News about Westside Santa Cruz restaurant Café Iveta

Westside Santa Cruz's Cafe Iveta is a pleasant and affordable venue with delicious offerings

Since Summer 2010, family-owned-and-operated Santa Cruz restaurant Café Iveta has provided locals with great coffee, tea and espresso, a variety of lunch items such as sandwiches and soups, and many pastries including scones (interesting fact: scones are how Iveta first started, as a food company with products including baking mixes with scone mixes as its specialty). I am a fan of Café Iveta and want to share some of the changes at Café Iveta that have occurred in the last few months.

Lunch offerings have always included several tasty sandwiches served on local fresh bread. There is a BLT (Iveta’s best-selling sandwich) with crispy hardwood smoked bacon, fresh Bibb lettuce, and homemade spicy mayonnaise. Some customers add soft-poached egg or avocado. Or Tunisian Tuna with white albacore tuna, red and green bell peppers, and hot giardiniera, and Caprese with fresh mozzarella, homemade pesto, and tomatoes. Now the café also has a lunch combo for $8, which is perfect if you’re in the mood for something lighter. You get a half-sandwich plus a cup of homemade soup or a half Italian salad. Soup choices vary and have included roasted eggplant and cream of mushroom. The salad features mixed greens, garbanzo beans, tomato, shaved Parmesan, and homemade croutons.

Another new lunch choice: “quick-grab sandwiches,” perfect if you’re on the go or want a small sandwich for any other reason. These are Salami and Provolone ($3.25) and Imported Prosciutto and Brie ($4.95).

In recent months, Café Iveta has done some successful remodeling. Now there is an expanded gift shop and a very pleasant large patio. The retail shop has items like scone and muffin mixes, tins of tea, and bakeware. Also, the café has an upstairs area available for rental if you are in need of a Westside Santa Cruz space for a work meeting or a small party. It’s about 300 square feet; contact or (831) 234-5653 for more information.

Location: 2125 Delaware Ave Suite F (near Swift), Santa Cruz 95060, (831) 713-0320
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm

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