The Windmill Cafe 21231 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA95062 The Windmill Cafe is a historical landmark that was turned into an eatery in 2009. It serves hot food, made-to-order…More sandwiches and smoothies, and it has a small salad bar. Built in the 1930s, the Windmill site began as a farm store, then became a candy store in the 1930s—a status which lasted until 2002. After a short incarnation as a coffee shop, it became the Windmill Cafe. It has Wi-Fi, indoor and outdoor seating, brightly painted red and yellow walls and a relaxed atmosphere.