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Walnut Avenue Cafe

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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
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07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfast place in downtown Santa Cruz. Love their scrambles. Good home fries, nice servers. Often crowded but worth the wait.

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Thank Sara R
san fran bay area
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had brunch here. One of the best brunches I've had in Santa Cruz county. Servers were also very attentive. Will absolutely be going again

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Thank jhull01
Orion, MI
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had lunch here on a Sunday drive from Frisco to Carmel. It was noonish so there was a moderate wait, although the restaurant is decent size. We were rewarded with good service, very good food and reasonable prices.

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Thank DaveDutton
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a busy pre-holiday weekend morning I happened to be in Santa Cruz in search of a good brunch place before my drive home. This place was HIGHLY recommended. Though there was a pretty long wait for a table, I decided to go for it as I won't be back this way again anytime too soon. When I saw their... More 

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Thank Arielle G
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Fun, intimate, delicious, friendly, nicely priced breakfast time for all!!! You may end up waiting a little to be seated, but it is well worth the wait. Fresh local fruit and produce to make all the yummy eats!

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Thank Dannie H
Los Altos, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Located off the downtown pedestrian mall, this is a great local spot, but very popular. Food is excellent, service was excellent too. It doesn't look like a big place but they do a good job getting you your food, so the wait is not too long. You won't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Thank Peter S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The choices of dishes, the quality and preparation, and the service are great. Very importantly, the espresso drinks and coffee are wonderful. Be aware that weekend brunch is very crowded and weekday breakfast also. There is a counter which is often available and the service there is fast.

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Thank Lori243
Santa Cruz, California
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is the breakfast place in downtown Santa Cruz. Nothing fancy or extraordinary (except the service). It's a great place to meet a friend to share a meal and a hot/cold beverage. The menu items never vary from one time to the next and they are open to substitutions which is a bonus. They can accommodate vegetarians/vegans with quite a... More 

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Thank Jilldeville
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The locals have known about this place for years. The WSC is a fun place to grab a hearty breakfast. Entering the restaurant will bring face to face with all walks of life that call Santa Cruz home. Young, old, Professionals, college kids, families, you name it. You may even find a few Santa Cruz Warriors basketball players carb loading... More 

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Thank Lance H
Saratoga, CA
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184 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

ON a random trip through santa cruz we looked up breakfast places to eat. One was the Harbor Cafe- which we heard was good but out of our way this time, and then Linda's seabreeze Cafe which was Vegan and we felt a tad "meaty" for breakfast, and the Walnut Ave Cafe which we chose. It is downtown so may... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2307

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