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Dine Local Guide: Soif Restaurant + Wine Shop

Dine Local Guide: Soif Restaurant + Wine Shop

Outdoor Dining

Wed-Sat 5pm–8pm


105 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz

Soif Restaurant + Wine Shop

Soif Wine Bar has been a local favorite for wine lovers and lovers of great food since 2002. At this time, we are delighted to be open for both street-side dining, take-out meals and cocktails, and wine purchases.

Chef Tom McNary’s deep connection to the farmers and small producers here in Santa Cruz is reflected in a frequently changing menu rich in the freshest local produce and tastiest seafood possible. Everything is made daily and in-house, including Tom’s famous potted meats and pâté. Soif’s small plates, perfect with a glass of wine, are a favorite.

Alexis Carr, a WSET3 level sommelier and Soif’s wine director, oversees the coolest collection of wine in Santa Cruz County. Drawing from owner Patrice Boyle’s lifetime in the wine business, Soif is able to find and serve all manner of wines; natural, organic, small production, rare bottles, great bargains, hard to find treasures, wines from friends, and varieties most people have never heard of. Joining Alexis is retail shop manager, Dede Eckardt. The two women have created a wine selection designed to provide old favorites along with discoveries of new regions, types, and varieties. Our Terroiriste Wine Club also provides wine students with out-of-the-box wines every month. For specialized wine service email: Alexis@SoifWine.com. Join us!


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At Edible Monterey Bay, our mission is to celebrate the local food cultures of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, season by season.