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734 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3566
+1 831-722-0480
06:30 - 16:00
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Sit-down lunch here on 12/12/16 and also sandwich take-out. Food quality is excellent. The place is understaffed, so the staff on hand is always frustrated and running at top speed. This is a trait in common with Ella's at the Airport in Watsonville. On several previous visits the experience has been the same - great food if you are patient... More 

Thank JohnPaul489
Watsonville, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very popular place for lunch. If you only have an hour you won't make it. The service is average but slow. the food is interesting but very often just barely warm. Dinners are better because it is rarely as crowded as lunch. This means that your food is hot and service is better.

Thank Rob R
Watsonville, California
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314 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It has been a while but I decided to pick up a sandwich at this place. I ordered a pastrami sandwich which was very good. Back a few years, you used to get a small container of cold slaw with the sandwich but not anymore- I guess things are getting a little tight. Besides the sandwiches, this is the only... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
San Leandro, California
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103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

This is a small place in a nondescript strip mall, but the food is beyond fresh and delicious. The cafe is adorable with tables inside and on a small outside patio in back. I had the chicken salad sandwich with the vegetable lentil soup. So delicious

Thank Ann W
Santa Cruz, California
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130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

First time visitor using a Groupon to have lunch with my spouse. First, I didn't realize one could order a variety of Starbucks-like coffee drinks along with a few pastry choices. I skipped the coffe and ordered the daily soup special, that day's being Split Pea topped with bacon bits. It was certainly tasty and a satisfying bowl size but... More 

Thank ymceight
Freedom, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Got the special panini of the day. Black Forest ham, red peppers, cheese. Perfectly balanced sandwich. Their pastrami and their "messy pastrami" is delicious too. Their pesto pasta looked good too, next time.

Thank Deb822
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Excellent sandwiches and Java are available here. Lovely relaxing decor with an outside doggie friendly patio.Clean, comfortable space with very nice staff to help you. Thanks!

Thank Kim H
Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

at Ella's at the Airport. we came for lunch and found plenty of sumptuous food with big windows looking out on the runways of planes. Probably the only restaurant anywhere near hidden in a farm Town of Mexican food, with wonderful pizza and pasta and salads. we had it all! and tiramisu for desert. I saw a woman do take... More 

Thank wwanderX
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

I could go on and on about this place, but I will keep it short and sweet. This place is absolutely great. When I first started coming here about 7 years ago I would always just get a drip coffee and it was a great spot for that. But they've since updated their menu and I have to say all... More 

Thank ChrisGreen89
Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

A chance find in Watsonville on a lazy Saturday. I had a Reuben panini, another friend had the wood-fired pizza. The panini bread was fantastic.. I even asked about the bakery that provides them .. A bakery in Seaside. The pizza was prepared on an outdoor wood-fired oven. Stop by when you are in Watsonville.

Thank JoAnna K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3566
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-722-0480
they have another restaurant in Hollister and are listed on yelp and other searches

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