Food & Drink

Heavenly Roadside Café in Scotts Valley Lets You Get Away from It All

Family business offers a warm, friendly ambiance

Heavenly Roadside Café’s patio experience lives up to the name. PHOTO: TARMO HANNULA

Heavenly Roadside Café in Scotts Valley serves up classic breakfast and lunch favorites with modern additions and new twists.

Open seven days a week from 7:30am-2:00pm, Heavenly has a family-table feel, with welcoming vibes and a warm and friendly ambiance. So it should be no surprise that it is a family business—Marty Soliz and her husband took over the landmark restaurant seven years ago. They co-own and manage Heavenly, while their daughter Isabella works as a server. GT talked to Marty about what’s for breakfast in Scotts Valley.

What sets Heavenly apart from other breakfast/brunch spots?

MARTY SOLIZ: One thing is that we use thick-cut premium applewood smoked bacon in our menu items, and our eggs benedicts are a big draw as well. We make our hollandaise sauce fresh to order all day. Everything is made from scratch, and we always try to use local and organic products when possible. The Belgian waffles are made to order and come with seasonal berries, powdered sugar, and whipped cream. They definitely have a wow factor, a lot of people order one as almost like a brunch appetizer.

What are some of the most popular dishes from the breakfast and lunch menu?

For brunch, one of my favorites is the made-in-house crab cake benedict. It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser. The French toast is also a big hit; it has cinnamon swirls baked into it and is hand-dipped in egg batter and finished with powdered sugar. For lunch, one thing we have is a burger bar with eight different options, all with choice Angus hand-formed half-pound patties. One that I really like is the John Wayne: It has barbeque sauce, cheddar cheese, and onion rings. The onion rings themselves are very popular, too. They are thick-cut, made-to-order, hand-dipped, and served with a chipotle ranch dipping sauce.

What makes your outdoor patio space so extraordinary?

It’s an open-air patio; people really love sitting out there and will often wait just for it. You feel like you’re at a different location, like being whisked away to a vacation. It has a really special feeling; it’s a really peaceful setting and is very calming. It really does feel “heavenly” out there. We are fortunate to have this space during the pandemic. It has really helped us weather the storm, and the guests and community have been very supportive as well.

1210 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. 831-335-1210, heavenlyroadsidecafe.com.

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