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May 13, 2009 02:34 PM

Any good food near Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz?

Heading down the coast to Kuumbwa next Monday night. Does anybody have any recommendations for someplace to eat near there? Walking distance would be wonderful, as it would mean only having to find parking once.

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  1. I'm not really up on downtown Santa Cruz restaurants, but no one's replied yet so I thought I'd throw out a couple suggestions.

    About 6 blocks north is the new iteration of Oswald's. I've never been but the old Oswald's got lots of good reviews and the new one seems to get decently good reviews. Cuisine is cal-med with slightly upscale vibe.

    Soif is also about 6 blocks north. A wine bar + full service restaurant. Again never been, keep hearing good things about it.

    What kind of food, price range etc are you looking for? I hope someone else has more or better suggestions for you.

    1. links below

      recent posts on Oswald's:

      Soif Wine Bar & Retail
      105 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

      Oswald Restaurants
      603 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

      1. Also, both Gabriella Cafe and 515 Kitchen and Cocktails are both a few blocks north on Cedar St. from Kuumbwa.

        515 Kitchen and Cocktails
        santa cruz, CA, santa cruz, CA

        Gabriella Cafe
        910 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060