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Cafe Brasil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
+1 831-429-1855
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“banana pancakes” (13 reviews)
“acai bowl” (26 reviews)
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Cafe, Brazilian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really an excellent place for breakfast or lunch, with an enormous menu, not only Brazilian but also Hispanic (Mexican) and some anglo things. Pleasant surroundings, good service, fair prices. Parking not easy, but doable on side streets.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long morning of hiking, this place hit the spot! So tasty, and authentic. Kind staff, and yummy specials.

Thank Candy C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have lived in Santa Cruz for 20 Years, and this place has always been consistent and super tasty...Great Brazilian dishes and classic American for the boring folk.....Love this place!

Thank Jasonm676
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Traditionally a very popular weekend breakfast spot. Great healthy food, good people watching and definitely you will likely experience a long wait, so just get a cup 'joe and hang out.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Glad we finally got here. It's been too busy the last few times we tried. Great food, variety and service. Small venue, so tends to be pretty busy and parking can be difficult, but we'll defintely be back.

Thank Lisaact1
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I visit every time I am in town. The orfeu negro is my favorite, but everything is good. Get an acai bowl as well.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this meal very much. It takes a while to get in, but it's worth the wait. I got a great stew and pineapple juice, my husband got a steak sandwich and a mimosa. Fun environment, wonderful food and drinks

Thank maddyl87
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and priced right. My GF is from Brazil and was able to speak Portuguese with a staff member.

Thank Woggman
Reviewed 30 May 2017

They serve delicious filling foods that you crave, coupled with delicious healthy smoothies (must try). Went for Mother's Day. There was a long line of crowd waiting outside. And yet we waited less than the predicted 20 minutes. SO don't worry if there is 2-4...More

Thank julidezw
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Cafe Brazil is a Santa Cruz staple. As a result, it generates long lines. To skip the wait times, try eating here on a weekday. The other option is phoning in your order. If you decide to brave the lines, be prepared for some awesome...More

Thank Ladyg1rl
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5 March 2017|
Response from Nicole N | Reviewed this property |
no reservations required. Just first come first serve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-1855
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