watsonville, California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

My wife and I were looking for a place to have dinner before a Slaid Cleaves concert in Felton, and decided to try out a recommended Scotts Valley restaurant, Mint. We proceeded to have one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in Scotts Valley, with tasty food, good beer on tap, and attentive service, all in a casual... More 

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Oakland, California
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We almost didn't go there, as info on the restaurant is devilishly hard to find. The link from TripAdvisor is broken, and it's pretty much impossible to find the menu. So we went there with a Plan B, but didn't need it. It's casual dining, but very high quality. The menu is small, but varied, from small starters to pasta... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I am usually greeted by Ed or Kelly the owners. This place is terrific. Great selection of wine and beers. Not to mention gormet food. I'am now considered a regular there. Home made soups and daily specials. Just what Scotts Valley needs. There are no other American Food Restaurants in the area.

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I loved this place! We were on our way back from zip-lining at Mount Hermon (see my review of Mount Hermon Adventures Redwood Canopy Tour here on Tripadvisor) and we popped in for a quick, casual dinner. This cute little restaurant/wine bar surprised me with such a unique menu, and a very good selection of wines. The staff was very... More 

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SantaCruzCA
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Mint is THE best restaurant in Scotts Valley and definitely one of the best in Santa Cruz. Oddly, it's in a business building .. so hard to find at first even though it's just off Scotts Valley Drive. The interior is wonderful, a blend of modern and charming .. with soft lighting and a variety of table settings: eat in... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great lunch spot with an interesting menu. Soups, Sammies, and Salads but always with a delicious twist. Interesting tas on classics with high quality ingredients. Great Lemonade! Also a wine bar--lots of comfortable seating and friendly atmosphere. Outside: look for the remnants of the old "Tree Circus" that used to be at this location.

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Boulder Creek, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I have been to The Mint Cafe many times with friends. The food and atmosphere are great. The waitress, however, is very rude. We came for an early lunch at 11:30, and wanted to sit on the couches. We were told we couldn't, because it was reserved for parties of 7 or more. We finally talked them into letting us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4652 Scotts Valley Dr, Tree Circus Center, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4261
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Scotts Valley
  • Phone Number: (831) 438-5900
Description
American cuisine. Lunch and dinner and wine tasting. Wine area separate from dining area.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?