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The Buttery

702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
+1 831-458-3020
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cake” (67 reviews)
“cookies” (72 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to the Buttery for a "long long" time. They did our wedding cake 20 years ago and I am still faithful. I recently catered a small party at my house with The Buttery. Wonderful Chicken Salad! They also have the BEST...More

Thank Lipstick4me
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to like this place given that I got my wedding cake here back in 1999. My most recent experience here was not very good, however. I had ordered 2 pies for a family gathering in Santa Cruz and when I entered the...More

Thank frazifrazi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pastries are fresh and delicious!! Staff was super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend for a quick bite.. Chubby approved.

Thank Nym123s
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This shop has dynamite pastries among other items like bread, sandwiches, coffee, etc. Loved the cherry pie and scones.

Thank cheesehead44
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome lunches including sandwiches and salads, and their pastries/baked goods are to die for. Be prepared for a little wait and lack of seating, especially in winter months when it may be too chilly to sit outside. This is best for a ‘grab and go’...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The carrot cake cup cake is to die for! Also great breads, sandwiches, atmosphere, friendly service, coffee, and just so cute.

Thank KyleDavis13
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We took a number and waited to buy some pastries out of the pastry case and a cup of coffee to go. Service was slow, but they were somewhat busy so it wasn't a huge issue. The whole system just seemed really disorganized though. Coffee...More

Thank Lala1275
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This used to be the go to place for our neighborhood. Since being bought by an out of town owner the service has gone way down. The food is still good, the cakes and pastries have not changed. It is still a great place to...More

Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Nice, cozy place with a great pastry, good breakfast, friendly service and very good coffee, however drinking coffee from the paper cups takes away the good coffee flavor and pollutes the environment. Dear manager, please consider buying ceramic cups and hiring a homeless person to...More

Thank KitchenView
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Great bakery/cafe with the best cakes in town and excellent breads. Now serving breakfast and lunch.

Thank Stevej95060
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 - 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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We are a gourmet Bakery/Cafe in Santa Cruz offering the finest selection of wedding cakes, pies and tarts, pastries, and European style bread. We also serve hot breakfasts, lunch sandwiches, homemade soups, and crisp, fresh salads. All our menu items start with special ingredients like Glaum organic eggs, Saag's Black Forest ham, Live Earth Farm strawberries and locally grown produce when possible. Everything is fresh. We roll out our own pot pie crusts, make all our salad dressings from scratch, roast red peppers, and simmer our homemade soups daily. We've been voted Best Bakery in Santa Cruz many times and are widely considered the "Go To" cake place for weddings, birthdays and special occasions. You'll discover our take-out and catering menus feature the same premium ingredients and extra love that have made us famous, so they taste really terrific. Our friendly staff and cheery, neighborhood atmosphere make The Buttery a delightful spot to taste the flavors of Santa Cruz!
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