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“Really, really, really good food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Linda's Seabreeze Cafe

Linda's Seabreeze Cafe
Ranked #4 of 368 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Cruz
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Really, really, really good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

I almost hate to tell people about the Seabreeze Cafe because it will just make it even more crowded. The food is awesome. The baked goods are baked fresh daily, the cinnamon rolls are to die for, and the cakes, bread puddings, and pies or crisps are amazing. Each day there is a different muffin and a different dessert, but there is always the cinnamon roll. They try to use as many local, organic ingredients as possible, with the fish being bought right off the docks. They know how to cook the food perfectly every time and get it out to you quickly. (It's never greasy.) Even if there is a huge line, they know how to turn the tables quickly. They have daily specials with amazing scrambles with eggs or tofu (the basil scramble and the Tex Mex specials are totally delicious). And, the service is always friendly and professional. We go there a couple of times a week. :-)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't call it "Linda's"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

You'll annoy Tex and Claire, the owners; Linda's been gone awhile. Good food, very well prepared; impeccable service and delivery. Home-made cinnamon roll or muffin with every meal, and they're not small. Families, neighborhood people, and folks who came in Porches sit side by side. Friendly, cheeky staff. I'll never forget the time the waitresses dressed up like bacon and eggs for Halloween. Go there -- if on a weekend, before 8 unless you like waiting a half-hour. Which isn't all that bad in the parking lot, because there's a coffee station in the parking lot and you can drink up while everybody's children and dogs run in circles in the parking lot. A good scene.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Robert D
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SACRAMENTO
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“What a Find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

People who live in Santa Cruz know about this great little restaurant, most tourists haven’t found it yet. What I love is the great breakfasts and it opens at 6:00am. The wonderful Tofu Scrambles are large, hearty and a great way to start a busy day. Being GF vegan I had no trouble with the breakfast menu; lunch menu might be a little more challenging but I am sure the friendly staff could offer suggestions. Most of the vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Santa Cruz don’t open until 10:00am or 11:00am, the Seabreeze is an exception. Being early risers, my partner and I are looking forward to our next trip to Santa Cruz and a big, big breakfast (especially my partner)!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ValleyPrimrose
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Hayward, California
2 reviews
“Delicious Omelets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

At first I wasn't sure judging from the outside. But on the inside the staff is very friendly. The food is great quality, not to greasy. I ordered the bacon and cheese omelet , they definitely don't lack with the serving size. My boyfriend had the tostada omelet, that came with a tortilla and fresh salsa. He made two full burritos with more food left over. This place is usually very crowded but we got there at a great time around 11am.

Visited November 2012
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Thank StephieG777
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Santa Cruz CA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Amost too popular”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Absurdly popular -- there's often a waiting line at lunch and always a waiting line on weekend mornings.

Visited September 2012
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