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Kelly's French Bakery

402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5800
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Ranked #9 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Dessert, French, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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English first
Manhattan Kansas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were visiting the area and wanted coffee before we headed out of town. We were greeted by a line of people waiting to order and a glass case filled with pastries, desserts, breakfast items and sandwiches. We did get coffee (Peets)...a chicken sandwich...and two desserts. Everything was fabulous. We arrived at 11am and there was a line to order... More 

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Lafayette, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stopped by for a late-afternoon snack after visiting the UCSC Arboretum, having spotted the bakery on our way there earlier. It wasn't too busy, and we didn't wait long to place our orders. A list of the day's specials were posted outside and next to the register...without prices. Since the menu ranges from macarons for $1.95 to fish tacos... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This little bakery is going to become a favorite place of mine. It's located about three blocks south of Highway One. Take Highway One to Swift Street and head south about three blocks to Ingalls Street. It's nestled in with some stores in a small arty shopping area. It's an attractive bakery with a designer touch to whatever it does.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Large selection of baked goods and actually offer a great breakfast and lunch as well. Best part of it is the outdoor seating surrounded by shops. Gives you a little bit of that Old Europe feel.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Kelly's is a Friday morning breakfast tradition in our house, where the kids start school 30 mins later. I think by now we've had everything on the menu and have loved it all. Smiling staff, warm croissants, excellent coffee… Cannot go wrong. Go early…it gets busy...

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Kelly's French bakery has great tasting goodies. Had poached eggs on Francese bread, bacon & potatoes, along with coffee and pastries. It is crowded, so come early and wait in line. Eating outside is great, however I noticed that many patrons were bussing their own tables! When the waitress brought our food, she cleared our table but didn't wipe down,... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Every single item on the menu is outstanding - and I think I tried them all. Fresh pastries, with a robust selection of traditional items (breakfast burritos, fresh soups, etc.). The service is excellent, despite the pace they have to keep up. Only downside is that, because it is so good, it gets busy !!! But there is always a... More 

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Alabama, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

While on vacation, our wives wanted to stop at a yarn shop, while there we decided to eat at Kelly's French Bakery. My wife and I each had the ham and gruyere grilled cheese sandwich. It was one of the best I have ever had. Very tasty. The service was prompt and since the day was very pleasant, we opted... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had a yummy salade nicoise with fresh seared Ahi that was scrumptious. My partner had a huge, incredible burger with fries. Unfortunately, we did not have room for the amazing looking baked sweets.

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Santa Cruz, CA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Santa Cruz is blessed with several fine bakeries, and Kelly's is among the best. Located in an upgraded commerical agriculture building, the bakery and the associated shops in the area are classy, and form a nice courtyard where you can enjoy the baked goods and coffee. While we general stick to bran muffins, bagels and coffee for a morning snack,... 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: European, Dessert, French, Café

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