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702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
+1 831-458-3020
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Marysville, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped by to pick up dessert. I was overwhelmed by the variety of cookies, pies, cakes and bread. I purchased a pastry with cherries on top. The cherry sauce was home made and the pastry was buttery and flaky. They also have a variety of hand decorated panoramic Easter eggs. I don't think that there is a better bakery... More 

Thank Oscar12345
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a homey local restaurant, only serving breakfast & lunch. It can get crowded at meal times, lots of people wait for a table outside where there's a fresh pot of coffee for you to enjoy while you wait. Put your name on the list inside before having coffee outside. There are always delicious breakfast specials on the chalkboard... More 

Thank Lisa4d
Santa Cruz
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buttery is a neighborhood jewel. We don't each many sweets but when we do splurge, its over with them. Their cafe is awesome too. Try any of their large salads - mine is the Chicken Tortilla Salad, light healthy and delicious. And the avocado and jack sandwich is yummy too. Only thing I complain about, is the popularity of... More 

Thank Waterloversc
Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has good lunch items, cookies, bread, cakes...you name it! Also sports coffee drinks and places to sit and enjoy their offerings. You need to go directly to take a number when you get there--dont be fooled into thinking you dont or you can have a very long wait. Their cakes are really good--the carrot cake is HEAVENLY.

Thank agoble
lehigh valley, pa
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for vegetarian option lunch--not disappointed! Great goat veggie sandwich, fresh bread, friendly counter cashier person. Bakery items look amazing. Limited seating and wait time which is why it's only 4 stars from me! Wanted to get pastries while waiting only to find that I needed to have taken a number? For coffee? Maybe everyone else knew the routine... More 

Thank valleygirl3092
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buttery has bread to order cakes pastries. You can have yummy breakfast, espresso drinks but especially high breakfast times it is packed. As you wait to get a drink you will have to change positions at least 3 times as you will be in the way of someone putting sugar in their coffee or opening the self serve door for... More 

Thank Rubythief
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded, but worth it! Ate breakfast/brunch at buttery but we bought some sweetbreads whit us. The french toast and the peanutchoklate cockie (something) was the best!

Thank Erika I
Fremont, California
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121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here repeatedly over the years. This bakery never ceases to amaze me. It is absolutely delicious.

Thank CaroleeBlake
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place listed as one of the best, and went to try it one evening. We realized when we got there that they were about to close. They agreed to make us something even though they were already cleaning up. They were out of chicken, but we were able to find some great picks off the menu. My... More 

Thank Heath8688
Lafayette, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The front desk at our hotel highly recommended the Buttery as *the* bakery in town when we checked in. We noticed that it was open until 7 and decided to grab sandwiches to go for dinner. OMG! Everything we bought was fabulous. We really enjoyed the chicken club and Asian teriyaki sandwiches. The homemade rolls and bread elevated the sandwiches... More 

Thank Julie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 831-458-3020

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