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Emily's Good Things To Eat

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1129 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3526
831-429-9866
Today
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 14
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch special

Although there isn't much room to eat here, it is worth finding a spot. Had the tomato bisque soup and grilled cheese on sourdough with bacon, which were both great. I also got some espresso cookies on the way out, which were excellent, my wife and I finished them before we got back to San... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Geoff O
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Elon College, North Carolina
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Elon College, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Although there isn't much room to eat here, it is worth finding a spot. Had the tomato bisque soup and grilled cheese on sourdough with bacon, which were both great. I also got some espresso cookies on the way out, which were excellent, my wife and I finished them before we got back to San Francisco. Great little place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Besides all the classic goodies, blueberry cheese and medium coffee is my regular order in the past 7 years living in Santa Cruz. In the store you can look at the photos on the wall and fantasizing how the shop has been run by 2 generations of the family. Every Friday they have live music in the morning! Oh. Why... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I love their egg salad sandwich on chala. I have to get one every time I visit Santa Cruz. Their breads and pastries are delicious! Prices are reasonable.

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Buckhead, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were going to pick up a fast breakfast on the way to the beach, and stumbled across Emily's. BFF Annette got a gluten free muffin and a smoothie. I got a coconut muffin and coffee. We ate inside the building, serenaded by a guitar player. The pastry cases were full of awesome choices. Our little meal was very good.... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I were staying in Santa Cruz on a vacation. We wanted something quick we could grab on the morning before heading out for our day of sightseeing around the area. We stopped here and each got a ham & cheese croissant. It was seriously delicious! It was a good price considering how huge they are, too. I'd... More 

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Fayetteville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great coffee, cookies, breakfast burritos and cheese pockets. Fresh taste, not like most pastries that you find. Would definitely visit again if back in the area.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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18 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was our second time here and it is an enjoyable place to pick up (or eat in) sandwiches made with fresh bread and the freshest ingredients made to order. Good selection of sandwiches and some interesting drink choices, too (such as a horchata shake) or just a mocha shake (which was also good). You can eat at the picnic... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I used to frequent Emily's as a student 20+ years ago, so during a recent visit to Santa Cruz Cruz I thought I'd take my family there for an afternoon treat It's not the Emily's I remember. Stale cookies, luke warm café lattes, kind of a grungy place. We much prefered Kelly's French Bakery just down the road.

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Bay Area
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Used to be the local coffee shop hangout Its pastries, especially the muffins were winners We still go there to buy our annual pumpkin muffins ($1.90)

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stopped by this place for lunch on our way through Santa Cruz. It was along the road we were travelling and we stopped on a whim. The sandwiches were above average but nothing special. The service was also pretty decent. The cleanliness of the deck, restaurant and the bathrooms could probably be improved to give it a better appearance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1129 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-429-9866
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm

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