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Zachary's Restaurant

819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
+1 831-427-0646
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“coffee cake” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (21 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh home-made breads, huge choices for omelets and egg dishes and specials each day make Zachary's one of the best breakfasts spots in Santa Cruz. Go early on weekends to avoid a long wait.

Thank Stevej95060
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent. Nothing more to say. Just be sure to walk to the back, and sign in on the waiting list, then help yourself to a cupcake while you wait

Thank SnapshotNewEngland
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We walked from near the pier and some portions of the walk were a bit sketchy. The restaurant’s front window was etched with graffiti and there was graffiti on the trash can in the bathroom. I however didn’t feel unsafe, but did notice it. The...More

Thank w0rkt0travel
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We were visiting family in Santa Cruz and wanted to eat brunch. They selected Zachary’s. It was a great choice. It was during the week so we were seated in a shot time. I had the pancakes with Bacon and it was very good. The...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We just happened on this lovely place. Great food and the service was the best. It is a combination bakery & restaurant with good basic food done right and priced fairly. You can go in the back if there isn’t parking out front.

Thank E K
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I would recommend Zachary's for breakfast. Food was great and so was the blueberry coffee cake. There was a wait to get in because we arrived late for Sunday breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank Bgm65
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice casual restaurant. The food is pretty tasty and the prices reasonable. It's a hip happening place in the college town of Santa Cruz. The staff seem to enjoy the work. Expect a wait on weekends. Well worth a visit.

Thank FullTiltTraveler
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Take it from a local, this is the place to go! The "Mike's Mess" is amazing. I've also had lunch and their patty melt is incredible. Be prepared to wait for a table but it's worth it. You can wait outside or in a sitting...More

Thank rachleff
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We pulled up at 9:30 on a Sunday and saw a large crowd waiting to be seated. We waited close to half an hour for a table of 5. We were brought drinks quickly and ordered. It took a little while for the food to...More

Thank Kris N
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We loved our breakfast at Zachary's. The ballet at our hotel recommended and we were not disappointed. It was obvious this was a local favorite by the line out the door. The menu had lots to choose from and the bread is made in house....More

Thank ccc8712017
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Response from Justusbraz | Reviewed this property |
I'm almost positive I saw mimosas on the board.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-0646
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