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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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“cake” (71 reviews)
“cookies” (77 reviews)
“sandwiches” (79 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got a Buttery cake for my Mom's birthday, and it was so excellent. Yum! It was a wonderful chocolate cake. Can't speak more highly of their cakes. We have gotten cakes from the Buttery for years and years, and we even got a cheesecake...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Happiness288323031
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fundamentally a good place for sandwiches and sweets, especially cakes. It used to be better with the butter creme frosting being all butter instead of the now rumored half shortening. Large orders can be challenging so for family picnics I use other places but for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank xysticus
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This place has the best cakes and pastries in Santa Cruz County. Great place to hang out with friends and have a cup of coffee/tea and eat a pastry in the morning. Gets a bit busy in the A.M. and on the weekends but well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bigwaves4fun
Reviewed 14 November 2018

What they advertised as a cake and what I got, I wouldn't let my dog have. As others have said... they used to be good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank T H
Reviewed 8 November 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining there a couple of times in September. Our sandwiches were delightful! Even though the sandwiches were very good the cakes are the BEST, my taste buds were going wild with delight. I would definitely recommend this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WAlker706
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The buttery is a little too expensive. The seating is limited. Parking is difficult, But good bread & pastries. Several years ago I ordered a $75 birthday cake that tasted like soap...that’s right soap. I called to let them know, & they didn’t seem to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cherlyn S
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Not do much anymore. I ordered a lemon poppyseed cake and got a strawberry whipped cream cake...and it was expensive!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephany B
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I ordered a 8" cake and got some pastries They were amazing Later when I was picking up the cake I tryed the Cafe chicken club and wow it was super delicious Later that night my guest all commented on the cake being so moist...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BryantHockey
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We stopped in for a quick cup of coffee and a a pastry on our way to Monterrey and the beach. The coffee was hot and fresh and the pastry was wonderful. Service was quick and there is both inside and outdoor seating.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JustDriving71
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Really loved the breakfast here and the pastries were very tasty. Can get quite busy so prepare for that. Tables out the back as well as inside. Really recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lpa26
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11 January 2019|
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Response from hkl0r | Reviewed this property |
You’ll need to contact the The Buttery to see if they’re connected to a delivery service. Also, Gayle’s I Capitola has great cakes too so keep them in mind for a possible delivery.
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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