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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%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cake” (66 reviews)
“cookies” (71 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Stevej95060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best bakeries I have ever been at . I loved it! Their pecan sandy was to die for! Do good! Also had a muffin that was delicious! Definitely going there again!!

Thank Claudia119
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This seemed like a good choice for a late brunch and was recommended. Indeed the bakery items appear to be great, and I'm sure had we been in the mood for a sandwich we would have stayed. Instead, after waiting in line 10 minutes to...More

Thank Scandent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poached eggs were yummy. Pecan squares were amazing. Cookies were good but not the best we've ever had. Crowded in Sunday's but still managed to get food in a timely manner :).

Thank Satoria1313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice pre ride breakfast in this spot just out of Santa Cruz main town, service was a bit slow but acceptable considering it was pretty busy

Thank Andrewmoore5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for breakfast or brunch! Very busy. There are 2 order lines. One for breakfast menu and another for their pastries, If you plan to order pastries you must pull a number. Outside seating was very casual. We ordered breakfast and as we...More

Thank Kaleiolani P
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Omg.... it's the buttery so if want pastries with butter this is the place to go. great pastries and cakes. Thick rich chocolate cakes that require real knife skills to cut through. amazing breads too. I usually get takeout - party cakes and pastries or...More

Thank TheManintheBoots
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I really enjoy this place. A SF vibe, without the attitude! hehehe Nice place to relax. I go here about 2 times a week and it never gets old!

Thank Jono A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I decided to grab something here before going up to Delavega Park for the Shakespeare Santa Cruz show. It was easy to get to, plenty of parking and the food was adequate. I had a salad which was rather uninteresting for being...More

Thank TravelwiseSantaCruz
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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