1102 Pacific Avenue
at Cathcart St.
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
Hoffman's is the place that you can rely on to dine with friends, family, and co-workers for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Since 2001, Hoffmans has become a dependable destination dedicated to wholesome, organic, and local cuisine with vegetarian and vegan options. Our menu truly offers dishes to satisfy everyone.
We offer free parking validation and a private 2 hour parking lot, conveniently located directly behind our building.
It all started when...
Ed and June Hoffman opened Hoffman’s Downtown in September of 2001. That’s not where Mr. Ed Hoffman started his baking career though. Over 25 years before in in the same downtown Santa Cruz the Old Theatre Cafe stood and a young, vibrant, handsome Ed Hoffman was an apprentice baker under the tutelage of Lorenz Rothbucher. He also worked with Ron Schmidt, Al Negri, and Jean Wopplehorst, all former owners of bakeries in downtown Santa Cruz. It was love at first sight for a 19 year old June and after both graduating from UCSC they went on to start their life and business in an exciting new place.
As they had their first two children Marie and Adam Hoffman, they moved up to Eastside of Seattle, Washington to Kirkland to open and run a still existing Hoffman’s Fine Pastries. Ed ran the Best Bakery on the Eastside and produced award winning pastries daily as well as second to none wedding cakes. They ran the business for 16 years but their love of California beckoned. They sold the business in 2001 to come home to Santa Cruz with their third child Michelle.