One night, one week, or a month, the Santa Cruz Mountains and the surrounding cities, invite you to stay, eat, drink and explore this world famous destination.
The Santa Cruz Mountains is known as a premier wine and food destination for the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz. The region is home to more than 425 exciting restaurants and home to some award winning Michelin star restaurants. Here is where the farm-to-table culinary scene meets the creativity of some of the Bay Area’s best chefs, resulting in a wide range of culinary adventures.
Whether you’re seeking an in-town hotel close to night life and dining, a luxurious spa getaway, or the peaceful calm of a remote vineyard setting or the sound of the ocean, you’ll find a warm, gracious welcome from any one of our quaint villages or cities, including Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, Campbell, Aptos, Capitola, or Santa Cruz.
Gabriella CafeGabriella Cafe
Opened in December 1992 in a circa 1928 building, owner Paul Cockingtransformed the interior into today’s romantic space by adding arches to complement the Moorish front door.
Founding chef of was the now famous Jim Denevan of Outstanding in the Field. Subsequent chefs have been Rebecca King of Garden Variety Cheese and Sean Baker of Gather. Jim began the strong relationship with local farmers that Gabriella’s continues to cultivate, and put the restaurant at the front of the organic sustainable movement. Paul served on the board of the downtown farmer’s market for several years and now, nearly all of the produce used in the restaurant is purchased directly from local farmers. Gabriella’s has been recognized in Sunset, Fodor’s Travel Guide, and many other guides and newspapers.
We feature a new local artist every eight weeks. Prominent regulars are Charles Prentiss, Stephanie Martin, Hildy Bernstein, Tom Maderos and Dale Johnson.