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Surf City Cafe is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to your students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

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Welcome to Surf City Café and the start of the 2020-2021 school year during distance learning. We understand that this school year is like no other and we understand that many families are experiencing a number of challenges. Please know that our Food Service department is here to help.

There are a few changes this school year that we would like to bring to your attention.

District Wide Meal Price

Last spring we were able to feed all children 18 and younger for free, however the USDA waiver that allowed us to do so has expired and all families will have to pay for their meals if they do not qualify for free or reduced. To help offset this expense while distance learning we have implemented a District wide price of $2.50 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.

We encourage you to pay online at or only by check at the meal pick up location. No cash will be taken at the meal pick up location. All meal charges will be placed on your students account and a negative balance email or letter will be sent home.

Serving Locations

We will continue to serve all families by creating a sister school system and limiting the number of participates at any given site, making each customer service transaction safe and fast for tracking purposes. We ask that if your student attends the school listed below that you pick meals up at the listed serving location:

Bayview Elementary & Santa Cruz High students will be served at Bayview Elementary

Mission Hill Middle & Westlake Elementary will be served at Mission Hill Middle School

DeLaveaga Elementary, Gault Elementary & B40 Middle will be served at DeLaveaga Elementary

Harbor High, Gault Elementary & Small Schools Campus will be served at Harbor High

Soquel High & Delta will be served at Soquel High


Families living in or around the community locations listed below may pick meals up at these locations:

Neary Lagoon Apartments

Salz Tannery Apartments

Beach Flats Park

Sycamore Commons

When coming to pick up meals you will be asked to give your students name and school or attendance. All students of Santa Cruz City Schools can pick up at any location based on siblings or convenience of pick up, however for recording purposes we do ask that you try to go to the above listed sites or locations.

Days of Service

To limit exposure to both our families and our staff we are moving to a two day pick up, Tuesday and Friday. Families would pick up both breakfast and lunch with a variety of individual items including fresh fruit, vegetables and milk that are nutritionally balanced and meet all state and federal guidelines.

Once again our Food Service department is here to help. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate in contacting our office at (831)429-3850.



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Applications will be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year!


Complete your application online in the privacy of your home. All information completed on the application is confidential and can not be shared by law.

Online applications are processed daily, therefore your child will not miss out and have to wait for paper processing.

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California Thursdays

Please join us in celebrating California Food for California Kids. On Thursdays district wide our students are served healthy, freshly prepared meals made with California sourced ingredients. Please check out our what's new section below or visit 




Our Mission

Surf City Cafe strives to provide healthy, tasty and appealing meals using local ingredients whenever possible and to give fun and friendly, informed customer service and nutritional education to all our students in a positive, equitable and safe environment.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

We also provide nutritional support for each school to assure maximum student achievement, adhering to the nutritional standards set by the USDA in the National School Lunch Program. Surf City Cafe staff assigned to individual schools ensure that breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper and after school snack programs throughout the district meet the needs of students and staff. Our office is located on the Harbor High School campus.

What We Stand For

  • We are committed to not only meeting but exceeding the standards of California Wellness policy and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • We prepare foods with no Trans Fats or High Fructose Corn Syrup and seek to minimize Saturated Fats, Sugar, Sodium and Fatty Foods whenever possible.
  • We do not fry foods ever.
  • We search for foods with the least amount of additives, sweeteners, salts, sugars, colors and preservatives.
  • We buy as much locally grown produce as possible, shopping within the seasons to provide quality and value as well as a wide variety of foods.
  • We pride ourselves on nutrition education.
  • We are partnering with our community organizations as well as our own staff to continue to teach students and parents alike about the importance and value of choosing local, fresh seasonal foods and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. 
  • We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact by using local vendors and farmers and thus promoting the local economy and socially just business practices.
  • We use only natural, Green biodegradable cleaning products and recyclable or biodegradable products wherever possible.
  • We are committed to all of this while providing value in the choices we offer, and we are mindful of waste and efficiency so as to meet or exceed to our fiscal responsibilities.



Charge Policy

Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

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