River Cafe

Food & Drink
415 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 415 River St, Santa Cruz Directions
Today 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Open All Hours
+18314201280
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83% of 900 customers recommended

When you're in the mood for something fresh and new, peruse the menu at River Cafe in Santa Cruz and find out what all the fuss is about. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? River Cafe also offers catering.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Coffee, Tea, Organic, Californian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Coffee, Tea, Organic, Californian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Delivery
    No
  • Catering
    Yes
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Tips

250
342 Tips
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Report | a year ago
Overall I found the menu to be over priced and very limited selection The fact that they also require a 15 percent surcharge (mandatory) gratuity be added to your bill at a coffee shop is a bit over the top as well
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Report | a year ago
The food was good but the costumer service was not She was clearly upset and frustrated when I handed her the groupon Awkward !
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Report | a year ago
The service from the female was not at all friendly adding 15% tip without prior notification is not okay plus there is no real service to tip besides preparing the food My breakfast with a piece of fritatta, one sausage, and a coffee moch was almost $17
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Report | a year ago
Nasty unfriendly owner and an inattentive staff ruined this lunch for me Business appeared dirty as well along with improper and unsanitary food handling practices I will definitely not be back! F-minus!
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Report | a year ago
Toast plate is amazing!
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Report | a year ago
excellent food, lots of tasty, healthy options....the spritzer is awesome....check out the eggplant sandwich....my companion raved about the tomato soup
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Report | a year ago
There weren't many customers and the service was so slow. It was the same last time I was there. They are also pricey for what you get. $11 for a pulled pork and slaw Panini that didn't have much pulled pork and had mixed lettuces instead of slaw!
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Report | a year ago
Great food. We went on Sunday morning for brunch and we were too early for the panini's. :( The food we had was good, fresh and tasty. Nice service and nice to have some musicans playing.
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Report | a year ago
The required 15% gratuity for take-out was a stretch Then it took more than 45 min to get two paninis and a small salad was insane!
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Report | 2 years ago
Great for lunch, Try the baked goods!
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From Our Editors

Take a table at River Cafe in Santa Cruz and look forward to your next meal. River Cafe works to create healthy meals with flavorful twists. Be sure to check out River Cafe's outdoor seating when the climate is right.

Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.

Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby. River Cafe provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.

The average check at River Cafe will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Stop by for three square meals a day ? River Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mon-Sat
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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