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1129 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3526
831-429-9866
Today
5:30 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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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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
Yum and great music

Was there a couple of weeks ago to grab some tasty treats. Yummy treats, and a great musician playing piano. Made for a lovely start to the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Benicia, California
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Benicia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Was there a couple of weeks ago to grab some tasty treats. Yummy treats, and a great musician playing piano. Made for a lovely start to the day.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We drove by the bakery on our way to the botanical gardens at UCSC and decided to have lunch there on our way back. We were not disappointed. The sandwiches were freshly made on home made bread. We sat in their patio and a lovely natural stream made the atmosphere wonderful.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Friendly service and good things to eat . The Apple cake was even still warm from the oven. A great find for two hungry travellers. Keeping it local rather than just another franchise of the bland chains we keep finding everywhere.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Love this place! I try to go there once a week for a freshly-made sandwich (the grilled chicken & avocado sandwich is delicious!), and Emily's in my opinion sells the best quiches and chocolate croissants in Santa Cruz!

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Elon College, North Carolina
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 via mobile

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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Additional Information about Emily's Good Things To Eat

Address: 1129 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3526
Phone Number: 831-429-9866
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
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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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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