1016 Cedar Street

Santa Cruz, California




 Open for lunch

 11:30 till 2:30 everyday

 And dinner 

Tuesday through Saturday  5:30 till 8:30

 Reservations required for parties of  6 or more




Senior discounts as follows
(remember 70 is the new 60)


     75+  10%      PREPARE TO SHOW ID

     85+  25%              and please request

     90+  50%       discount when ordering.

   100+  FREE       





     Fresh Brewed Ice Tea             Soda


       Unsweetened                           Coke   

       Southern Sweet                       Diet Coke

       Cranberry                                 Root Beer

       Peach        3.25                         Sparkling Water     2.50



 Peach or Cranberry FIZZES…..(pronounced fizz-ayyy)

           A Refreshing and a healthy soda alternative.

            100% pure juice mixed with sparkling water

            Served over ice in a pint glass.            2.50




     Hot Tea                               Coffee Drinks


Black      Assam                            House         3.25

               Earl Grey                        Espresso      2.50

Green     Jasmine                        Cappuccino   3.50

               Genmaicha                     Latte        4.00

Herbal    African Nectar              Mocha         4.50 






Cup of soup, garden salad and warm bread   10


Half panino and a garden salad   10


Half panino and a cup of soup   11


Half Panino, cup of soup, garden salad     12.50


Half Hummus and garden salad  10


Plough Persons Lunch: Brie or cheddar, salami, olives and crostini (plain or garlic)   11


The PANINO of your choice includes a complementary garden salad or chips. You are welcome to upgrade the salad to Gorgonzola($3) or a Caesar($4)  or
substitute cup of soup for only $2

(3 for chili). 


Any panino can be on gluten free bread


Turkey, Brie and Pesto: all natural roasted turkey, basil pesto, and a rich creamy brie grilled on francese 11.75


Ham, Cheddar, and Mustard: apple smoked ham, cheddar cheese, and light mustard grilled on francese  11.25


Turkey, Kalimata and Greens: all natural roasted turkey, Limelight’s Kalimata olive tapenade and fresh greens grilled on francese  10.95


Artichoke Heart, Mozzarella and Pepper Pesto: Castroville artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese, and red pepper pesto grilled on francese  (vegetarian) 10.95


Cheddar, Onion, and Cumin: cheddar cheese, grilled sweet onions, and spicy cumin grilled on fresh Sourdough (vegetarian) 10.50


Brie, Pepper, and Butter: creamy brie cheese sprinkled with fresh black pepper and grilled on lightly buttered Francese bread (vegetarian) 10



Traditional Club Panino: all natural roast turkey, Swiss cheese, mustard, savory bacon, and fresh tomatoes grilled on Sourdough 11


Panino Lite: all natural roast turkey, Limelight’s red pepper pesto and artichoke hearts 10


Salami, Mozzarella, and Pesto: Italian salami,

Mozzarella cheese, and red pepper pesto grilled on

Francese 11.25


Kalimata, Cheddar, and Tomato: Limelight’s Kalimata

olive tapenade, cheddar cheese and fresh tomatoes grilled

on francese (vegetarian) 10.50


Barbeque chicken, cheddar, and red onions grilled on sourdough 11.5


The Caprese-mozzarella, basil pesto and fresh roma

tomatoes grilled on francese  10.50


Salami, olive, and cheddar tapenade grilled on francese  11.25


Turkey, olive and cheddar tapenade grilled on francese  11


Monica’s Classic Grilled Cheddar: cheddar cheese

grilled on lightly buttered Sourdough (vegetarian) 9 



Customize your grilled cheese.  Take the classic Monica’s grilled cheese on sliced sourdough and make it your own with the following toppings:


Basil Pesto – Red Onions – Jalapeños – Tapenade-Pickles

Tomatoes – fresh apple   50 cents each


Bacon – Turkey – Ham – Salami  2 dollars each


And yes you can just get a half a one in the special combo deal.





Incredible Warm Brownie Sundae

A warm chocolate brownie buried in Vanilla Ice Cream covered with chocolate sauce and whipdshipped cream  6


Café Affogato

Creamy vanilla ice cream floating in espresso with a dash of whipped cream  5


Old fashion Root Beer Float

A simple desert, from a simpler time…and simply darn good  6


The Snicker Panini RETURNS!

Served a la mode    8




Organic Peanut butter and Strawberry jam  5


Kid’s grilled cheese  6


Cheese plate with mild cheddar, apple and crostini 5


Mini Brownie Sundae 3







Roasted Pig ears (big and chewy) 3.25                  


Milk bone (12 vitamins and minerals) 2.00


Bully stick (hard and challenging) 4.25                                 


Fresh roasted turkey (moist and savory) 4.50                      


Dental stick (clean teeth and fresh breath)  3     


Chicken foot (paw licking good!) 3            


SO…what is the

Secret menu


A few hints…



The Frank,

The Scary Bad Difibulator

and the  Café Bene Special 


are just a few…  



© Farouk 2017