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Walnut Avenue Cafe

106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“home fries” (15 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 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 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great value, service and food. Huevos Mexicanos, egg scramblea and whipped cream topping Mochas. Delish!

Thank Colleen W
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Wonderful breakfasts and lunches! In fact, this is so good, that you will often have to wait at least 20 minutes to get a table. But that should tell you that locals truly battle the hard-to-park situation and the wait for a table is WELL...More

Thank Judybookdoc
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went to Santa Cruz to visit with our daughter who goes to UCSC. Wanted to take her out to have a good breakfast. Several friends had recommended Walnut Ave. Cafe as a great place to go. If the large crowd outside the restaurant waiting to...More

Thank Brothers58
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a very popular breakfast.lunch place in Santa Cruz. The decor is nothing to write about but fills the classic breakfast diner. Service is very good but it is loud indoors and can be wonderful outside on a good day. Never had a bad...More

Thank SCTomas
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We got here at 8:45 on a Saturday morning an got seated right away. Then there was a line. Food was pretty good,. I had bacon, very crispy and eggs that were overcooked. Paid to sub fruit for potatoes, and it was less than mediocre....More

Thank chefnd
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Before you hit one of the many state parks in the area, fuel up here with any of their hearty breakfast meals. Everything we tried was delicious and plentiful. The prices were great. Prime time can be busy every day of the week. But they...More

Thank FilledWithJoy
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great breakfast place (and their lunch is not too shabby either!) -- our favorite place for brunch in Santa Cruz. Outdoor seating is nice but limited; be sure to get here early, especially on the weekend.

Thank brocdog
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Even though it was a Wednesday we had to wait appr 7 min for a table but it was worth every minute. Good food, lovely service, no rush despite the peak time.

Thank Patty G
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had breakfast here more than once during our stay. Service was quick and friendly, food was good and plentiful. Gets busy around 9am with locals and tourists looking to fill up for the day.

Thank MonkeyDrake
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food and service. Family has been coming here for years and never disappointed. Eggs Benedict and waffles!!!

Thank kenCA77
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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, Groups
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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