Samba Rock Acai Cafe

Brazilian Restaurant
291 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 291 Water Street, Santa Cruz Directions
Today 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Open All Hours
+18314582224
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93% of 317 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Brazilian, Coffee, Tea, Bistro
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon-Fri
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, Brazilian, Coffee, Tea, Bistro
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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Tips

250
Verified
Report | a year ago
Get your frutatarian bad self on down. Ride your bike there for extra health benefits.
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Report | 2 years ago
great place
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Report | 2 years ago
Busy likable place
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Report | 2 years ago
I didnt understand why there were four employees on?? I wish it were closer to downtown, I would go there more often
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Great place!! Keep up the good work!!
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Great job! Needs to advertise more. I will send people your way.
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Report | 2 years ago
Love the indoor bike parking
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Report | 2 years ago
I was quite happy with both my bowl and my smoothie. Would definitely go back.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Keep up the food work!
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Very tasty! Keep up the good work!
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From Our Editors

When owners Vanessa and Ron Wilkerson were opening Samba Rock Acai Café, they encountered many roadblocks along the way. For instance, the city assessed there would be a $30,000 traffic-impact fee for their restaurant. So the duo improvised. They built an indoor bike parking area, reducing the fee while still providing customers a place to park their wheels. This is just one example in which Ron has defied what some might see as a career-ending set-back. In 1988, the former professional BMX Freestyle rider fell into a coma after failing to land a no-hander, no-footer trick on his bike. Though some might have given up after a life-threatening experience like that—he suffered short-term memory loss and even forgot some of the BMX tricks that he had pioneered—Ron got back on his bike. And if he hadn’t, he would never have traveled to Sao Paolo, Brazil, met Vanessa, married her, or opened Samba Rock Acai Café.

The menu at Samba Rock Acai Café pays homage to the country where the Wilkersons met and where Vanessa grew up. Blended Brazilian berries and mix-ins, such as bananas and peanut butter, make up the base for their acai bowls. They crown this base with toppings such as fresh fruit, avocado, coconut cream, and granola. Their smoothies also feature acai, as well as organic ingredients, which have never been tainted by spray tanners to look more appealing to customers. To round out their South American-inspired menu, they serve yerba mate—steeped leaves of the mate plant—with acai to sweeten each sip.

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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Many people described the Food as Good. Others thought:
+ 95%

  • Good
  • Delicious
  • Great
  • Fresh
  • Awesome
- 5%

  • Not Good
Many people described the Fruit as Fresh.
+ 83%
- 17%


Many people described the Breakfast as Healthy.
+ 67%
- 33%


Many people described the Employees as Friendly.
+ 67%
- 33%


Many people described the Bowl as Best.
+ 80%
- 20%


Many people described the Staff as Friendly.
+ 93%
- 7%


Many people described the Service as Attentive. Others thought:
+ 86%

  • Attentive
  • Best
  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Friendly
- 14%

  • Slow
Many people described the Smoothie as Good.
+ 67%
- 33%