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“great spot for breakfast or quick lunch”
Review of The Picnic Basket

The Picnic Basket
Ranked #16 of 377 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed July 26, 2014

We hit the place for breakfast very limited menu but very good. Fresh coffee and pastries with some cooked items. Menu looked good for lunch and a LOT of people were getting it to take to the beach. Great location and more of a locals/tourist spot as opposed to straight up tourist.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Have these people ever heard of a FAN? Hotter than the gates of Hades inside and took forever to get our order in. Then, to top things off they forgot our granddaughter's mac & cheese which took yet another eternity to fix.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We came here for breakfast- I didn't think there were too many options, they forgot part of our order, and the portions weren't too big so we left hungry. The mocha I had was pretty good though.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were riding our bikes around Santa Cruz when we came upon this great little restaurant. The sandwiches we had were very fresh and tasty. Loaded with fresh greens and the bread of very fresh too. They do take there time to make sure the sandwiches looked and taste very good. Very happy we found this place. I had the chicken salad and my husband had the Ruben.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed right above The Picnic Basket at the Beach Street Inn over the Holiday weekend. We had coffee here and breakfast once. The staff was not friendly at all and it was almost like a problem that we ordered anything. We were basically interrupting them from recapping the night before with their co-workers.

The breakfast burrito was ok.... it is really not a breakfast burrito and really should call something else. My wife did enjoy the fact that they have almond milk for their coffee.

This was for sure a hipster joint and was not friendly to tourist even though it is in the middle of a tourist mecca.

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Thank ledieff
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