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Cafe Ella

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734 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3566
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Watsonville, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Very popular place for lunch. If you only have an hour you won't make it. The service is average but slow. the food is interesting but very often just barely warm. Dinners are better because it is rarely as crowded as lunch. This means that your food is hot and service is better.

Thank Rob R
Watsonville, California
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248 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

It has been a while but I decided to pick up a sandwich at this place. I ordered a pastrami sandwich which was very good. Back a few years, you used to get a small container of cold slaw with the sandwich but not anymore- I guess things are getting a little tight. Besides the sandwiches, this is the only... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
San Leandro, California
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103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a small place in a nondescript strip mall, but the food is beyond fresh and delicious. The cafe is adorable with tables inside and on a small outside patio in back. I had the chicken salad sandwich with the vegetable lentil soup. So delicious

Thank Ann W
Santa Cruz, California
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

First time visitor using a Groupon to have lunch with my spouse. First, I didn't realize one could order a variety of Starbucks-like coffee drinks along with a few pastry choices. I skipped the coffe and ordered the daily soup special, that day's being Split Pea topped with bacon bits. It was certainly tasty and a satisfying bowl size but... More 

Thank ymceight
Freedom, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

Got the special panini of the day. Black Forest ham, red peppers, cheese. Perfectly balanced sandwich. Their pastrami and their "messy pastrami" is delicious too. Their pesto pasta looked good too, next time.

Thank Deb822
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

Excellent sandwiches and Java are available here. Lovely relaxing decor with an outside doggie friendly patio.Clean, comfortable space with very nice staff to help you. Thanks!

Thank Kim H
Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

at Ella's at the Airport. we came for lunch and found plenty of sumptuous food with big windows looking out on the runways of planes. Probably the only restaurant anywhere near hidden in a farm Town of Mexican food, with wonderful pizza and pasta and salads. we had it all! and tiramisu for desert. I saw a woman do take... More 

Thank wwanderX
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I could go on and on about this place, but I will keep it short and sweet. This place is absolutely great. When I first started coming here about 7 years ago I would always just get a drip coffee and it was a great spot for that. But they've since updated their menu and I have to say all... More 

Thank ChrisGreen89
Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

A chance find in Watsonville on a lazy Saturday. I had a Reuben panini, another friend had the wood-fired pizza. The panini bread was fantastic.. I even asked about the bakery that provides them .. A bakery in Seaside. The pizza was prepared on an outdoor wood-fired oven. Stop by when you are in Watsonville.

Thank JoAnna K
Missoula, Montana
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014

Even though I was told that the area was a little sketchy, we took a morning walk (actually heading to a different place) and stumbled upon Cafe Ella. It shares the same name as my little girl, so why not check it out? The ladies were nice, they had a very interesting and expansive menu, given their space, everything was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3566
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: 831-722-0480
they have another restaurant in Hollister and are listed on yelp and other searches

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?