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702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
+1 831-458-3020
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Santa Cruz, California
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have always enjoyed pastries from the Buttery. Everything I have had at the Buttery is delicious but we especially enjoy celebrating Easter with their Hot Cross Buns. They also have a small cafe but I have not tried it yet.

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Thank jdyjon3
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The name says it all, the key word "buttery". Very decadent and always delicious. The place to go if you like rich and creamy.

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Thank retiredpigiron133
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been buying bakery goods from The Buttery since it opened in 1984. For many years it was "just" a bakery, but what a bakery. The absolute best cookies, cakes, pies, and sweet rolls ever. Their name says it all...buttery delicious treats. The carrot cake, chock full of raisins and shredded carrot and topped with a creamy frosting always... More 

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Thank 517sherih
Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, muffins etc. are heavenly but they also have house baked breads (many varieties), sandwiches, great coffee. It is small but has in/outdoor seating. I go often for special deserts.

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Thank _leeheathorn
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place. Baked goods and breakfast treats. Love it. Especially the croque monsieur and madame. Espresso bar and outside seats

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Thank Julie N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Buttery will never disappoint you, no matter what you are in need of. Sweet to savory and all the stuff in between. I've been going here for more years then I can remember and honestly can say I've never had anything that was not exceptional. Thank you to whoever keeps up the amazing standard year after year. Grab a... More 

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Thank Steve B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where the locals go....to have breakfast and lunch. Outstanding cakes, bread, best croissants in the bay area!!! (I can say that, I am french) Nice outside seating area and feel free to sit in the grass as well. Lunch is awesome as well.

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Thank Lexe B
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well known for it's bakery and brunch....but it's also a really great lunch spot with gourmet sandwiches. Often crowded, but worth it.

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Thank kkoenig100
Carmel Valley, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently the Buttery has changed ownership and it has not been, very sad to say, for the better. While there have been times when the quality of something has been just as top notch as before, those times have been overshadowed by what I would call 'super market quality' products that are becoming the norm. Sad...just too sad.

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Thank spavlik
Pahrump, Nevada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hear it's crazy busy anytime but we wanted to pick up a nice dessert and it was highly recommended. We got a banana cream pie and though delicious I wish it would have had more filling and less whip cream. Desserts are not cheap. We looked at cakes for $35 but settled for pie at $18.

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Thank hjcbirdbath

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
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?