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Harbor Cafe

535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
+1 831-475-4948
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“frittata” (13 reviews)
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535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3911
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Hondo H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank The Cake Guy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i neem here dozens of time with griends and family. the food os good and the dervings are genorous. They make really great omlettes and the coffee is very good. this olace is very good - outdoor dining or indoors, a must go to if...More

Thank Will S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends and had a good little wait so come early. The atomsphere is cool and our service was good. I ordered this steak omelette and it was delicious. My friends also enjoyed heir food. Will definitely come again.

Thank hungryhipp0s4
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Decent morning breakfast, though the place do get crowded, even for midweek. I ordered the egg Benedict; the sauce was not so great-- greasy and not so flavorful. Wouldn't order it again. Kids love their order. Service was Ok.

Thank sofiteme
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast- Cool beach vibes on the patio; Two excellent plate sized fluffy pancakes (splurge on the maple syrup); Great coffee in a mug that keeps it hot; Arrive before 9 on weekends to avoid the wait, but if you don't there is coffee...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Brilliant buzzy atmosphere at the Harbour Cafe. Varied menu and they are well organised in both preparing the food and getting it to table. Great cocktails too. Definitely recommended for an informal breakfast or lunch.

Thank barnhols
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Hands down one of the best places in Santa Cruz to eat. Best bacon waffles, french toast. All of it is good. Get there early. There is always a line,but you can have coffee while you wait. Well worth it.

Thank Linda F
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Francesca G
3 September 2017|
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Response from 1beachbrat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw your question. Yes, they will. They are really great there and the food is just ...well, you want to eat until you burst ;D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
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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