Open Daily from 8am - 2pm

21231 East Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA 95062 • (831) 464-4698

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The Windmill Cafe in Santa Cruz

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Breakfast & Lunch

Windmill Café is a charming and inviting little spot nestled inside the Historic Lincoln Windmill building. It’s conveniently located within moments of the world famous Twin Lakes Beach and Santa Cruz Harbor.  They invite you to relax and enjoy their delicious cuisine while being only blocks away from the Ocean and Beautiful Beaches.

Special Occasions

Our Café can be reserved for your special events and private parties.  With a long history in event planning and off site catering, Windmill Café often exceeds our guests expectations. Please contact us to discuss your next event with Windmill Café.


Served 8am - 2pm

  • Coffee and Espresso
  • Sandwiches
  • Egg and Tofu Scrambles
  • Organically grown vegetables from our garden
  • Smoothies
  • Sautees and Stir-frys
  • Bagels & Croissants
  • Freshly baked goodies

Windmill interior

Gluten Free Muffins
  • Specializing in Gluten Free Baking
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Options
  • (and Meat Options)
  • Wild Salmon
  • Organic Chicken
  • Local Artist
  • A Dog Friendly Patio
  • Family Friendly (Highchair)
  • Wi-Fi

Tables inside the Windmill