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Walnut Avenue Cafe

106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
“home fries” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This Place is a Jem! Located downtown Santa Cruz with the best food and service to offer a breakfast foodie. Well worth the few extra minutes of waiting for a table on Sunday morning!

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Convenient location off Pacific in downtown Santa Cruz. I had Great eggs benedict and mt friend had a hearty breakfast before a wine tasting across the street at Soif on a Saturday. We were lucky to snag one of the tables on the cozy front...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place was busy on a Saturday morning but we only had a 5 minute wait. Our server was right there and our food came quickly. Our coffee cups were never low. I had the old special and the plate was full. My daughter had...More

Thank AlabamaTraveler33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best breakfast and lunches in Boulder. They always get all of our changes and additions correct. Might love the Southside Walnut Cafe even more but that one didn't show up.

Thank 1aura1ee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fresh, tasty, and well priced. Service was excellent. I at a delicious bleu cheese burger and my daughter had scrambled eggs with feta.

Thank jennycT3365NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love having breakfast here! Everything we've tried has been good, from scrambles & omelets to pancakes, french toast & benedicts. Breakfast potatoes have always been my quality marker for restaurants, & these are real, cooked fresh, with onions & spices. The optional muffins are...More

Thank JamaisVu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, the service was great - prompt and provided advice on the menu. No upselling. Second, the food was fresh and well prepared. Third, the atmosphere felt good - lots of families out for breakfast - obviously popular among locals.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My breakfast was absolutely perfect! I had the green chilies and cheese scramble with home fries and a 9 grain pancake on the side. I couldn't decide between the scramble or the pancakes, so the waitress said I could sub the pancakes for the bread....More

Thank bstorm
Reviewed 18 April 2017

After a five hour drive whats a thirty minute wait for an excellent breakfast. After we were seated I noticed that it averages about thirty minutes from check in to table. The place was packed(10:30 on a Saturday) so we chose to eat out front...More

Thank MWM1958
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Large selection on the breakfast menu brings a crowd. Get there early or expect to wait for a table. Once seated service is fine and the food is of high quality with generous portions.

Thank Ira S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2307
  • E-mail