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Kelly's French Bakery

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402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5800
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
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my daughter's favorite croissants!

we love their bread and sandwhiches. my daughter loves the croissants and I regularly consume too many "crimpies" to mention... don't forget to try their rum or bittersweet truffles too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
mel l
Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we love their bread and sandwhiches. my daughter loves the croissants and I regularly consume too many "crimpies" to mention... don't forget to try their rum or bittersweet truffles too!

Thank mel l
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99 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for snack to tie us over until lunch. I got coffee and Olienberry muffin. I'm visiting so was told the berry is local to this area with it being a mix of blackberry and raspberry. Unfortunately, it tasted very lemon based with few berries. I don't like lemon cake/ muffins, so had I known probably wouldn't have ordered... More 

Thank XelaChivo
Santa Cruz
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Kelly's is wonderful on nice days, since it's great to sit on the patio. They have a smaller and less diverse selection of pastries than Gayles, but it's a very nice westside alternative. Their breads are wonderful and are available in a lot of local stores like Shoppers Corner. Breakfasts and lunches are made to order, and their salads and... More 

Thank W.R.F.
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Meet on Kelly's patio for fresh air and sunshine while you eat tasty panini or organic salads and fabulous soups, excellent coffee to go with the divine pastries. Get a artisinal loaf of bread to take home or croissants, cupcakes or fancy Opera Cake...the BEST chocolate cake around. Bon appetit!

Thank MsMouseCalifornia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Our largeish party recently visited early one Saturday morning and grabbed some breakfast before heading out to the state beach. The coffee, espresso drinks, and tea were all delicious. Unfortunately, the breakfast pastries were more of a mixed bag. The apricot almond tart was fabulous and the morning bun was quite good. But we tried four muffins and all were... More 

Thank Leo M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A great place to stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner! They now carry stumptown coffee so it is also perfect for a latte and a goodfellow (danish dough with baked custard and berry sauce). So good!! Order the fish tacos for lunch and the french toast for breakfast!

Thank Anjalena S
San Francisco
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This was a nice find on our trip to Santa Cruz, very trendy complex. I believe it's called the Courtyard. Anyway I had polenta with poached eggs, and my husband had a special scramble. Both were very good! We were there on a weekday so no wait, but drove by on a weekend and the line was out the door.... More 

Thank nkd50
San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Relaxed atmosphere, delicious pastry, cake, pie, macaroons, sandwich salads. Breakfast favorite for me is the unique sourdough seeded bagel with lox and cream cheese. Everything is excellent and worth the wait during busy times. You will enjoy the cozy friendly and relaxed atmosphere inside, or the beautiful perfect California weather on the outdoor courtyard. If you are a berry lover....Don't... More 

Thank Margaret L
Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

What luck that we are so close to Kelly's! It's always hopping which is a testament to the quality of the products and the lovely outside eating area...even if it does overlook a parking lot. Kelly's is in the Swift St. retail area which has several winery tasting rooms, a great local restaurant and the best butcher around. So make... More 

Thank Ellen M
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

When an eatery way off the beaten path is always busy, it means the locals are on to something good. Kelly's is that kind of place. Tucked away in a little area a couple blocks south of Highway 1 that is giving new life to an old warehouse district, Kelly's has great bread, delicious pastries, tasty pancakes, good sandwiches, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5800
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-423-9059

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?