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Kelly's French Bakery

402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5800
831-423-9059
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Ranked #9 of 329 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: European, Dessert, French, Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We love going to Kelly's to have a meal with the family on their outdoor tables. They have a nice area surrounded by small shops, which make the place very kid friendly and relaxing. The food is excellent, with delicious pastries, sandwiches and breakfast dishes. This is a great place for breakfast/brunch, particularly on nice days. Recommended!

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San Jose, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stopped here and had lunch. The breaded chicken sandwich is absolutely delicious. Also had a chicken pastry that was out of this world. Pass on the garden salad. It wasn't as fresh as the other stuff. No gluten free options.

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Chiang Mai
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was not my first time at Kelly's. We've had delicious desserts and morning pastries that we brought home from here before. So I am not sure if I was having an off day or it was just what we ordered. We ordered coffee and a morning bun and an apple slipper. I thought the coffee was a little on... More

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Woodland, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to Kelly's because of all the great reviews on Trip Advisor. Got there and a line was out the door. No problem. We can wait for great food. However, while standing in line we noticed it's really just like eating in a parking lot. No ambiance at all. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing if you're... More

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Saratoga, ca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

this nice small bakery is close to Natural Bridges beach. I had roasted eggplant sandwich (wheat bread, roasted bell pepper, cheese and herbs). Tasted great, very fresh. The place is relaxing and lovely. After lunch got some desserts for the afternoon tea at home. Highly recommend it.

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San Ramon, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The sandwiches, quiche and salads are all superb! It's tough to decide which option to choose. The deliciousness doesn't end there... stay for a cafe au lait and one (or three) of there macarons!

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The pastries looked terrific but we just went there for breakfast since nothing else opens before 8:00 in Santa Cruz. My husband and I both ordered a scrambled egg sandwich. The bread was not toasted enough for me and the bacon was not cooked enough for me. (I will only eat bacon that is crisp.) the two sandwiches, coffee and... More

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plantation
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First visited last year and again this year at this time. Great sandwiches, salads, and pastries. Order at the counter and meal is delivered to your table. Indoor area a bit cramped. Very nice, large outdoor patio area. Bicycle friendly. A great lunch spot.

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Reno, NV
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80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We came here for a late lunch early dinner and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely setting inside, nice helping service and most of all the fabulous selection of delectable treats available just waiting for us in the dessert display. The prices here are not the cheapest around, like at a grocery store, but this is the high end stuff... More

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El Centro, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were driving through Santa Cruz, accidentally turned down Ingalls Street to see the ocean view, noticed a quaint restaurant and thought, why not? When we went in, we noticed the great smell of soups and bread. We ordered our meal, sat down and noticed the coupe next to us having soup. It looked and smelled good, so we added... More

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