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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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8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 11 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 Ann G
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Great breakfast/brunch venue right on 7th Avenue in Santa Cruz, with a short 8 min. walk to the beach and Santa Cruz harbor. The food was excellent, and so were the morning cocktails. Great atmosphere, very hopping place, lots of great energy, and locals will...More

1  Thank The Cake Guy N
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We ordered the Seafood Omelet as a Scramble and the Fruit Bowl…I also started off the meal with a Bloody Mary. We shared a Seafood Omelet as a Scramble – shrimp, avocado and cheese, topped with Hollandaise Sauce. The shrimp were good sized – were...More

Thank lkph48
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Terrific outdoor seating at this bustling brunch place. A bevy of benedicts on offer (eggs on my cali were overcooked, hence only 4 stars). Good coffee, friendly service - be sure to get here before 9am on the weekends to avoid a long wait!

Thank brocdog
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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, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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