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The Picnic Basket

125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5412
+1 831-427-9946
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (44 reviews)
“ice cream” (33 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5412
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Reviewed yesterday

A great little lunch spot with a view of the beach. It was crowded, but they seemed pretty efficient at getting orders out. Staff was friendly and they offered a menu that showed creativity and different twists. I had the egg salad sandwich that had...More

Thank hamiltontravler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came for breakfast as it's just below the Beach Street Inn where we were staying so very convenient. The staff all seem very young and uninterested. I asked for the egg salad sandwich to come without lettuce for my 8 year old. Oh it's...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We rode our bikes here from the AirBNB house we are staying at; they have outside seating so it was VERY convenient. Breakfast burrito was great! Totally different thanks to their fresh cabbage blend. The salsa that comes with it is great too; not very...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place justifies its exorbitant prices by claiming its ingredients are "farm sources". Good for you! A BLT still shouldn't cost $10! The space is tiny and the service is absolutely awful. When we finally got to the front of the line, there was no...More

Thank Zachary H
Reviewed 6 days ago

During our 2 day visit, we ended up here 2 times. On first time, our local friends took us here for some yummy local ice scream and the second time we came here for breakfast. Not the cheapest place but the service was pleasant and...More

Thank JiiBird
Reviewed 1 week ago

I kid you not! Went back three times for the grilled cheese and pickled carrots. What a gem! Run - don't walk - to this wonderful restaurant!

Thank RomanGoblets
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a bacon & egg breakfast burrito & they told us we would have to add the bacon....ok. Then they asked if we wanted avocado we said sure....30 minutes & $28 later we get the most flavorless burrito we've ever had! It had coleslaw...More

Thank Steev_0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and great location, but pricey for the slow service. They definitely need to staff up. This place is open for breakfast, but they did not even have all their stools for outdoor seating until almost 10 am. They need more people so that...More

Thank Rowena N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small place but many seating available indoor and outdoor. They have delicious sandwiches and salads. It is great to sit outside and watch the ocean while eating (if the weather is good)

Thank Bulent N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a sandwich and whatnot shop that utilizes local ingredients. That fact didn't make it any more delicious or worth the exorbitant price.

Thank germy1969
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Patty W
18 April 2017|
Response from Buenavistasc | Reviewed this property |
I'm not 100% sure of their hours but they definitely are open later during the summer months. I would suggest giving them a call or checking their website. 😃
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-9946
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