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Kelly's French Bakery

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402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5800
831-423-9059
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 34
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Luscious treats at Kelly's in Santa Cruz!

Kelly's is a great place for lunch or an afternoon tea and treat. My favorite is their eclair - tender yet crisp choux dough, luscious cream and dark chocolate on top. Truthfully everything I've ever had from Kelly's has been delicious. The only downsides are that it can get packed at lunchtime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Campbell, California
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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Kelly's is a great place for lunch or an afternoon tea and treat. My favorite is their eclair - tender yet crisp choux dough, luscious cream and dark chocolate on top. Truthfully everything I've ever had from Kelly's has been delicious. The only downsides are that it can get packed at lunchtime and the prices are a bit steep. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went on a busy Sunday afternoon but the ordering line moved quickly and the food came out promptly. Sandwiches come with a choice of sides; the bowl of cole slaw or the side salad are almost a meal by themselves. The BLT sandwich was perfectly done as was the turkey Cobb sandwich. The fattoush salad was not traditional because it... More 

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Danville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food looks delicious and it tastes great. The coffee is really good. The ice cream sandwiches are to die for! (Made to order on fresh cookies.)

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Cameron Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This time had poached eggs on sour dough toast and a latte, all perfect. Not the cheapest place in town but well worth it plus outside tables when the weather is good.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped at Kelly's French Bakery for ice cream after visiting a museum in Santa Cruz. This place is dedicated to baked items, but they have a small ice cream selection. The restaurant was fairly busy which is a good sign of the quality of food. The ice cream was good.

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Boulder Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very good for a lunch. I love the outside patio, the house made breads are delicious, and love the sandwiches!

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is simply the best bakery for many miles, and we have many great bakeries in Santa Cruz. This is my favorite because they do fantastic sourdough breads. I love the baguettes and loaves, but my favorite is getting the sour dough onion bagels. These are unique and I have never had any bagel that compares to them. The Baggelry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Kelly's French bakery is to me one of the most amazing food places ever. The quality is always over the top, staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere and decoration of the interior is artsy and the outside area is perfect to sit at on a sunny day. I'd recommend it to everyone I know for every occasion. Only disadvantage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Although it's a bakery, I had a great crab cake Sando. Great spot before or after your walk, ride, or glide. Near a brew pub and a wine tasting room.

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Brookline, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Kelly’s French Bakery is a local gem. Passing through Santa Cruz, we stopped for a delightful lunch. It’s a real bakery, with baguettes and éclairs for sale, and you can also get a single serve quiche and many other good choices. The coffee is robust and excellent – even the decaf. It’s informal and it’s heavily patronized by students from... More 

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Additional Information about Kelly's French Bakery

Address: 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5800
Phone Number: 831-423-9059
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: French, Cafe, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5800
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-423-9059

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, European
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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