Santa Cruz Diner, Santa Cruz CA | Merchant Profile

When driving along the beautiful California coast, be sure to stop at the iconic Santa Cruz Diner for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Looking to venture into new careers, Chip Kirchner and his wife and partner Kim Kirchner bought the restaurant in 1998. Chip saw great potential to add an East Coast style diner to the area when there was none around. Kimís Vietnamese background has given the classic diner menu an asian flare. The unique combination caught the attention of Food Network and Santa Cruz Diner was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.  On the menu you will find the usual fare for breakfast lunch and dinner. Order breakfast anytime of the day! The omelets are actually one of the most popular dinner orders. What made Santa Cruz Diner famous is their Pho, which is a must try if itís your first time going. The Pho is made using Kimís home recipe and is as good or better than most Vietnamese restaurant. If you have dietary restrictions, there are vegan and vegetarian options available as well. There is something for everyone on the menu!  Even the drink and beverage menu is long and diverse. Try a Raspberry Smoothie for breakfast or check out their selection of beer, wine, and champagne. Chip likes to say Santa Cruz Diner is ëfun dining, not fine dining.í The atmosphere is family friendly, the decor is light and relaxing, and the food is amazing. Come to Santa Cruz Diner and you will not be disappointed!

909 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060