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702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
831-458-3020
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Melts in your mouth

Crowded for lunch but still pretty fast service. Sandwiches were good but the cookies melted on the way down. Delicious. I wanted to try the special "chicken pot pie" but it was sold out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Kathy D
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Salinas, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Salinas, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Crowded for lunch but still pretty fast service. Sandwiches were good but the cookies melted on the way down. Delicious. I wanted to try the special "chicken pot pie" but it was sold out.

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are looking for great pastries, cookies, cakes, and other baked goods, this is the place to go in Santa Cruz!! The deli/cafe is also good, but the bakery is the place!!

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have the best cakes in Santa Cruz period. Great coffee and breakfast items too. I always order cakes for birthdays here...

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

High quality baked indulgences abound. You really can't find better. Their sandwiches are really good too?

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food and coffee here are great, but be warned that if you come at a busy time, it's really busy (and crowded). When the weather is nice the outdoor seating is great, and has a much more relaxed feel that the rather cramped inside seating.

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like every good eatery, there's always a line for lunch. I'm a regular here, since it's one of my wife's favorite work-time lunch spots. I must say that Lexibelle misses the point - I've never had bad service here. Yes, sometimes you have to wait a bit, but that's because the place is so popular with the locals (many of... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My daughter and mother got me a carrot cake from the Buttery for my birthday, and it was honestly one of the best carrot cakes that I have ever had. That is saying a lot since carrot cake might be my all time favorite! Wish I had more than one birthday a year!

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the top go-to places in Santa Cruz for cakes and pastries. If anyone is having a party, and you say "yum, this cake is awesome, where did you get it?" The answer is usually "At the Buttery".

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Santa Cruz, CA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great breads but the desserts are fantastic. We get all birthday cakes here. Lots of selections or they will make what you want. Great pies, cookies, and pastries. The Choclate Ganach cake is a favorite. A small piece is all you need to serve. The restaurant food looks great also the place is popular. Things are a little pricy but... More 

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Houston
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Pro's - good food, generous portions, nice seating area outside. Con's - overpriced, terrible service,it's self served, you stand it line, so is it because they don't work for tips? I don't know but being from Texas I'm use to more personal service, more personable service. The girl who made our coffee drinks was really rude, never smiled and seemed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-458-3020
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 - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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