Abbott Square

The MAH's community space includes Abbott Square—the outdoor public plaza we think of as our front porch. Six restaurants, two bars, and family-friendly creativity happening day and night.

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Sunday - Thursday, 7am–10pm
Friday - Saturday, 7am–12am

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Corner of Front St. and Cooper St. in downtown Santa Cruz


Like everything at the MAH, Abbott Square is a place to enjoy with family, friends, and to make unexpected connections with art, history, and other fabulous people across our community. Nearly everything happening at the MAH is interactive and inclusive. Abbott Square happily serves as a welcoming space where wonderful experiences happen every day.

Food & Drink

  • Cat.Cloud.Companion: A combination coffee shop and bakery
  • Front & Cooper: Two bars, one experience. Wine, beer, and world-class cocktails.
  • Pizzeria La Bufala: Authentic Neopolitan-style pizza
  • All Aboard: Raw & baked oysters. Lobster rolls. Clam chowder.
  • Veg on the Edge: West African-inspired organic, vegetarian cuisine.
  • Poke It: Build your own Poke bowl at this Hawaiian/Asian fusion counter.
  • Milk & Wood: Premium handcrafted popsicles made daily

Abbott Square Market

Abbott Square is a partnership between the MAH and Abbott Square Market. For a full list of menus and restaurant profiles, click the button below.