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Cafe Limelight

1016 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3828
+1 831-425-7873
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good49%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
1 Aug 2017
“Nice little cafe”
23 Nov 2016
“Cozy & comfortable & Good eats”
Closed Now
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.All hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1016 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3828
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A nice little find. Simple menu, done well and made fresh. Nice soups and salads. Well priced and appears to be individually owned.

Thank Camjito
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a cute homey spot and perfect for a quick bite to eat. Patio & inside dining. Dog friendly :) Tomatoe Bisque soup came nice & hot & yummy. Turkey-Brie & pesto panini was wonderful as was Turkey Club panini. This was a perfect...More

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Here's a nice little spot with atmosphere and enjoyably unpretentious food. I spent an afternoon with my mentor here, in conversation in a friendly and quiet environment. The menu provides an array of panino, served with a salad. While it sounds like a light meal,...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Ate lunch had caprese panini sandwich it was great!!!!!! Small cozy and friendly! Even have a menu for dogs!

Thank Shannonsassy
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Eating on the patio with Ranger I was served a people menu, a doggy menu, and a bowl of water. Ranger was treated with love and dignity and was served a plate of turkey while I had a marvelous panino sandwich. It was delightful.

Thank Rangersmom123
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Food was good. Sandwiches, salads and soups. Wish they would add a few dinner options. Probably a better lunch than dinner spot. But great paninis, good service and a nice patio for the dogs.

Thank bl1416
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Love this intimate restaurant that feels like going to a family dinner. The folks at the Santa Cruz Food Tour recommended this place and they were right. Great favors, good jazz music, and an unrushed

Thank Anders C
Reviewed 14 March 2015

A very small restaurant with very big food. This little spot is on Cedar Street which is a block off of Pacific Avenue. It's a quiet place with small tables, a wall full of African masks and a a small service counter. The menu is...More

Thank Brin651
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Cafe Limelight is one of my favorite lunch places in downtown Santa Cruz. I absolutely adore cheese in all its forms, and a good, toasty, melty, panino is one of my favorite ways to devour it (Grilled cheese for grownups! What's not to like?). Seriously...for...More

Thank RedwolfCalifornia
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had a very nice lunch at this little café. Mostly Panini sandwiches and soups & salads. Very good lunch combos. The chicken tortilla chili is excellent although a bit pricey for a very small bowl. Definitely will return. Good value.

Thank simon s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3828
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-7873
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