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gardyloo Aug 24, 2011 07:08 PM

A really long time ago we used to go to the Farm for Sunday brunch when it was a restaurant. Long gone now, but in its place we would occasionally go to Shadowbrook. It doesn't do brunch anymore (IMO their only decent meal). Can anyone suggest some yummy choices somewhere between Watsonville to Santa Cruz? We'll be on our way home to Concord from San Luis Obispo and are stopping for the night in the area.
Thanks so much!

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Shadowbrook
1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola, CA 95010

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    nancy2 Aug 26, 2011 05:24 PM

    Cafe Sparrow in Aptos, good, you won't be disappointed but call ahead. Higway 1 to either Rio Del Mar exit or State Park Dr,

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    Cafe Sparrow Restaurant
    8042 Soquel Dr Ste A, Aptos, CA 95003

    1. PolarBear Aug 26, 2011 09:40 AM

      Might check the Cafe Rio in Aptos, seem to recall a Sunday brunch there in the past, but it's been a few years.

      http://www.caferioaptos.com/

      1. toodie jane Aug 26, 2011 08:10 AM

        A friend who has a family beach home in Aptos rec'd this place for dinner. The Sparrow. The website lists no menu, so I'd say give them a call for specifics. Aptos is small and cozy community, would be a nice place to start your day's journey home.

        For more casual spots for breakfast/coffee/pastries, there are several very good coffee roasters along the east side of Highway 1 at the Aptos State Park Drive Exit. Go left or right on Soquel Drive. Across the highway on Center St., Manuel's Restaurant is open at 11:30 for lunch. Excellent food.

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