The Walnut Avenue Cafe

Café, Breakfast, American
$ $
106 Walnut Ave (at Pacific Ave.)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 457-2307
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm



  • great service at the bar for breakfast
  • Met the family here for lunch. Was very happy with quality of food, service and price. Now I understand why they are so popular. :)
  • I am so happy I found this place on Foursquare! I love the ambiance it smells fantastic in here. Nice and busy but not packed, right off the beaten path, but not super far away from everything.
  • Bring a hot date!
  • Great brunch, crappy coffee
  • Vegans can order green chili scramble made with tofu. It's pretty good & compares to Saturn or Dharmas in terms of flavor. Have them hold the milk if you order coffee. They bring it automatically.
  • Ask for Martha's table. She is the best on figuring out what you need especially when you haven't fully awake.
  • This is a dog friendly spot with a separate menu for your pup. There are five outdoor tables for seating. Menu is vegetarian friendly to boot!
  • perfect eggs benedict - perfect...
  • The banana and walnut French toast is spectacular.
  • Free WiFi thanks to Cruzio!
  • Carnitas breakfast. Yum.
  • Such a long wait when it's packed OR empty plus it's overpriced!
  • Good food BUT the wait can be a bitch!
  • Get here before 9:00 on the weekends or expect at least an hour wait.
  • This place is great! Excellent staff! Request Lidia when you go!
  • Shrimp Eggs Benedict is awesome, the coffee is horribly bitter, and the staff is absolutely wonderful!
  • Great place to eat. I usually go to the Buttery, but wanted to try out something else. This place had fantastic reviews... so their you go... Enjoy!
  • Great place for breakfast.
  • The chilaquiles are super yummy. Ask for some of their fresh salsa too!

Nearby places

400 Beach Street (btw Riverside Ave & Cliff St)
1540 Pacific Ave (at Front St)
1520 Pacific Ave. (at Locust St.)