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Alta Organic Coffee Warehouse & Roasting Co. 2712 Mission St Ext, Santa Cruz
Alta Organic Coffee Warehouse & Roasting Co.
Coffee Roasteries

Alta Organic Coffee Warehouse & Roasting Co.

2712 Mission St Ext, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

This place won't look like a cafe when you walk up to the door, but go inside anyway. Within a place that provides wholesale coffee beans and looks wholly...

Love Apple Farm 2317 Vine Hill Rd, Santa Cruz
Love Apple Farm
Fruits & Veggies

Love Apple Farm

2317 Vine Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

They are great! So knowledgeable. I have taken her tomatoe masters class.. so much useful info and tools! This year using her planting techniques.. my plants...

California Wraps 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz
California Wraps
restaurant

California Wraps

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Far West Marine 493 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz
Far West Marine
Seafood

Far West Marine

493 Lake Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Happy Dog Hot Dogs Auto Body Parking lot, 324 River St, Santa Cruz
Happy Dog Hot Dogs
Street Vendors

Happy Dog Hot Dogs

Auto Body Parking lot, 324 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

I highly recommend coming to Happy Dog Hot Dogs if you are craving a hot dog. Daniel always has a variety of specialty sausages and your classic all beef and...

Mutari Chocolate House & Factory 504 Front St A, Santa Cruz
Mutari Chocolate House & Factory
cafe

Mutari Chocolate House & Factory

504 Front St A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The choco chip cookies here are divine. So chocolatey, chewy and absolutely delicious. The infamous drink was also very good and unique. Chocolate lovers...

Hidden Peak Teahouse 1541 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Hidden Peak Teahouse

Hidden Peak Teahouse

1541 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

One of the gems of Santa Cruz. If you like tea, go here. It's a rare experience of an Asian/silk road style teahouse experience with an incredible...

Bellagio Deli Italiano 743 41st Ave, Santa Cruz
Bellagio Deli Italiano
Delis

Bellagio Deli Italiano

743 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Authentic Gelato and Panini from a celebrated Italian Chef and staff. Grab a panini on your walk around Pleasure Pt.....then follow up with an incredible...

Sushi Market Sprouts 300 7th Ave, Santa Cruz
Sushi Market Sprouts
Specialty Food

Sushi Market Sprouts

300 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

This is such a cute little store!! When we first drove up (thankfully there is parking on the side of the building) we saw the "Sushi is sold out today...

Seabright Deli 415 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
Seabright Deli
Delicatessens

Seabright Deli

415 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

So we have discovered it is not just the sandwiches at Seabright Delhi that will keep you coming back, the Taco Tuesday should be on your list too! Oh my god...

American Cafe 701 Ocean St # 5, Santa Cruz
American Cafe
Restaurants

American Cafe

701 Ocean St # 5, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

I had breakfast here in March 2019. It is in the County Building basement, so the ambiance is like a high-school cafeteria, but the folks are super friendly...

Café Campesino 1130 Pacific Ave K1, Santa Cruz
Café Campesino
cafe

Café Campesino

1130 Pacific Ave K1, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

You'll miss it if you don't look really good, it's a hut by the sidewalk, not an actual location. Great food, very flavorful, reasonable...

The Blue Lounge 529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
The Blue Lounge
night club

The Blue Lounge

529 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Friendly dive bar. Quick service. Welcoming crowd. Basic kinda beer and a shot type place. Big tvs. Decent jukebox with app user friendly setup. Old school...

MJA Vineyards -- Westside Tasting Room & Cellar 328 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz
MJA Vineyards -- Westside Tasting Room & Cellar
Wine Bar

MJA Vineyards -- Westside Tasting Room & Cellar

328 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

We had a great wine tasting experience here and we found MJA vineyards through Groupon. The pours were generous and we loved the ambiance. There are a lot of...

Callahan's 507 Water St, Santa Cruz
Callahan's
Bar

Callahan's

507 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Callahan's is the spot. The bartender, Latte (I think?) was insanely cool and a great conversationalist. And to top it off, when my partner left her purse...

Steamer Lane Supply 644-670 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
Steamer Lane Supply
cafe

Steamer Lane Supply

644-670 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

A damn good fish taco. Done the way a taco should be: simple, light and flavorful. You can't beat the environment, next to the ocean along West Cliff Dr....

Vim Dining and Desserts 2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz
Vim Dining and Desserts
American

Vim Dining and Desserts

2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in Santa Cruz. Parking was easy, the decor is fresh and classy, the service was spectacular and the...

Westside Coffee Co 849 Almar Ave # H, Santa Cruz
Westside Coffee Co
cafe

Westside Coffee Co

849 Almar Ave # H, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

I LOVE this place! The service is always amazing and the vibe is great. This place has the best lox bagel in Santa Cruz. My husband and I were helped by...

Mission Hill Coffee & Creamery 1101 Pacific Ave b, Santa Cruz
Mission Hill Coffee & Creamery
cafe

Mission Hill Coffee & Creamery

1101 Pacific Ave b, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Another fantastic artisan ice cream shop here in Santa Cruz. We have a couple in the neighborhood and this place does it well in delivering some high quality...

BAD ANIMAL 1011 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
BAD ANIMAL
Used Bookstore

BAD ANIMAL

1011 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

It has a special feeling, partially because of the books and partially because of the amazing food. The folks who work here were friendly and knowledgeable so...

Engfer Pizza Works 537 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
Engfer Pizza Works
Pizza

Engfer Pizza Works

537 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

The best independent pizza place. They have a wood fired oven, add ingredients most places never heard of and have ping pong to play, plus good wine to drink...

Pleasure Point Juice 3520 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz
Pleasure Point Juice
Juice Bar & Smoothies

Pleasure Point Juice

3520 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Great service and the best acai bowl I've had. I have been to many places and after coming here I will not go anywhere else. Food is also...

Dunlap's Donuts 3791 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz
Dunlap's Donuts
bakery

Dunlap's Donuts

3791 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

I'm staying in the area working on a Real Estate project. My neighbor said I needed to try their breakfast bagel sandwich. From the exterior I was a little...

Pacific Gaming Cafe 803 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Pacific Gaming Cafe
LAN Centers

Pacific Gaming Cafe

803 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

I posted my review on Google reviews but will paste it here, and add onto it: I come here a lot because my dorm internet on campus sucks hard. So, this is a...

Pacific Cookie Company 1203 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Pacific Cookie Company
bakery

Pacific Cookie Company

1203 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Scrumptuous and chewy cookies. Love the mint and the one with raspberries. Also I like the bargain day olds, still good! Satisfies when the cookie monster...

Linda's Seabreeze Café 542 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
Linda's Seabreeze Café
cafe

Linda's Seabreeze Café

542 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Super homey feel with reasonable priced breakfast. Expect a wait on the weekends. And most importantly CASH ONLY!! Very small parking lot next to the...

Farmer’s Market West Side 003-022-14, Santa Cruz
Farmer’s Market West Side
Farmers Market

Farmer’s Market West Side

003-022-14, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Some of my favorite Santa Cruz moments always seem to happen on Saturdays. Maybe it is the way that morning fog gives way to bright sunshine. Maybe it is the...

Marianne's Ice Cream 1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Marianne's Ice Cream
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Marianne's Ice Cream

1020 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Oh my gosh! You must come here! I literally try to stop at Marianne's Ice cream Everytime I come to Santa Cruz! In fact I have a birthday week trip coming...

Food Lounge 1001 Center St #1, Santa Cruz
Food Lounge
Cafe

Food Lounge

1001 Center St #1, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Came here for Oaxacan food EVENT !! AMAZING Had a great cider too! They had live music setting up but we couldn’t stay. Seem like an interesting...

East Cliff Brewing Company 21517 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
East Cliff Brewing Company
Breweries

East Cliff Brewing Company

21517 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

I am a big fan of traditional English Ales, which can be harder to find than DIPAs and sours. This place does them hand pulled and they were great examples of...

De la Hacienda 354 Washington St, Santa Cruz
De la Hacienda
restaurant

De la Hacienda

354 Washington St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

A pretty good super vegetarian burrito option at a good price $7.50? considering it includes the almighty guacamole! (I'm talking to you Chipotle and...

11th Hour Coffee 1001 Center St #1, Santa Cruz
11th Hour Coffee
Coffee & Tea

11th Hour Coffee

1001 Center St #1, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

11th Hour Coffee has only gotten better with time. The coffee has always been outstanding. (great roaster) and the food menu has grown. I really like the...

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
night club

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Kuumbwa gets amazing jazz performers and acts, literally the best jazz performers in the world. As a jazz neophyte, it has open my mind and ears to all kinds...

Verve Coffee Roasters 104 Bronson St Suite 19, Santa Cruz
Verve Coffee Roasters
Coffee & Tea

Verve Coffee Roasters

104 Bronson St Suite 19, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

I never choose a mocha as a drink. I'm what you coffee snobs would call a "purist", self-proclaims. But when I choose to put that pettiness aside...

Café Limelight 1016 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
Café Limelight
cafe

Café Limelight

1016 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

My friend and I grabbed lunch here and I will defiantly be back! We both ordered the half sandwich & soup lunch combo. The chicken chili was delicious -...

Cafe Brasil 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz
Cafe Brasil
cafe

Cafe Brasil

1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

We love Cafe Brasil so much we come every weekend. It's our favorite place in town. All the food is wonderful...our favorites are the Gallo Pinto, Omelette...

Zameen At The Point 851 41st Ave, Santa Cruz
Zameen At The Point
Falafel

Zameen At The Point

851 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Great food and excellent customer service! The worker was very knowledgeable about gluten free, dairy free options and went out of her way to help out. Would...

Taqueria Vallarta 893 41st Ave, Santa Cruz
Taqueria Vallarta
Coffee & Tea

Taqueria Vallarta

893 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Best Mexican food in the area! The carne guisada is off the chain. The cheese enchiladas set the standard for others to try and achieve. Always friendly...

Rush Inn 113 Knight St, Santa Cruz
Rush Inn
Bar

Rush Inn

113 Knight St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

As a tourist from Africa, I found this place by accident...it is OK considering the area...the bar seems to serve the people in the low income zip code...Bryan...

One Double Oh Seven Club 1007 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
One Double Oh Seven Club
Bar

One Double Oh Seven Club

1007 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Little bar with a bunch of games and pool, and Danyel gave us a bunch of info on things going on in the area. Super sweet and friendly!! Thanks so much ...

Peoples Coffee 1200 17th Ave #126, Santa Cruz
Peoples Coffee
Coffee & Tea

Peoples Coffee

1200 17th Ave #126, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Delicious coffee and wonderful, friendly staff here. Also, they put their used coffee grounds outside the door for our gardens. I buy coffee there just to...

India Joze 418 Front St, Santa Cruz
India Joze
restaurant

India Joze

418 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Great food, great people, great atmosphere. Get the potatoes. You won't regret it. The chef (who I think is the owner) is a hoot and such a delight to be...

Java cruz coffee shop 920 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Java cruz coffee shop
Coffee & Tea

Java cruz coffee shop

920 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

You can’t beat a 16oz coffee and a cream cheese everything bagel for $4.50 on a Saturday morning right before catching a 17 bus. They also accept card...

The Penny Ice Creamery 913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
The Penny Ice Creamery
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

The Penny Ice Creamery

913 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

I can't believe I waited so long to go here! The ice cream was delicious and the fact it's all made in-house and the flavors constantly change and...

Lillian's Italian Kitchen 1148 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
Lillian's Italian Kitchen
restaurant

Lillian's Italian Kitchen

1148 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Food was delicious, service was great. Here's what we ordered: 1. FISH OF THE DAY: some type of cod that was Parmesan panko crusted. My dad got this, and...

Salsas Taco Bar 1710 Brommer St, Santa Cruz
Salsas Taco Bar
meal takeaway

Salsas Taco Bar

1710 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

This place is a must go! We stopped for breakfast burritos and not only were the burritos amazing but the owner (?) Johnny was super friendly! He even came by...

Tabby Cat Cafe 1101 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
Tabby Cat Cafe
Coffee & Tea

Tabby Cat Cafe

1101 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

A welcome oasis of human life in the downtown dessert of tech money. Real people will serve you real coffee here, and you can read a real book!...

Oak & Ale 3102 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz
Oak & Ale
Bar

Oak & Ale

3102 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Patrick transitioned the O&A into an actual trendy (didn't say that) bar that has great kraft beer options, cocktails made by Awesome bartenders, and...

Harbor Café 535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz
Harbor Café
cafe

Harbor Café

535 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

This place is super adorable! I came here for brunch with my Santa Cruz family last weekend, and we were pleasantly surprised to not have a wait at 9am. (On a...

Ferrell's Donuts 2227 Mission St, Santa Cruz
Ferrell's Donuts
cafe

Ferrell's Donuts

2227 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Came here on a Saturday evening en route to Davenport beach. Donuts were pretty good, not the best I've had but enough to satisfy my sugar cravings. They...

Poet & Patriot Irish Pub 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
Poet & Patriot Irish Pub
bar

Poet & Patriot Irish Pub

320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Performed with my band LUNACIES ABOUT 5 TIMES SO FAR cuz of the atmosphere ÷ good people the sound dude and bartenderare are really cool they treat bands...

Stevenson Coffee House Cowell-Stevenson Road, Santa Cruz
Stevenson Coffee House
Sandwich Shops

Stevenson Coffee House

Cowell-Stevenson Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

The best period. This cafe never fails to exceed my expectations. A mix of consistency and quality ingredients make Stevenson cafe the best place to eat on...

Ready Set Glow! 318 Encinal St, Santa Cruz
Ready Set Glow!
Party & Event Planning

Ready Set Glow!

318 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What a great place to have a kid's party! We went today to a birthday and I couldn't have been more impressed. It is run very well, organized, the...

Silver Spur 2650 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz
Silver Spur
restaurant

Silver Spur

2650 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Best breakfast around! Warm, friendly staff who have been at it for years! They know their stuff! We love Linda & her amazing crew! Weekends wouldn't...

Taqueria Los Pericos 139 Water St, Santa Cruz
Taqueria Los Pericos
restaurant

Taqueria Los Pericos

139 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Was in Santa Cruz for work and many coworkers recommended that I check out Los Pericos for Mexican food. It's a cute small taqueria but super busy the two...

Lupulo Craft Beer House 233 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz
Lupulo Craft Beer House
bar

Lupulo Craft Beer House

233 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Great location, service, and beer. We ordered albondigas ( meatballs) with some tomatoes, onions, etc. meatballs very good, but there must have been a few...

Central Coast Juicery 111 Locust St, Santa Cruz
Central Coast Juicery
Juice Bar & Smoothies

Central Coast Juicery

111 Locust St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

My friend and I happened upon this juicery one weekday, and we were so happily surprised by the experience. My friend is vegan, and I am a longtime...

El Rosal Bakery 21513 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
El Rosal Bakery
Bakery

El Rosal Bakery

21513 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

The people that work there are really nice and helpful. They have a delicious pan dulce, conchas, and tamales selection! I highly recommend this place for a...

Cafe Delmarette 1126 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Cafe Delmarette
cafe

Cafe Delmarette

1126 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Best latte I've ever had from the best human I've ever met named Fern. His demeanor is so soft and sweet, just like his expertly crafted coffee. He...

Star Bene 2 - 1245 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
Star Bene
Italian

Star Bene

2 - 1245 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

One of my favorite locations for quality Argentinian food. service is always excellent even when they have a full house. the bill was reasonable i would...

Recently Added Restaurants in Santa Cruz

Starbucks 1901 Mission St #101, Santa Cruz
Starbucks

Starbucks

1901 Mission St #101, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Usually have a good experience at any Starbucks but this one time they didn't give me my brew coffee I had to ask and even then they didn't know...

San Lorenzo Park 137 Dakota Ave, Santa Cruz
San Lorenzo Park
Amusement Parks

San Lorenzo Park

137 Dakota Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Nice and we'll maintained park. Great playground, swings, and even a tire swing (my kids love them). Be aware the playgrounds are in sand, so some is...

Nick the Greek 1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Nick the Greek
Greek

Nick the Greek

1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The food is really good. I got the Gyro bowl (lamb & beef) with lettuce only. They spicy sauce is delicious. The portion is also a great value for the...

BurgerIM 1820 Mission St, Santa Cruz
BurgerIM
Burgers

BurgerIM

1820 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

okay it's stupid, really stupid stupid concept stupid menu stupid staffing stupid wait times stupid layout stupid bathroom stupid parking lot stupid...

Sweet Curls 1010 Pacific Ave Suite F, Santa Cruz
Sweet Curls
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Curls

1010 Pacific Ave Suite F, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The flavor combinations are greater than the sum of their parts, and the options for toppings definitely make their selection worth the current price. I will...

Poke House 1543 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Poke House
Poke

Poke House

1543 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Best poke place in town! I come here all the time and am always greeted by friendly staff with clean space. I usually get a medium build your own bowl (either...

Pacific Espresso 716 Frederick St, Santa Cruz
Pacific Espresso
Coffee & Tea

Pacific Espresso

716 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Not familiar with their coffee until a recent meal. Just a straight up solid black coffee after a large lunch. Medium roast, a straight forward flavor. Not...

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz
Moe's Alley
Music Venues

Moe's Alley

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Jimmy Thackery really burned it up at this great venue. A great spot with patio doors that open up to a smoking area and a taco bar. Perfect to enjoy the...

@ Thai Recipe 2106 Mission St A, Santa Cruz
@ Thai Recipe
Thai

@ Thai Recipe

2106 Mission St A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Best Thai I've had so far. The green curry and egg rolls were both really delicious, and I don't usually find egg rolls remarkable. The shrimp tasted...

Hom Korean Kitchen 1102 Pacific Ave suite a, Santa Cruz
Hom Korean Kitchen
Korean

Hom Korean Kitchen

1102 Pacific Ave suite a, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Good stuff. The braised beef was a little too rich for me. I like that you can create your own bowl. Loved the bean sprouts &...

Snap Taco 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Snap Taco
Bar

Snap Taco

1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

A really cool place in a really cool part of Santa Cruz. The food was good, but the best tacos I've had. Its served family style, so all your tacos come...

All Aboard 725 Front St, Santa Cruz
All Aboard
Seafood

All Aboard

725 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Superb ambience and very attentive service. The menu was crisp and delightful. Will clearly recommend this spot to friends and family. Fair prices and large...

Fish & Fries 800-898 Beach St, Santa Cruz
Fish & Fries
Seafood

Fish & Fries

800-898 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The shrimp was my favorite! The fish was okay and the fries were really crispy. If we're back in the area I definitely see myself getting the shrimp again...

Aunt Nettie's Kitchen 2100 Delaware Ave # D, Santa Cruz
Aunt Nettie's Kitchen
Bakery

Aunt Nettie's Kitchen

2100 Delaware Ave # D, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Got a tub of their veggie gumbo at Rainbow Grocery in SF and it was mouthwateringly delicious!!! (heated up, and with only a pinch of salt) Super excited to...

The Poki Bowl 1121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
The Poki Bowl
Poke

The Poki Bowl

1121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

We recently stayed in Santa Cruz for two months over the summer, and this quickly became my go-to spot. I LOVE poke bowls, almost too much! (Is that a thing?...

KAITO 830 41st Ave, Santa Cruz
KAITO
Sushi Bar

KAITO

830 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

I celebrated my nomination today in this delicious restaurant. Well we enjoyed a cool evening and the restaurant was definitely one of the reasons for that...

Holy Smokes Country BBQ and Catering 21505 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
Holy Smokes Country BBQ and Catering
Barbeque

Holy Smokes Country BBQ and Catering

21505 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Honestly, great BBQ. And amazing outdoor space with the smoker right in the middle. Corn hole, darts, country music and great beer. [email protected]#K BEER 30...

Sante Adairius Santa Cruz Portal 1315 Water St, Santa Cruz
Sante Adairius Santa Cruz Portal
Breweries

Sante Adairius Santa Cruz Portal

1315 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Nice new tap room. Liked the outdoor seating even though it was on water - pretty busy street. Pretty big inside. I enjoyed my pale ale as well as my IPA -...

Poke It 725 Front St, Santa Cruz
Poke It
Poke

Poke It

725 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The fish was fresh, but the portion of fish was small. I really like all the toppings though! Overall it tastes really fresh, but isn’t necessarily...

Terra Fresca Coffee Bar 1 College Nine Rd, Santa Cruz
Terra Fresca Coffee Bar
American

Terra Fresca Coffee Bar

1 College Nine Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

My supervisor took me to Terra Fresca for my first meal here at UCSC. I love the concept of an American restaurant featuring wait staff service situated above...

Paula's 3500 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz
Paula's
Breakfast & Brunch

Paula's

3500 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Just traveling through the area and everyone suggested Paula's for the best breakfast food. No doubt that is the truth, I ordered a "walk away" with...

Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Hall McLaughlin Dr, Santa Cruz
Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Hall
American

Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Hall

McLaughlin Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

My supervisor took me to Terra Fresca for my first meal here at UCSC. I love the concept of an American restaurant featuring wait staff service situated above...

Quickly 1010 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Quickly
Bubble Tea

Quickly

1010 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

As I'm writing this review, I'm waiting for 4 drinks. It's been 25 mins since we ordered, this is the longest I had to wait for regular milk teas...

Coffeetopia 1443 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz
Coffeetopia
Coffee & Tea

Coffeetopia

1443 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

I started off this morning making a quick visit to Coffeetopia. It was a heck of a place!!! Tons of choices of coffees….. and everything...

Java Junction 519 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
Java Junction
Coffee & Tea

Java Junction

519 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

whenever I visit Santa Cruz I make a pit stop to this yummy coffee spot, I haven't really explored the menu but my three favorite coffee drinks are Milky...

Jake's Coffee Bar 46 Front St, Santa Cruz
Jake's Coffee Bar
Coffee & Tea

Jake's Coffee Bar

46 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Have the Pastrami Havarti Croissant. I worked at some of the best bakeries in Santa Cruz and by far this is the best croissant I've had hands down. Iced...

Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting 1330 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting
Coffee & Tea

Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting

1330 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Pass by the commercial places and walk a little bit down the street to visit this place. Great coffee, great prices and you're keeping a small business...

Stagnaro Bros. 59 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
Stagnaro Bros.
Seafood

Stagnaro Bros.

59 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

I love coming here when I come to Santa Cruz. The food is fresh, the service is great because the waiters and bartenders actually care about what they are...

Real Thai Kitchen 1632 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
Real Thai Kitchen
Thai

Real Thai Kitchen

1632 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

The real deal Thai food. Not only is ALL of it delicious, it's light, not greasy or heavy. A few favorites - Crab Lagoon, Ginger Soup, Crispy Duck, the...

Sushi Totoro 1701 Mission St, Santa Cruz
Sushi Totoro
Japanese

Sushi Totoro

1701 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Fantastic, friendly service and delicious sushi at a reasonable price! the quirky atmosphere is very welcoming and staff is super approachable. would...

Akira Sushi 1222 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
Akira Sushi
Sushi Bar

Akira Sushi

1222 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

We picked this location for dinner one night during our weekend stay at Santa Cruz. We ordered specialty rolls and few items from the happy hour. Seaweed salad...

Mumbai Delights 810 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
Mumbai Delights
Indian

Mumbai Delights

810 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Diversity of the menu. Very tasty. Good for vegetarians and meat lovers. My Nalli Nihari, lamb shank with light spices was delicious and copious ( another...

Day's Market Liquors & Deli 526 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
Day's Market Liquors & Deli
Grocery

Day's Market Liquors & Deli

526 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

My corner convenience store. There is a Mr Day. He own the place and lately what's he's got on offer has taken a step up in quality and variety. If...

Falafel House Downtown 113 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz
Falafel House Downtown
Middle Eastern

Falafel House Downtown

113 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Good value for quality food. Great place for lunch of you work downtown. Feels good to have eaten there. Nice alternative to chain locations....

Aloha Island Grille 1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz
Aloha Island Grille
Hawaiian

Aloha Island Grille

1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Always love Aloha. Best Hawaiian Teriyaki in town. The Chicken Katsu is tender and flavorful. Service is fast and polite. Restaurant has a fun layout....

Falafel Of Santa Cruz 1501 Mission St, Santa Cruz
Falafel Of Santa Cruz
Middle Eastern

Falafel Of Santa Cruz

1501 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Good Fast Food Imbiss with tasty Falafel Sandwich Menu (incl. Fries & Coke) for 8,75 $ plus Tax. The decoration and facility should be...

Porter/Kresge Dining Hall 411 Porter-Kresge Rd, Santa Cruz
Porter/Kresge Dining Hall
Food Court

Porter/Kresge Dining Hall

411 Porter-Kresge Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Probably one of the most vegan friendly dining halls on campus. I don't like that they are closed on the weekends and no late night. But they do have the...

Veg On The Edge 725 Front St, Santa Cruz
Veg On The Edge
Vegan

Veg On The Edge

725 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

This place is delicious, hands down, best food I have tasted for as long as I can remember. I stopped in for a snack and ordered the grilled plantains, they...

Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall 520 Cowell-Stevenson Road, Santa Cruz
Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall
American

Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall

520 Cowell-Stevenson Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

The better dining hall of the UCSC campus. The view is breathtaking. I have come here during my Sunday mornings for an omelet and coffe. Again this is a...

Bistro One Twelve at the Tannery 1060 River St unit 112, Santa Cruz
Bistro One Twelve at the Tannery
Breakfast & Brunch

Bistro One Twelve at the Tannery

1060 River St unit 112, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

If you know my reviews, then you know I don't give out 5 stars very often. I'm not sure this place really deserves a full 5 stars, but it's the...

Beach Street Pizza & Bar 303 Beach St, Santa Cruz
Beach Street Pizza & Bar
Pizza

Beach Street Pizza & Bar

303 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

After a nice day on the beach with the family, we packed up and walked over to Beach Street Pizza. The ice cream place next door enticed the kids too. The...

Bantam 1010 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz
Bantam
Pizza

Bantam

1010 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Bantam is one of those rare Santa Cruz places that never fails to satisfy. They have a great mix of new, inventive dishes and classic standards. My wife and I...

Pizzeria La Bufala 725 Front St, Santa Cruz
Pizzeria La Bufala
Italian

Pizzeria La Bufala

725 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Always keepin it fresh with the most amazing burrata in town.... This little gem tucked away in a corner of downtown is a must hit if you want an authentic...

Blaze Pizza 1901 Mission St, Santa Cruz
Blaze Pizza
Salad

Blaze Pizza

1901 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Went by here to order a pizza for the wife at lunch one day. The staff was very nice and the pizza was delish. I have a dairy intolerance and they have vegan...

Alderwood Santa Cruz 155 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz
Alderwood Santa Cruz
Bar

Alderwood Santa Cruz

155 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Expensive and I don't understand why. The food is pretty good but not really worth the price. Cocktails are yummy - but again, the price! Service is ok -...

M.G. Sushi 1733 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
M.G. Sushi
Sushi Bar

M.G. Sushi

1733 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

This was my 3rd time ordering from here through GrubHub.  I honestly never would have known about it probably gone in if I hadn't seen it was the only...

Cole's Bar-B-Q 2590 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz
Cole's Bar-B-Q
Barbeque

Cole's Bar-B-Q

2590 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Always a tempting lure that can effectively defenlessly drag you in due to their outstanding number one advertising tool - the smoke from their BBQ wafting...

Marianne's Ice Cream Plant 2100 Delaware Ave # B, Santa Cruz
Marianne's Ice Cream Plant
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Marianne's Ice Cream Plant

2100 Delaware Ave # B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

One of my favorite ice cream places ever. Whenever we come to Santa Cruz, it's a given that we are stopping for a scoop of Marianne's ice cream. The...

Rebecca's Mighty Muffins 254 Potrero St, Santa Cruz
Rebecca's Mighty Muffins
Bakery

Rebecca's Mighty Muffins

254 Potrero St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

I was introduced to Rebecca's might muffins a couple months ago at the Campbell farmers market. Since then, I have become a repeat customer for their...

Lathrop Distributing Santa Cruz
Lathrop Distributing
Desserts

Lathrop Distributing

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Marty Love Rita's it's the best in the west that I really love cuz it may give Rita five stars making it the best in the West in this is Marty Love...

Bagelry 320 Cedar St # A, Santa Cruz
Bagelry
Bakery

Bagelry

320 Cedar St # A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Delicious bagels, the best in Santa Cruz. Great spreads like pink flamingo with Salmon. Coffee is just ok but the bagels are fresh and well worth...

Beckmann's Old World Bakery 104 Bronson St # 6, Santa Cruz
Beckmann's Old World Bakery
Bakery

Beckmann's Old World Bakery

104 Bronson St # 6, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

I have been using Beckmann's Bakery for years. This is my hubby's only birthday pie he wants EACH year. I literally have to get 2 as he doesn't...

Bagelry 1636 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
Bagelry
bakery

Bagelry

1636 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Being born & raised in SC, if there's one place that everyone knows about it's the Bagelry! I've been eating these since I was a kid, I have...

Loard's Ice Cream 307 Beach St, Santa Cruz
Loard's Ice Cream
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Loard's Ice Cream

307 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The ice cream was delicious. I tried the salted caramel and peanut butter fudge. I'm not even sure how this place can have such a low star rating. I am a...

Cruz Creamery 815 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Cruz Creamery
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Cruz Creamery

815 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Ice cream was a little melty but they had a good variety of flavors as well as frozen yogurt. Dairy free options were available but very...

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream 800-898 Beach St, Santa Cruz
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream
Candy Store

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream

800-898 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Brought the kids I nanny to the Boardwalk and loved that they have plain iced coffee here. Everywhere else was sodas or water. The two girls were helpful when...

Top A Lot Yogurt 738 Water St, Santa Cruz
Top A Lot Yogurt
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Top A Lot Yogurt

738 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

My son's favorite place. I do wish they had more flavor options, but the flavors they do have are always good, and their toppings are always fresh....

The Penny Ice Creamery Pleasure Point 820 41st Ave, Santa Cruz
The Penny Ice Creamery Pleasure Point
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

The Penny Ice Creamery Pleasure Point

820 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

One of THE BEST ice creams I ever had! My friends thinks the same... The marshmallow on top is WOW!! The texture of the ice cream is a bit different... I have...

Ferrell's Donut House 1403 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Ferrell's Donut House
bakery

Ferrell's Donut House

1403 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Good priced fast service and decent donuts and pasteries. Only thing is they only accept cash, there is an ATM inside the place but not sure if it charges for...

Allbright's Donut Shoppe 1055 Water St, Santa Cruz
Allbright's Donut Shoppe
bakery

Allbright's Donut Shoppe

1055 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

A donut shop, not the typical spot I choose to stop in for a cup of coffee and a chance to catch up on some work but boy am I glad I did. Sitting off in the...