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Harbor Cafe

535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
+1 831-475-4948
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint little place. Loved the atmosphere and very accommodating staff. Very up beat atmosphere! Comfortable seating with great views. Noise level low. Food was served quickly and hot. Menu selection was good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Madison8582
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Parking is limited, but that probably helps manage the flow of patrons. The place is festive with seating inside and out. I ordered the breakfast burrito and a bloody Mary. Both were excellent. The burrito was scrambled eggs, hash browns, salsa fresca, avocado, cheese, &...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bynw
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast place. Do not like crowds or waits? Avoid this place on week ends. Pick a cold mid week morning and this comfy funky place shines.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend the Cali Bene. Watch out, the spicy bloody is SPICY. Reasonably priced and they have drink/food specials daily!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mcerk1017
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Enjoyed a great breakfast here recently on vacation, it's really good value and the service was excellent. I opted for the Huevos Rancheros with sausage patties and it really set me up for the day. The place was pretty busy, and after sampling the food...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DanJ1982
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Plenty of people and their dogs were queued up at 8am. Fortunately we got a table inside in the initial opening wave. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was basically good; tasty but nothing exciting or unusual. Might go again later in the day and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Flyer786062
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Googled “Best Breakfasts in Santa Cruz” and Harbor Cafe came up as a top contender! Probably the best breakfast we have ever had at a restaurant! With either inside or outside dining, fast, friendly service and the freshest ingredients ever it was a winner! We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Janice S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Love this place! Great breakfast, great drinks, large portions. Happy staff!, long wait, happy customers! Locals love it, tourists love it. Dog friendly, children.friendly Been there before, will go back again. Eat outside if you have a chance.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank beachbabes512
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We came across this place while searching for somewhere to have lunch and what a great find! My wife had a pomegranate mimosa with her Cali-bene and I had the Harbor Tacos. Everything was amazing! Hope to go back soon!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mikeynjamie
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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!

Date of visit: June 2017
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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, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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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