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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” (24 reviews)
“home fries” (15 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
07:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly popular downtown breakfast spot. Really friendly and fat friendly service. I had a shrimp, tomato and cheese scramble that was great, and my husband really enjoyed the eggs Benedict. Latte just so so but this place is about the food more than the coffee.;

Thank DeeWhyte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reviews were right, good food and service, large OJ $2.95, latte $3.95, Boysenberry cakes $8.55, ham and eggs, rye $11.70, extra fruit bowl $2.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This place has gone down hill and I am surprised they are still in business. I eat here frequently and they can never get the order straight. Burnt toasts, wrong items in omelette.. dirty silverware. When you complain they just ignore you. Average wait time...More

1  Thank golfandtennis4
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Very dog friendly restaurant. They have a dog menu of treats, to use when ordering for your pet. Tables outside on the covered patio are great for people watching and dining with your pet. Great menu with lots of selections for any taste. This whole...More

1  Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great food, great service and a really adorable atmosphere. We were here on Christmas eve for a late lunch right before checking into a condo and it was by far one of my favorite experiences of the week. I had Mexican Chilaquiles and they were...More

Thank VistasVF
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The food was fine, if you don't mind waiting and waiting. A daughter loves it. If she were rating, she'd give 5 stars.

Thank OriginalCalTrav
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Good breakfast, quite hearty. Very large satisfying portions. It gets quite crowded and loud on a weekend or in summer. Be prepared to que up for a while if it is summer. Worth the wait it always delivers a good breakfast.

Thank gracemquin
Reviewed 26 December 2017

My son and I enjoyed a great breakfast here the day after Christmas. He had the bacon and eggs and I had the tomato, cheese and basil scramble. The service was super good and it wasn't too crowded like it usually is. The coffee is...More

1  Thank davidsantacruz
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I arrive for a late-afternoon lunch and was seated immediately. I ordered the black bean tostadas with shrimp. The shrimp were plentiful, the black beans were housemaid and flavorful, and all ingredients for very fresh. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch.

Thank Luv W
Reviewed 8 December 2017

great food fast service nice people reasonable prices and hey it's a local thing as welll it has curture

Thank Will S
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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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