The Harbor Cafe has been a staple in the local community for over 50 years. You can still find the original crew of Sailors and Fisherman frequenting the cafe with 80 yr old "Turk" at the head. A local sailing legend and patron who has been enjoying the Harbor Cafe since 1960. What started out as a local hangout for Sailors and Fishermen has expanded into one of the social hot spots for people of all ages in Santa Cruz. Now a perfectly blended mix of both there is one common thread. Incredible food, drinks, service and the feeling you belong. When you come to Harbor Cafe you feel like family. This is because the restaurant has stuck to one simple concept that has never changed. To have a family of co-workers who care for each other in a genuine way and express that to every customer. This provides the experience of support, respect and well being. This is the true heart and soul, the inspiring element" of Harbor Cafe.
Little did we know that the idea of infusing "well being" into a business would be such a pioneering concept. It's the root that's allowed us to expand and grow in so many ways and stay true to our local community. Our history is in the buildings, kitchen cooktop, redwood tables, recipes, family of co-workers and most importantly the hearts of all who frequent. When you come to the harbor cafe you are woven deeply into the fabric of its masterpiece and become engrained in it's history. No matter what kind of day your having or night you had, the Harbor Cafe will re-fuel you. Come Join us! We are proud to serve you with the same level of dedication and well being that we have been for over 50 years.