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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 - 7:00 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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 0
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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
A Great Neighborhood Bakery

What luck that we are so close to Kelly's! It's always hopping which is a testament to the quality of the products and the lovely outside eating area...even if it does overlook a parking lot. Kelly's is in the Swift St. retail area which has several winery tasting rooms, a great local restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ellen M
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What luck that we are so close to Kelly's! It's always hopping which is a testament to the quality of the products and the lovely outside eating area...even if it does overlook a parking lot. Kelly's is in the Swift St. retail area which has several winery tasting rooms, a great local restaurant and the best butcher around. So make... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When an eatery way off the beaten path is always busy, it means the locals are on to something good. Kelly's is that kind of place. Tucked away in a little area a couple blocks south of Highway 1 that is giving new life to an old warehouse district, Kelly's has great bread, delicious pastries, tasty pancakes, good sandwiches, and... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Maybe because I read the reviews I had high expectations. It was good but not a five rating We had chicken sandwich $11. Way over priced. And after standing in line and picking it ourselves there where three options for tip 15% 20% and 25%. For what?? We served our selves. Just don't get your hopes high :)

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Santa Cruz, California
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This is the kind of bakery everyone wants to go to! Tucked into the Swift Street boutique sho0ping area on the 'north?' Side of town Lol - keeping track of coordinate directions in Santa Cruz is always a challenge! Kelly's bakery has great breads, beautiful mouuses, mini cheese cakes And everything looks so yummy You just have to keep coming... More 

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

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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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?