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Mint--Fine Living and Fresh Bites

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4652 Scotts Valley Dr, Tree Circus Center, Scotts Valley, CA
+1 831-438-5900
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san fran bay area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a casual dinner. Varied menu... the owners and staff are all super nice. Good wine list too..

Thank jhull01
Bakersfield, California, United States
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great atmosphere, food, staff, location. Excellent wine list carefully chosen by owner for variety and quality. Visit every chance I have.

Thank David B
Woodinville, Washington
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329 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The restaurant is small and kind of arty. You order at a counter and they bring the food to the table. I had a sandwich which was okay, but nothing great. Some interesting and inventive items on the menu, though. And the bakery items looked good. Nice coffee and dessert option. I would try this place for lunch if you... More 

Thank Brin651
Scotts Valley, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Low-key dining for lunch or dinner, good variety on the menu, good value for the money. For lunch, the sandwiches are always good, and they have a varied selection of wines. Dinner always has something interesting and local favorites.

Thank Thomas D C
Watsonville, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

My wife and I were looking for a place to have dinner before a Slaid Cleaves concert in Felton, and decided to try out a recommended Scotts Valley restaurant, Mint. We proceeded to have one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in Scotts Valley, with tasty food, good beer on tap, and attentive service, all in a casual... More 

Thank Georg R
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We almost didn't go there, as info on the restaurant is devilishly hard to find. The link from TripAdvisor is broken, and it's pretty much impossible to find the menu. So we went there with a Plan B, but didn't need it. It's casual dining, but very high quality. The menu is small, but varied, from small starters to pasta... More 

Thank jjbong
Scotts Valley, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I am usually greeted by Ed or Kelly the owners. This place is terrific. Great selection of wine and beers. Not to mention gormet food. I'am now considered a regular there. Home made soups and daily specials. Just what Scotts Valley needs. There are no other American Food Restaurants in the area.

Thank Stephen F
Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I loved this place! We were on our way back from zip-lining at Mount Hermon (see my review of Mount Hermon Adventures Redwood Canopy Tour here on Tripadvisor) and we popped in for a quick, casual dinner. This cute little restaurant/wine bar surprised me with such a unique menu, and a very good selection of wines. The staff was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Mint is THE best restaurant in Scotts Valley and definitely one of the best in Santa Cruz. Oddly, it's in a business building .. so hard to find at first even though it's just off Scotts Valley Drive. The interior is wonderful, a blend of modern and charming .. with soft lighting and a variety of table settings: eat in... More 

Thank quicktrvlr
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great lunch spot with an interesting menu. Soups, Sammies, and Salads but always with a delicious twist. Interesting tas on classics with high quality ingredients. Great Lemonade! Also a wine bar--lots of comfortable seating and friendly atmosphere. Outside: look for the remnants of the old "Tree Circus" that used to be at this location.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: 4652 Scotts Valley Dr, Tree Circus Center, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Scotts Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-438-5900
American cuisine. Lunch and dinner and wine tasting. Wine area separate from dining area.

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