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1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
+1 831-429-1855
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08:00 - 14:45
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 14:45
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Redding, California, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I LOVE to have breakfast at Cafe Brasil whenever we are in Santa Cruz. We arrive early, before they open, and there is always a line of people waiting for the restaurant to open. Established in an older little house on Mission Street, Cafe Brasil is so welcoming with colorful, South American decor. For being so small... More 

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Thank LStarcevich
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Very tasty Brazilian food! Very disappointed in the customer service, horrible hostess that served our table only served the men at our table and not us women, completely ignored us. I had invited my friends to this restauraunt and completely promoted it and said it was very good. When we got here there was no coxinhas or any of the... More 

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Thank Tehani R
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Denny's is better... Nothing special ... No vegs ... Mostly rice .... I don't see what people like about this place other that it serves food ... Maybe I ordered the wrong thing but I saw other plates too ...

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Thank David G
West Orange, New Jersey
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I don't go to Santa Cruz that often but when I do I make it a point to come here for breakfast. I LOVE the food and the place is so cute! I jut got home from a week in Santa Cruz so we went here on Tuesday morning because it is always so crowded on weekends. Even on a... More 

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Thank BethWeber
Santa Cruz, California
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very good Brazilian food! Order a side of sweet plantains and a guava smoothie for the road, plus some Brazilian coffee grounds!

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Thank panchomoreno
Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I'm almost ancient, have eaten a lot of egg dishes, and drank gallons of mimosas during my existence, BUT never have I had a more tasty omelette, nor a better beverage. Their Passion Fruit Mimosa almost brought me to tears, even after 2 sips. The entree left me totally and completely blissful.

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Thank surelygoodness
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

As ou approach the yellow and green house on Mission St., you know you're arriving at Cafe Brasil. It was our first stop in Santa Cruz as we exited Highway 1. We were hungry for lunch and this restaurant was on our to do list. There was a crowd as we approached so we could already tell this spot was... More 

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Thank vanessa932015
Milpitas, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Coffee: the Pingado consists of a small pot of coffee, a small pot of milk, a small bowl of fruit, and a few slices of white bread, presumably from the baguette mentioned on the menu. Cost $7.25, about three dollars too much. Acai bowl: although raved about in lots of reviews, we thought it was just okay. Cost $7.75. Less... More 

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Thank garyc4545
Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Cafe Brasil is a gem in Santa Cruz. Everything is made from scratch with local ingredients. This is an authentic Brazilian restaurant that is family owned. In fact, you almost feel as if you are dinning in someone's home while eating there, because the staff and setting is so warm and friendly. They also have fantastic juices from the juice... More 

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Thank Mary M
Santa Cruz, California
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We have been going here for 18 years. Family friendly and a great staff. We are so lucky to have them in our little town.

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Thank Henry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Cuisine
Brazilian, Cafe, American, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:45
Monday
08:00 - 14:45
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:45
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:45
Thursday
08:00 - 14:45
Friday
08:00 - 14:45
Saturday
08:00 - 14:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-1855

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