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Walnut Avenue Cafe

106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“home fries” (15 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I really like this place. I've never had a bad experience or meal here. It can get busy at peak times. Popular on Sundays and Mothers Day. The huevos rancheros is very good.

Thank mikemurrow
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I'll start with my main issue -- the counter service is highly variable. There is no one server responsible for the counter, but it is shared by all the servers who also have their regular tables to look out for. This can leave you feeling...More

Thank MarcSantaCruz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is my favorite breakfast/brunch spot in Santa Cruz. I choose to eat vegan most the time so I recommend the veggie burger with mushrooms and avocado! Get the salad on the side too because the balsamic dressing is perfect. If you are feeling more...More

Thank Shauna B
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We LOVED it here. Really friendly server and ultra efficient operation meant all could relax and enjoy our meal. A couple of large burgers and a club sandwich with copious amounts of water and we were set up for the day. I'd go every week...More

Thank brockcork
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We chose the Walnut Avenue Cafe because it had great reviews, which it definitely deserved. My husband had the special scramble, which he raved about and I chose the Belgian waffle with sautéed bananas and walnuts and a side of a medium fried egg. The...More

Thank metalmomma
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Worth the wait in line to get in. Seems to be a local favorite. We ordered waffles, pancakes, and french toast. Dishes were accompanied with slices of fruit. Great taste. Outside seating for a cafe-style experience. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank joselyn2015
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was decent. Got the Sausage of the day meal. Not sure what type of sausage it was but didn't care for it much. The homefries and eggs were average.

Thank Jamesmaxwelljr1987
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Plan to wait during the summer expecially weekends. Worth the wait and try to go off prime meal hours

Thank D E
Reviewed 5 June 2017

In Santa Cruz you can find a good amount of brunch/breakfast places to go to. Most are pretty good so you won't go wrong with any of them. I bounce between Zachary's and Walnut Ave Cafe as my go to's for brunch. This is tucked...More

1  Thank twinklehead
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I took myself out for lunch at this restaurant today. I had a Southwest burger on their specialty Francese roll with a side salad. The roll was soft and had a great consistency and flavor. The burger itself was good, not great. Whomever cooked it...More

Thank Lives4Travelling
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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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