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Walnut Avenue Cafe

106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“home fries” (14 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank D E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Place is a Jem! Located downtown Santa Cruz with the best food and service to offer a breakfast foodie. Well worth the few extra minutes of waiting for a table on Sunday morning!

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient location off Pacific in downtown Santa Cruz. I had Great eggs benedict and mt friend had a hearty breakfast before a wine tasting across the street at Soif on a Saturday. We were lucky to snag one of the tables on the cozy front...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was busy on a Saturday morning but we only had a 5 minute wait. Our server was right there and our food came quickly. Our coffee cups were never low. I had the old special and the plate was full. My daughter had...More

Thank AlabamaTraveler33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best breakfast and lunches in Boulder. They always get all of our changes and additions correct. Might love the Southside Walnut Cafe even more but that one didn't show up.

Thank 1aura1ee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fresh, tasty, and well priced. Service was excellent. I at a delicious bleu cheese burger and my daughter had scrambled eggs with feta.

Thank jennycT3365NY
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love having breakfast here! Everything we've tried has been good, from scrambles & omelets to pancakes, french toast & benedicts. Breakfast potatoes have always been my quality marker for restaurants, & these are real, cooked fresh, with onions & spices. The optional muffins are...More

Thank JamaisVu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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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