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702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Guerneville, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in to buy a crunchy loaf of seeded French bread, and also bought the best tasting fresh fruit torte. It rivaled those that we had in Piemonte, Italy. Everything is fresh and delicious. The cream center was smooth and not too sweet. Great to bring to a dinner or for a special treat.

Thank Joange7
Granite Bay, California
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always described The Buttery as DIVINE !!! Being a baked-good enthusiast, this place is my absolute favorite. I moved and away and recently visited Santa Cruz and absolutely had to stop in and indulge ! The cakes, desserts and cookies are deeeeeeelicious and quite appealing to the eye as well. Homemade breads....yes please !! I can't say enough... More 

Thank xprsoqn
Burlingame, California
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we tried the apple pie and lemon cake. The apple pie was OK and the lemon cake was very good. The place is in a nice location and cozy and casual.

Thank siroos h
Northridge, United States
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten here all the breakfast items are amazing. Great place you order inside her a number and your food is brought to the table. Worth it

Thank Patty T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place in Santa Cruz to meet up with friends for either a great cup of coffee and fresh baked pastries, or a fantastic breakfast or lunch. There are so many choices, it's hard to decide on what to eat. Their pastries are fantastic, as are their cupcakes! Fresh breads by the loaf are great to bring... More 

Thank HappyGemini26
Castro Valley, California
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super cute and quaint Santa Cruz café with good outdoor seating. Basic small menu for breakfast. But the food they put out is excellent. You order at the counter, and take home, or take a number to your table. They will bring it to you. We usually sit outside and enjoyed our breakfast. Inside is tight, but... More 

Thank Dragonfly972
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone loves this bakery. The frostings are rich with butter. However, I love sweets. There isn't enough sugar for me. I am alone in this. Everyone I know loves the Buttery, but it is not sweet enough for me.

Thank Patti555
Santa Cruz, Ca
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bakery and restaurant.nWonderful eat in and take out. Wonderful cakes- always get my lemon birthday cake here.

Thank Shellie60
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the market for a truly impressive cake... this is the spot. Of course it is more expensive, but relax... it's totally worth it. The best damn cake you ever put in your mouth!

Thank Mateo H
Santa Cruz, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This corner cafe is a culinary delight, and with its outdoor seating it can make a fun dining experience. The bakery goods are wonderful, and the breakfasts and lunches are delicious. Try one of their many sandwiches or salads, and their lemonade is great. We have ordered delicious birthday cakes from them, too. Sometimes there is live music on the... More 

Thank Seaspudfamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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 - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-458-3020

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