Deli Sandwiches, Fresh Salads, Handmade Soups and more on Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz - Your nearby DeliCafé "Locations with Character"

Your Erik’s DeliCafé on Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz is the perfect place to grab a fresh deli sandwich for lunch, or to enjoy a handmade soup or salad made with many locally sourced produce ingredients. For dessert, Erik’s has a bakery selection that includes cookies, brownies and more.

Enjoy a Deli Sandwich at your nearby Santa Cruz Erik’s DeliCafé on Soquel Drive!

If deli sandwiches are your thing, the Erik’s DeliCafé is near you, and features all your favorites, including delicious ham, turkey, roast beef, Monterey jack cheese and more.

Check out a few of Erik's delicious deli sandwiches
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress (featuring fresh sliced turkey breast, avocado, locally grown sprouts)
  • The REO Speedwagon (built on a foundation of ham, turkey breast and Monterey jack cheese)
  • The Pot Belly (highlighted by pastrami, turkey breast, and Monterey jack cheese)
  • plus many, many more! Check out our full deli sandwich menu – then come see us!


Delicious Salads Made from Fresh, Crisp Ingredients

Erik’s DeliCafé in Santa Cruz on Soquel Drive also features our full menu of salads, created to order with locally sourced produce, and always served with a side of freshly sliced bread. At Erik’s, you can enjoy salads featuring chicken, avocado, tomato, crisp romaine lettuce, cheeses, fresh croutons and much more.


Handmade Soup from Erik’s DeliCafé in Santa Cruz on Soquel Drive

If you’re in the mood for a handmade soup, you want to grab a bowl at Erik’s DeliCafé in Santa Cruz just off Highway 1 – our soups are savory and delicious, based on Erik’s family recipes using only the highest quality ingredients.

Our everyday soup selection includes:
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Butternut Squash
  • Vegetarian Vegetable
  • Chicken Vegetable Rice
  • Tomato Basil Bisque
  • “Texas Jailhouse” Chili®
  • Plus a selection of Special Kettle (seasonal soups) throughout the year.


Erik's DeliCafe in Santa Cruz on Soquel Drive


In 1973, for an initial cash outlay of $429.00, Erik Johnson transformed a 600 sq. ft. delicatessen/bakery in Scotts Valley into Erik’s DeliCafé. Now we have more than 30 locations throughout Santa Cruz County, the Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula and one in Roseville – including this neighborhood deli on Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz, just off Highway 1.

Having a group event? Looking for deli catering for your home or office party in Santa Cruz?

Find out about Erik's catering services
Erik’s DeliCafé caters all kind of events, from business meeting to family gathering – and we’d love to help serve your next group get-together with awesome deli sandwiches, mouthwatering soups, wonderfully fresh salads and bakery goods that taste like they’re straight from mom’s oven. Check out our catering menu, then come see us on Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz.


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