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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“home fries” (14 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 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 3 August 2016

We had breakfast here more than once during our stay. Service was quick and friendly, food was good and plentiful. Gets busy around 9am with locals and tourists looking to fill up for the day.

Thank MonkeyDrake
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food and service. Family has been coming here for years and never disappointed. Eggs Benedict and waffles!!!

Thank kenCA77
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I met a friend here for lunch. They serve breakfast and lunch and are open until 3pm. There is limited outside dining on the sidewalk. We both had the tostada. Flavors were good and there was an abundance of avocado. The greens of choice for...More

Thank Hippely
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This small cafe is located in the downtown shopping district and has a big menu. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table, but it was worth the wait. I had a big salad with teriyaki chicken, carrots, tomatoes, croutons, mandarin oranges and...More

Thank Brin651
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We walked over a mile from the reviews we read from Trip Advisor and it was well worth the walk, adventure and food!! The staff and food was fabulous!! Close to shopping and the beach!! A must go!!

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Terrific breakfast menu. We sat outside and enjoyed the great weather and food. The scramble was delicious.

Thank John E
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I just recently went to the cafe, and I enjoyed everything about it. The food was absolutely great, the kids loved it too. The prices are good for the amount of food you are getting. Also, the outdoor patio is dog friendly. I loved this...More

Thank DeliciousReviewer
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We parked easily just outside the cafe. It is a nice area. The food was wonderful and so it was busy. It we did get seated straight away. The waitress was very sweet but I got up a couple of times to refill my coffee.

Thank Sally J
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We visited this cafe late morning & although most customers were eating, we only wanted a drink. The host welcomed us at the door with a smile & when I explained we didn't want to eat, he was perfectly happy with that. He showed us...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

As the picture suggests had very filling breakfast. The family really enjoyed the breakfast. The staff very attentive. This place is 6 Stars.

Thank Mikeownr
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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