Downtown Santa Cruz


Surfrider Café is a relaxed atmosphere eatery, with a focus on having the best burgers, beers and shakes in Santa Cruz.

Surfrider Café features gourmet hamburgers, a large selection of craft beers, over the top comfort foods, appetizers and old fashioned milks shakes made with Marianne's ice cream. Our menu focuses on having the best burgers, beers and shakes in Santa Cruz. We also serve what we call "California beach cuisine", an eclectic mix of fresh, organic, sweet, savory, local and down home delicious food.


Established in 2009, Surfrider Café is family owned and operated, and we believe our employees are as important as our customers. Through our community benefit nights we've donated almost $9000 in our first year of business to local schools and non-profits. We've owned a microbrewery & restaurant in Santa Cruz county for over twenty years, and we also brew under the moniker of Santa Cruz Brewery.


15 Craft brewed beers on tap
Natural black angus burgers
Killler fish tacos
Comfort foods
Organic stirfrys made with locally grown vegetables
Fresh baked sourdough bread
Gluten-free buns
Vegan options
Homemade desserts
Most dinners are under $10
Kid approved kid's menu


(831) 713-5258


429 Front Street
Santa Cruz, Ca


11:30 am to 10 pm
Open daily for lunch & dinner
Fri & Sat until 11 pm

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craft Beer

15 taps and a rotating menu of local Santa Cruz craft beers

Happy Hour

3-6 pm Daily | $1 off Beer & Wine

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