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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

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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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
Excellent French toast with fruit!

My friend and I stopped for breakfast here based on other TripAdvisor reviews and we're not disappointed. I had the French toast with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and bananas with a coffee. She had the basic breakfast and was equally pleased. We both night pastries and treats to take for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
jaypeapeachy
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Little Rock, AR
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Little Rock, AR
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My friend and I stopped for breakfast here based on other TripAdvisor reviews and we're not disappointed. I had the French toast with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and bananas with a coffee. She had the basic breakfast and was equally pleased. We both night pastries and treats to take for the ride home- a delicious chocolate chip/macadamia nut cookie and mixed... More 

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California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is the place to go in Santa Cruz for birthday cake or desert for any celebration. They have made my daughter some amazing birthday cakes over the years. They also have excellent breakfast and lunch choices. Their chai is pretty good too. Its nice that you can eat inside or out and take out is quick. It can get... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A delightful, fresh, fun breakfast spot in Santa Cruz. Great bakery selections as well as comfort egg dishes. I had their version of Eggs Benedict and it was enjoyable. Good espresso/coffee bar. Place was packed but we found a table under an umbrella out doors amongst the dogs, kids, families, musicians, and a typical Santa Cruz variety of locals. Only... More 

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Soquel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is absolutely no question in my mind, the Buttery cakes and bakery goods are THE BEST IN SANTA CRUZ - period. I am a baker and certified cake decorator and chose the Buttery to bake my wedding cake because, hands down, the samples I tasted were so delicious I was very impressed. I wasn't disappointed. A Buttery representative sat... More 

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santa cruz, ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for years, since they first opened and they were just a small bakery. It's been wonderful to watch them grow, serving savory dishes now, too. The pastries and cookies are really good. Cakes are the best in town; moist and delicious. Excellent daily specials and a seasonal rotating selection of salads, sandwiches and entrees make it... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Buttery is one of the bakeries that stands out in SC and has an elegant and relaxed atmosphere that attracts locals and visitors alike. They have an array of pastries, cookies, cakes, tarts and breads. Their products are high quality and well confectioned, most of the time the bakery will be crowded and they do run out of best... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Croissants are excellent here! Not to mention the many other delectable pastries, great lunch offerings and lovely ambiance.

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Marin County
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I found this looking for a place to order my sons birthday cake. One of best cakes we ever had. Fresh! Very crowded and muggy. I will be back!!

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Salinas, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?