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Kelly's French Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5800
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything looks beautiful and tastes ok. Nothing stellar. It is a good decent store that sells baked goods. Not sure how much is actually baked on site. People are very nice.

Thank fourmileswest
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We just happen to walk by and decided to give it a try...GREAT decision. The sandwiches were awesome and the service was quick. We ordered dessert to go and WOW! Very good choice!

Thank Apofire
Swedesboro, New Jersey
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A little difficult to find as this is not near the tourist areas of Santa Cruz -- it was about a 12 minute drive from West Cliff Drive. Seating inside or out, but we chose inside as it had rained lightly early in the morning and the tables were still wet. Food choices were inventive and tasty. Check out the... More 

Thank serenitywriter
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

So good. Great little bakery spot next to a killer little surf shop. Great atmosphere, great food, overall great experience. Ate outside with my kiddos on the patio.

Thank Amanda N
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We stopped for breakfast and I had the toasted open face ham and cheese. It was a little dry but good flavor. I should have put a condiment on it, or asked for tomatoes. Really good bagels. We bought scones for later and they were delicious. Lots of breakfast options and open for lunch. Would definitely return!

Thank carolinedevlin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Had breakfast here, easy in and out. I'm sure there are better croissants in town, mine was chewy, but the scrambled egg and bacon filling was delicious! Bacon very crunchy. Husband's ham and egg was also really good, he loved the ham. Really good Stumptown coffee.

Thank chefnd
San Jose, CA
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We went to this place for breakfast and bought muffins, croissants, and macaroon. The muffins and croissants were very good. The macaroon was too sweet and was not worth it. Plus, we ordered to go and the lady forgot to include the macaroon because they did not have the one we ordered it. Luckily we checked the items and they... More 

Thank RamKunda
Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The pastries are works of art but VERY expensive. The croissants at New Leaf Market just down the street are equally good if not better, and less costly.

Thank kagazoid
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Second visit for breakfast and both were disappointing. Fried polenta was apparently deep fried and dripped with grease with no flavor of polenta. Poached eggs made in cups; ok for home but really, in a French bakery? Fruit cup had peaches so unripe and bitter I thought they were apples. Only saving grace is awesome Stumptown coffee; too bad there... More 

Thank weedyjo
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to find this lovely cafe standing in the queue I asked a lady what she was eating and she said a Garden Burger so we ordered one each with a hot chocolate. Truly delicious and substantial! Made fresh it tasted so good.

Thank kiwisolargal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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
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

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