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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” (5 reviews)
“acai bowl” (21 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 18 February 2014

I saw the reviews here on TripAdvisor and was excited to give this place a try. It's a cute little brightly colored bungalow on Mission with banana trees and other tropical plantings around it. When my husband and I arrived, as expected there was a...More

Thank 3pt5woman
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Fantastic food, service and a comfortable atmosphere! Very satisfied :) the Lozano salsa was so delicious, you must try it.

Thank Donovision
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We love going to Cafe Brasil for breakfast or lunch! Their offerings are unique and everything I've ever ordered has been delicious. Fresh, perfectly seasoned, and just the right portion sizes. Never will you be disappointed.

Thank delcielo2005
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Every time my wife and I visit Santa Cruz, we will always stop by to grab some brunch! The banana pancake here is a must get!

Thank Howard C
Reviewed 5 October 2013

After spending a few days in Santa Cruz eating a lot of tacos and fish, my daughter and I discovered this little local gem on our way home to San Francisco. The food is authentic and has a lot of flavor. The prices are also...More

1  Thank OceanView_415
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I do not want to give a 4-star to Cafe Brasil, because it is not fair to receive lower rating due to no available parking. So I keep it five stars. Many nice surprises Pros: - delicious dishes offered at inexpensive price - fast and...More

Thank Green-Espirit
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Visiting from Oahu we have wonderful Brazilian cafes...Visiting family I have gone their a few times...and everytime I am not disappointed. Thier Acai' bowls are off the charts, The Rancheiros are delightful and just enough, the Breakfast Polenta is my all time fav, the polenta...More

Thank foreversurfgirl
Reviewed 15 August 2013

My son and I were taking a tour at UC Santa Cruz (just up the street) and had less than an hour for lunch. The café already had a long line at 11:45 and I didn't think we would make it. However, despite the laid...More

Thank jf002
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This gem is a favourite of our grand-daughter. It is a no-nonsense, great-food-cafe with a different zing to it. The decor is bazilian/central american, and the menu reflects bazillian tastes without the heavy meat, cf the churascaria which is mostly whar 'Brasil' means in the...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 27 July 2013

The people are awesome and even though its pretty expensive its totally worth it! Had some awesome soup-like dish that I def can't spell but waiting and paying up was totally worth it!

Thank Cashius S
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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