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Photo Friday: Train Place Deli, Capitola California

July 3rd, 2009 by bsmith | Filed under Family Travel, Photo Friday, Santa Cruz County Adventures.

Train Place Deli, Capitola California

It was Day 8 of our Santa Cruz adventure.  Due to circumstances mostly beyond my control I needed a place to eat dinner at 6:45 pm.  The kids were cranky and exhausted.  My husband was out eating with friends.  I was desperately seeking a place that was so entertaining that the little ones would behave themselves well enough that we wouldn’t be kicked out!

I found my oasis in the town of Capitola, California.   I headed to the Train Place Deli hoping that the mesmorizing sight of model trains would calm my rowdy crew.  Well, as you can see from the pictures below, the kids were still pretty rowdy, but the gracious service and fascinating trains did put everyone in a better mood.

Tired, but Happy at the Train Place Deli

Tired, but Happy at the Train Place Deli

The hardworking owners of the Train Place Deli welcomed us fifteen minutes before closing, patiently took my children’s order,  (A five year old can be pretty undecided at 7pm), and even treated us to some extra cookies.  My Italian Special was delicious and included: a huge salami sandwich, pasta salad, and a drink.  Each kids meal came with a big cookie which made everyone happy.

Yummy Treats at the Train Place Deli
Yummy Treats at the Train Place Deli

 

Then of course there are the trains.  Half the deli is filled with elaborate model trains that run  throughout your visit. Take a look:
All Aboard at the Train Place Deli

All Aboard at the Train Place Deli

 

Thomas Steams Along at the Train Place Deli

Thomas Steams Along at the Train Place Deli

 If you are looking for more train adventures, this week we also took the beach train at Roaring Camp in Felton, Ca and visited Sonoma’s Traintown a very affordable train adventure.

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Happy Trails,

Bridget

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