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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 54
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Best of many great bakeries in Santa Cruz

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Paul B
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Burlingame, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Quaint location near wine tasting rooms - healthy selections such as salads and soup, paninis are mouthwatering and you'll be tempted with their assortment of desserts. Pies, pastries, scones, muffins, cookies. All freshly made. Excellent place to people watch and enjoy a meal.

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Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Kelly's has rarely disappointed me. The food is excellent, the staff is friendly, the atmosphere is lively, and if you sit outside you can watch Brewer's Blackbirds. This is a popular place, but don't be deterred by the line--it moves quickly. I usually indulge in one of their French Pastries, and sometimes eat their delicious Fish Tacos.

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Bellevue, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had an excellent breakfast here and you could tell the place was full of locals. It also looked like a great place to pick up sandwiches for lunch.

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Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You can't beat an amazing sandwich taken outside on a chic patio -- followed by an even more amazing treat! This place was recommended to me by a co-worker and i am so glad we followed her advice!

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is the best for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dessert, or anytime you want to feel happy and welcomed in Santa Cruz.I recommend the Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon followed by one of their fresh-baked pastries for dessert. Great neighborhood feel. Leave time to shop, browse, or wander in this vibrant neighborhood. Walking or biking is the best way to... More 

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College Station, Texas
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309 reviews 309 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I had been counting the days until I got to Santa Cruz to eat breakfast at Kelly's. Let me start by mentioning that the place is horrendously busy during most of the day. If you want complete silence to enjoy your food, go at 7am on a Sunday. Well worth it. I sampled multiple pastries (see photos). The bouche de... 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, Dessert, 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, Dessert, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?