If you happen to visit Santa Cruz with your family, you definitely should know about the best places where you can have a meal with your children. In order to help you with your choice, we have created this list of the top three places to eat out with your family.
Linda’s Seabreeze Café
Number one on our list is Linda’s Seabreeze Café which won The Certificate of Excellence in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Linda’s Seabreeze Café is offering American cuisine and it is completely vegetarian friendly. The cafe also has gluten free options as well as dishes for vegans, so, you will be able to enjoy the food even if you are on a special diet.
Linda’s Seabreeze Café serves breakfast, lunch and brunch as well as takeout meals.
For the extra comfort of its clients, Linda’s Seabreeze Café has wheelchairs and highchairs.
At the moment, the menu of the café includes homemade soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and many other types of dishes. For example, there are four options available for soups in Linda’s Seabreeze Café. Ordering Bowl, you will get a bowl of soup and French bread with butter. Cup Soup is served with croutons. There is also an option called Soup and Salad Combination which as you can guess includes both soup and salad. You can order Soup to Go as well.
Some examples of salads you can get in Linda’s Seabreeze Café are Dinner Salad, Chef Salad and Tuna Salad. Crisp Bacon and Cheese, Party Melt on Rye, Hamburger and Cheeseburger are some of the examples of burgers available in the cafe.
The choice of sandwiches in Linda’s Seabreeze Café is really large including delicious sandwiches with tuna, turkey, bacon or grilled cheese.
The prices for dishes in Linda’s Seabreeze Café start from 3$.
Walnut Avenue Café
Another great cafe with American cuisine suitable for families with children is Walnut Avenue Café. Here you can order regular dishes as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Walnut Avenue Café serves breakfast, lunch and brunch. A great feature of this cafe is the possibility of having your food outside. Here, you can also ask for a takeout. Wheelchairs and highchairs are available in the cafe.
Walnut Avenue Café has a large variety of appetising salads, burgers, sandwiches, homemade soup of the day and daily pasta specials. You will be able to order here Shrimp, Tomato & Red Onion Caesar, Curried Chicken Salad, Teriyaki Chicken Salad, Ahi Tuna Salad as well as a number of other delicious salads.
The choice of burgers in Walnut Avenue Café is great as well and includes options that will satisfy clients with absolutely different taste. Thus, here you can relish Pesto & Cheese Burger, Mushroom Cheese Burger, Bacon & Cheese Burger, California Burger and others.
You will find here Cafe Cristo, Cesar Wrap, Vegi-melt and Hectors Shrimp Melt among numerous sandwiches offered in Walnut Avenue Café.
Note that this cafe also has side orders such as ham, bacon, muffins, Sausage of the Day and others.
The prices for cheapest dishes available in Walnut Avenue Café start from 3$.
Lillian’s Italian Kitchen
If you are a fan of Italian cuisine, you should definitely visit the Lillian’s Italian Kitchen restaurant. This place is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Santa Cruz and it is certainly a top Italian restaurant.
Lillian’s Italian Kitchen serves lunch and dinner and has a full bar. The restaurant also offers takeout. You can easily find here vegetarian friendly dishes or order vegan or gluten free options. Wheelchairs are accessible on the premises of the restaurant and, if you are going to take your toddler with you, you can get a highchair for the child.
Lillian’s Italian Kitchen has a large choice of delicious Italian dishes including salads, antipasti, sandwiches, soups, entrees, deserts as well as soft and alcohol drinks.
Some of the main courses available in the Lillian’s Italian Kitchen are Spaghetti Marinara/Arrabbiata, Prawns Scampi with Spaghetti, Lasagna, Black Truffle Stuffed Gnocchi, New York Steak and Wild Mushroom and Kale Ravioli. Here, you can taste such Italian soups as Creamy Artichoke, Broccoli and Parmesan with Garlic Croutons or Pasta e Fagioli. The mouth-watering desserts served in the restaurant are Affogato al Caffe, Tiramisu, Cannoli, Affogato al Cafe, Fiorello’s Artisan Gelato, New York Style Cheesecake and Pot de Crème.