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Harbor Cafe

535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
+1 831-475-4948
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“frittata” (11 reviews)
“polenta fries” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a Santa Cruz favorite, so arrive early, as there is frequently a line to eat at the restaurant. Harbor Cafe is great for groups and is dog-friendly, so definitely sit outside if the weather permits.My favorite menu item was the Huevos Rancheros!

Thank CandieTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking distance from the Harbor Inn. Enjoyable food, surroundings, and service. We were lucky to get atable - this place seems to be popular with locals.

Thank NVRoaddog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Enjoyed Eggs Florentine Benedict that came with the best fruit cup (pineapple, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and melon). Huevos Rancheros with a side of very good fries was a nicely sized too.

Thank kariedi
Reviewed 4 April 2018

During one of our relaxing late March Santa Cruz trips my good friends were kind enough to treat my wife and I to brunch at the Harbor Cafe. As I'm told, Breakfasts in Santa Cruz are exquisite. For the same reasons, parking and wait times...More

Thank EnrohStyles
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I gave this an extra star just for old time's sake. We used to live in the area in the 1970's/80's and really liked coming here. This time we found the breakfasts bland and ordinary. My egg bennies were rather flavorless, so I dosed them...More

Thank whittier
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The veggie scramble was delicious! Served with a choice of breakfast potatoes, hash browns or fruit, plus an English muffin or biscuit. My husband has traditional eggs Benedict, and said they were outstanding. Great service. Be aware, there will be a wait on week ends....More

Thank Katz2christine
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This place is one of Santa Cruz best! My wife and I make a point to eat here every time we are in Santa Cruz. The wait to be seated is well worth it. Indoors or outside. The breakfast, delish! Eggs Benedict YUM! The carnita...More

Thank mikeshophead
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very handy if staying at the harbour Inn. Popular with locals and visitors alike so busy but no problem with getting table or service. Sit in or out in the sunshine for a relaxing lingering breakfast

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 30 September 2017

went here for my daughter's birthday lunch. fast friendly service, delicious food, outside patio with bench tables where you can bring your dog. full bar, small parking lot or street parking. only open for breakfast and lunch..... definitely will come back

Thank Cristina G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We love coming here on Fridays for lunch. The food is absolutely amazing and the drinks are always flowing. Great place to have breakfast or lunch 7 days a week with some friends.

1  Thank Hondo H
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Francesca G
3 September 2017|
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Response from hungryhipp0s4 | Reviewed this property |
I had a group of 8 people and they were nice enough to separate them into 3 checks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-4948
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