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Emily's Good Things To Eat

1129 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3526
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Ranked #115 of 328 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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24 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Shelby Township, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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554 reviews 554 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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Elkton, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Hi folks, September 2013 - I am not sure what is up with the middle age male owner or manager of this place. I used to go to Emily's a lot. I don't recall this fellow, but on September 9 I sure met him and his attitude. I was helping Doug, a homeless guy down on his luck- breakfast burrito... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

So glad that, while on vacation, we made a wrong turn and discovered Emily's. Seeing so many locals on an early Sunday morning inside and outside Emily's was the first clue we had discovered a local gem. Selection was super, Emily's coffee blend was robust and the whole family found their "favorite" pastry to enjoy. Forget Starbucks - go to... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We found the perfect place for lunch in Santa Cruz at Emily's! The sandwiches were delicious; the staff super-friendly; and the pastries VERY tempting. We ate on site and really look forward to going back next time we are in the area. Very highly recommend! Wish you were in SLO!

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Redding, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Emily's was dog friendly on the patio and had parking available so I gave them a try. I had a lovely chicken pesto sandwich and divine piece of berry pie. I liked the casual environment and the ability to bring in my pooch, but it could have used a good cleaning. I will go back because the food was so... More

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