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The Walnut Avenue Cafe

(831) 457-2307 | Website
106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | Directions
Hours: Mon-Fri:7:00 am - 3:00 pm/Sat, Sun:8:00 am - 4:00 pm/

Tags: american (traditional), breakfast & brunch, brunch, Downtown, Cafes, Restaurants, Breakfast/Cafe Restaurants, Coffee Houses, American Restaurants

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About The Walnut Avenue Cafe

When my mom was a kid, she used to come "downtown" from Boulder Creek to see movies at the corner of Walnut and Pacific Avenue. I imagine the fun of those movie palace days every time I have breakfast in the cafe now housed in the old theater.

Somehow the footprint of the turn of the century still haunts this low-key, completely welcoming breakfast spot. The beamed ceiling, small cozy booths and diner-style counter seating, even the polished wood floors and suspended chandeliers, retain the feel of a kinder, gentler era. And that oasis of old-fashioned comfort definitely attracts an energetic clientele of downtown workers and professionals on weekday mornings.

Since 1994 the Walnut Avenue Cafe has been a local favorite for Breakfast, Lunch and Weekend Brunch. We feature great food in a relaxed, casual environment in Downtown Santa Cruz. We hope you will join us soon.

San Francisco Examiner
"In downtown visit the Walnut Avenue Cafe, a very busy, very friendly-and very yummy-restaurant that serves without doubt the best breakfast in town"

Sunset Magazine
"City's best Breakfast"

Santa Cruz Good Times
"Walnut Avenue Cafe specializes in warm swift service, excellent espresso drinks and well-endowed plates of freshly-made, classic American breakfast....Friendly service rules at Walnut Avenue Cafe and our beautiful plates were served with a smile....... "Waffles, pancakes, eggs and more, Walnut Avenue Cafe packs them in with friendly service and bountiful portions."
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