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Cafe Limelight

1016 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3828
+1 831-425-7873
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good51%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
8 May 2018
“A great find”
1 Aug 2017
“Nice little cafe”
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1016 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3828
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Spotted this gem on drive through town We both has paninis which were fresh and tasty Cappuccinos were among best we’ve had in USA Venue is unpretentious and very laid back

Thank digbyhughes
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A nice little find. Simple menu, done well and made fresh. Nice soups and salads. Well priced and appears to be individually owned.

Thank Camjito
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a cute homey spot and perfect for a quick bite to eat. Patio & inside dining. Dog friendly :) Tomatoe Bisque soup came nice & hot & yummy. Turkey-Brie & pesto panini was wonderful as was Turkey Club panini. This was a perfect...More

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Here's a nice little spot with atmosphere and enjoyably unpretentious food. I spent an afternoon with my mentor here, in conversation in a friendly and quiet environment. The menu provides an array of panino, served with a salad. While it sounds like a light meal,...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Ate lunch had caprese panini sandwich it was great!!!!!! Small cozy and friendly! Even have a menu for dogs!

Thank Shannonsassy
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Eating on the patio with Ranger I was served a people menu, a doggy menu, and a bowl of water. Ranger was treated with love and dignity and was served a plate of turkey while I had a marvelous panino sandwich. It was delightful.

Thank Rangersmom123
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Food was good. Sandwiches, salads and soups. Wish they would add a few dinner options. Probably a better lunch than dinner spot. But great paninis, good service and a nice patio for the dogs.

Thank bl1416
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Love this intimate restaurant that feels like going to a family dinner. The folks at the Santa Cruz Food Tour recommended this place and they were right. Great favors, good jazz music, and an unrushed

Thank Anders C
Reviewed 15 March 2015

A very small restaurant with very big food. This little spot is on Cedar Street which is a block off of Pacific Avenue. It's a quiet place with small tables, a wall full of African masks and a a small service counter. The menu is...More

Thank CarlyK6789
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Cafe Limelight is one of my favorite lunch places in downtown Santa Cruz. I absolutely adore cheese in all its forms, and a good, toasty, melty, panino is one of my favorite ways to devour it (Grilled cheese for grownups! What's not to like?). Seriously...for...More

Thank RedwolfCalifornia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3828
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-7873
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