About Us

Erik Johnson, FounderYes, There Really is an Erik!

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 32 locations throughout Santa Cruz County, the Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula and one in Roseville.

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Learn more about Erik’s Story and Find an Erik’s Near You!


Free WIFI at Eriks DelicafeErik’s is Now Fast, Fresh & Online!

Erik’s is now online!  Join Erik’s Email Club for offers exclusive to Erik’s Email Club Members.  Be sure to become a fan on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter.   And visit the Erik’s Blog, “The Goo Times”, to keep up to date with Erik’s in the community and exciting new offers.



SoupsHere’s to Your Health! ®

In the early days of Erik’s DeliCafé, Erik recruited his mom and dad, Ray and Dolores Johnson to help create many of the recipes that are still used by Erik’s today.  Over the years, Erik’s has created a number of “Sandwiches with Character” with the help of Erik’s Team Members and Erik’s customers.

Learn more about Erik’s Soups and “Sandwiches with Character®”.


Deluxe Sandwhiches with Character, cookie, saladAsk About Erik’s Catering

The same high quality food found daily at Erik’s DeliCafé can be enjoyed at your next catered event.  From office lunches to social events, Erik’s catering provides the same friendly service and delicious food that can be experienced at our restaurants.  Whatever the occasion, from 5 to 500 or more, we can help you create the perfect event for your guests.  Please contact us for your next catering needs.

Ask about Erik’s Catering today!

What’s New at Erik’s!

Be sure to check out “What’s New” to find out “What’s New at Erik’s.”  Learn more about Erik’s Gluten Free items, seasonal soup selections and the latest news on Erik’s Seasonal “What’s New” menu items.

Fast, Fresh & Franchising

At Erik’s, our uncompromising Corporate Values of Quality, Consistency, Service and Integrity is the foundation upon which every Erik’s DeliCafé is built.

Join the Erik’s DeliCafé Team today!

EmploymentEmployment Opportunities at Erik’s

Erik’s DeliCafé is a team of people committed to working together to provide our customers with a consistent dining experience that is characterized by quality food and responsive service delivered in a friendly, clean and unique environment.

If you are interested in employment at Erik’s, please visit an Erik’s Near You or download an application online and return it to the location.

The majority of Erik’s DeliCafés are independently owned and operated.  Franchisees are the exclusive employer of their employees and as such are solely responsible for all employment related matters in their DeliCafés.  Erik’s DeliCafé and its independently owned and operated Franchisees are equal opportunity employers.