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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” (66 reviews)
“cookies” (73 reviews)
“sandwiches” (75 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 2 days ago

Our daughter lives in Santa Cruz and this is always on the must go to places list. Just fabulous, make the time to go!

Thank Susanstinneford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our costal drive, we stopped in Santa Cruz and decided to stop here..just a small place with great breakfast selection..I had the #4 breakfast sandwich on a ciabatta bun. The portion was very generous for the price. The servers were very friendly.

Thank Humidor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick brunch and everything was amazing. French toast was delicious and all the bakery items we had were great! We will definitely be back if we are ever in the area again!

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of us had a sandwich which was amazing. The price is good and the food as well. Will come again. Sometime though, we had to wait a few minutes to order.

Thank Max K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a weekday morning and it was really crowded . They had many selections of pastries and baked items . Was not in mood for a French toast though it is mentioned as the highlight . Oatmeal was good .

Thank loverhodeisland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite meal at home or away is BREAKFAST, a savory breakfast at that! Well the other half of my heard wanted to wait for lunch to have chowder breadbowls nearby...not me I wanted my breakfast and I have to tell you since I needed...More

Thank memo80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always try to make it here when visiting Santa Cruz and I’m a happy person when I leave. Went for breakfast , I had Croque Monsieur, love to start the day with that. Grandson had oatmeal and fruit, and girlfriend had the Buttery Benny....More

Thank FrancesDecatur
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

In Santa Cruz California and need a quick Breakfast or lunch. The Buttery is a locals favorite and now it can be yours too. Stop by, you won’t regret it and your dog can can come to....Enjoy

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a lunch of fresh tacos. So good and fresh. The bakery has such a great variety. It’s just so hard to decide! Very small. Best place in town.

Thank TIRose
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We went for breakfast after reading the reviews. I ordered the sandwich #3 which was very good. My husband, against my admonition that you should always order what the restaurant specializes in, ordered the "basic breakfast"(you can take the boy out of Minnesota but sometimes...More

Thank Leslie F
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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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