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Which Long Gone Santa Cruz Restaurant Do You Miss Most?

Der Wienerschnitzel sits like an eyesore but brings back some happy memories. Which restaurant from Santa Cruz's past do you miss the most?

I have fond memories of Seychelles, back when it was in the courtyard behind Bookshop Santa Cruz, before the 1989 earthquake. It was exotic and romantic.

That's when the Pergolesi was also in that courtyard and the first place I'd ever heard the words iced latte, my future drug of choice.

Does anyone have pictures of that courtyard? How about pictures of your favorite long gone places for a restaurant-cooked meal.

Remember when Omei shared a building with a breakfast place? Was it the Swan? Help me here.

I remember the pressed tofu there and miss that meal which was taken off the menu in the new Omei. That was my first taste of tofu I truly loved. It was so pressed, it was like meat and made it easier to be a vegetarian.

Share your faves and maybe someone will bring them back.

beviej September 28, 2012 at 02:23 AM
The Tea Cup chinese restaurant downtown, Bubble cafe, and Casgagnolas where I once worked. But the one I miss most of all is the Cooper House.
Brad Kava September 28, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Anyone have some pictures of these places? Especially the courtyard? I really miss that. For me, that was Santa Cruz.
Karen September 28, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Farmer's Exchange on River St..yeah, it was only for tea, etc, but do I miss being able to browse in that place! Then I went to Domus over the hill, but it is gone, now, too. Really miss Dragon Gate restaurant next to the bar across from Jack in the Box...The waitress there always smiled when we came in--wonder what happened to her? And the waitress at Marianne's Ice Cream--Polly--Sam doesn't know what happened to her, either!
Michael Marenghi April 07, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Michael 831-246-1573 Looking for pictures of Facelli's restauraunt santa cruz 1960's
dani fernin November 18, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Castagnola's, I worked there around 1980-81, great place, the owner Fred was from Iran, very strict and hard on the servers but if you were good he had your back. We had the best clientele from up and down the coast... fond memories and great tips...

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