From Our Editors
One of the more inexpensive bakeries in Santa Cruz, customers of Live Oak Cafe won't break the bank for a satisfying meal and delightful experience. Whether you are stopping in for the excellent quality, helpful service, or both, you will never leave this restaurant unsatisfied.
Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when you want to soak up a bit of that California sun. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
There truly is something for everyone, with both healthy and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering (or a birthday meal), it's rated as a nice local option for big groups and families with children. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you.
A reputable favorite for both breakfast and lunch in Live Oak, you shouldn't walk away from Live Oak Cafe disappointed. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.