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Companion Bakery

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2341 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-252-2253
07:00 - 19:30
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Tue 07:00 - 19:30
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Cypress, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food at this local bakery that is right across the street from the hotel. You can eat there or take it away with you. I recommend the scones, which are a family favorite.

Thank dianelau2017
Toulouse, France
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in several times, each time saying there's no way I am coming back, not because their bread isn't good, because it is - for the most part, the pastries not so much - but because the employees are faux friendly at first and then incredibly rude, snide and smug. 3rd time was the charm though, the attitude remained... More 

Thank BarthalemewL
Palo Alto, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This bakery makes the best breads in Santa Cruz. Simply addictive. They also have good breakfast pastries. My favorites are the baguettes.

Thank Scruz101
Great Falls, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Excellent baked goods, and really good coffee (from Four Barrel). The bread is fantastic and the fruit galettes are addictive.

Thank richandbeck
Placentia, California
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86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a quaint little place that definitely has a local town feel. The prices are good and the food is very good. It makes you feel like you are one of the locals. The seating inside and out is not the greatest, but for just coffee and pastry it is fine. Parking is also not the greatest, but it... More 

Thank Gil M
Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great local feel and scene. visitors will also dig this bakery's offerings ! Friendly service every time! A rarity in SC... Check it out as alt to Kelly's ;)

Thank keanesurf
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin? It's tucked in a little strip mall on the west side of Santa Cruz, and so far seems only to be a local place. This bakery has the MOST wonderful pastries and breads around. The food and atmosphere is joy-filled and wholesome. A must for breakfast.

Thank Jessica F
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

100% agree with everyone else who gave it 5 stars. Everything baked on site which sets it apart from those other "bakeries" which are simply storefronts who ship it in. Beautiful baked goods. Really nice,too.

Thank fourmileswest
Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What a great find. Our son took us there for their buckwheat scones as he is gluten intolerant and the scones are fantastic. They have wonderful breads as well. It is a sweet place.

Thank grazia2626
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a review of Companion Bakery's excellent bread, which I have purchased numerous times at the bakery on Mission Street, and at their stands at the West Side Farmer's Market (Saturdays), and the Downtown Farmer's Market (Wednesdays). We go through a few loaves a week. They have a standard organic sourdough, which comes as plain, with walnuts, and with... More 

Thank Frederick V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2341 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-252-2253

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?