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Los Gatos Cafe

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340 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-7243
+1 408-354-4647
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06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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449 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My wife researched lunch venues while we were in Santa Cruz. So we took California 17 (incredible curvy and hilly and full of kamikaze drivers) and stopped at Los Gatos. (the story of The Cats is that people would dump off their pet cats around here and the town was full of stray cats) The Cafe was full of patrons... More 

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Thank tatliturk
Los Gatos, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This cafe has all the traditional breakfasts plus more. The service is fast and efficient. Because it is always full and busy, it is noisy!

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Thank LSherry1914
Sacramento, California
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is classic great diner food. We found this place on our drive thru to Capitola. It's a great lunch. The breakfast looked amazing too. I highly recommend you sample a few of the baked goods.

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Thank whatupdude
Saratoga, California
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This place is well known by locals so you can expect to wait in line during weekend brunch. If you go during weekdays and early enough you ll find a spot. The reason fr their success is that the food is very good and prices reasonable. Good service too and warm ambiance.

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Thank Corinne D
Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you find better Hash Browns and overall breakfast, please tell me quick... because I have never found anything that beats the Los Gatos Cafe on Santa Cruz in LG.

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Thank PuckerBrushKid-2
Tel Aviv, Israel
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104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

There is something phony about the cookie cutter qualities of most chains. There is something authentic and wonderful about the Los Altos Cafe. The breakfast menu is huge. It answers the question "How many breakfast options can a restaurant offer?" The wait staff reminded me of the traditional cafe with helpful and cheerful staff. The vegetarian frittata I ordered was... More 

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Thank Stephen K
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is an excellent choice for breakfast, lots of choices and the best breakfast potatoes I have ever had!

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Thank Cathy D
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We frequent this place and the food is always great! Breakfast is fantastic and inexpensive. FOr lunch I like their burgers and the 1/2 sandwich combo's that change daily. Friday's clam chowder is fablulous, but come early they can run out it's that good.

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Thank John C
San Jose, California
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The draw back of this place is that it is often crowded and there is sometimes a wait to be seated. The other drawback is the small size relative to the amount of people in the room. But, the portions are generous. There are lots of great menu items. The prices are reasonable. And, the food is really good! I... More 

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Thank amychav
Placerville, California
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201 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered the chicken fried steak with three eggs & hash browns. Everything thing was good including a strawberry shake I had with my meal. I will be back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-7243
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-354-4647

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