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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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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great value, great menu, nice place. Lovely locals feel. Has a bakery adjoining with an awesome range of delights so stock up once you have had your coffee and breakfast. Gets pretty busy is probably the only downside. I'll be returning for sure.

Thank Simon F
Missoula, Montana
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you EVERYWHERE find yourself in Santa Cruz, you should carve out a trip to the Buttery. Once there, you'll struggle to limit your selection. Unbelievably good pastry, breads, and lunch are all right inside.

Thank D H
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can't get any better than the Buttery. Everything there is great. Outside eating is so nice looks like your in garden. Employee are always very nice no matter how busy it is and the lines go fast. Coffee is really good.

Thank carmenl985
Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always great selection and my favorite place for mulberry pies for the holidays . Very busy and lunch selections too .

Thank john v
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love their sweet rolls and various breakfast muffins. What a treat! I've never had their cakes, but if their other items are any indication, they should be tasty.

Thank pattis823
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four people behind the counter talking to each other and ignoring customers. My husband and I went in tonpurchase trinkets and refreshments and could not find a clear cashier line. In addition, there were no associates that would make eye contact and they're backs were to us except one who was busy preparing an order.

Thank Adina H
Guerneville, California
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?