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Sunrise Cafe

Cafe, American, Diner
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4718 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073-2427
+1 831-462-0466
06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG! Their breakfast is delicious and huge! The coffee is superior to most breakfast cafes. The service was spot on. The atmosphere was casual and friendly. It's a small cafe and retro looking, cute place. We wanted the pesto papas but they were out of pesto. We ended up ordering the Potato Mess and added avocado. Like I said- it... More 

Thank Luci N
Soquel, CA
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Sunrise Cafe amid the little village of Soquel is a throwback to the wonderful mom-and-pop diners of yesteryear. I recently enjoyed another excellent breakfast there, so I thought it was time to offer my comments here. The breakfast menu is complete and varied, offering traditional egg combinations and an excellent array of omelets. You will think these are home-cooked... More 

Thank fords4ever
Santa Cruz, California
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200 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We have never been to this breakfast restaurant before, mainly because it's hard to find parking. They have a good menu of different breakfast options and it's very reasonable. The server was very attentive too. I think if they updated the inside like a cute little cafe, the whole experience would be much better. I would come back again for... More 

Thank timteresa0
Aptos, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

As a tradition, a small group of our family eats breakfast at Sunrise Cafe sometime Thanksgiving weekend. We love it!

Thank dcypher2016
Toledo, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

My husband and I visited California from Ohio so the time change threw us off - we woke up at about 4 am California time all ready to go. We drove around a bit looking for somewhere to stop and have breakfast before a 9 am reservation for ziplining. We just sort of happened across Sunrise Cafe and we are... More 

Thank haley_katherine
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry but if you have come here and not noticed how disgusting the entire place is, open your eyes. There is dust and grease everywhere (especially around the electrical hanging in the window). The bathroom is absolutely disgusting with old black dirt in all corners and around the sink. You can see inside the kitchen and yuck! The floors... More 

Thank Leah W
Santa Cruz, CA
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Santa Cruz area is known for the number and quality of breakfast/lunch restaurants. Just review the list on Trip Advisor for Santa Cruz and Soquel. I am a breakfast lover. No restaurant in town is better than the Sunrise. The potatoes are cooked fresh, not from frozen. The sausages are local and excellent. The biscuits are scrumptious.

Thank Martin K
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We read the reviews and decided to stop in for breakfast. Very glad we did! Very friendly service, I had the bacon,eggs and biscuit side of gravy, excellent. My husband had the country breakfast, thought it was great. Definitely would recommend.

Thank Pamela H
Watsonville, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

I hesitate to review Sunrise, for fear of increasing business and making it harder to enjoy... BUT, I must. This is my all-time favorite standard place to go, for a quick lunch, for a leisurely breakfast, for a cup of coffee. Friendly staff, fast cooks (but they do occasionally get slammed when too many of us arrive at the same... More 

Thank Georg R
Santa Cruz, California
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255 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Great basic breakfast joint. Awesome eggs-benny. Very good coffee. Theres usually a few people lined up waiting on the weekends but don't that that discourage you. There a few nice benches for waiting. Nice family atmosphere.Easy to find, good parking, good prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4718 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073-2427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Soquel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-462-0466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?