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702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
+1 831-458-3020
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (152 reviews)
“carrot cake” (30 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You must go to this friendly neighborhood eatery. I've never had such tasty food. The cupcakes are to die for...light and freshly made. The people were always pleasant and kind and never seemed bothered by the time needed to pick out all the option. Locals...More

Thank kaylee d
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband, 3 year old grandson and I went to the Buttery based on TripAdvisor reviews. Customers order at the cashier and the food is delivered to the table. A new person was being trained and made several errors despite going over the order. My...More

Thank Azsunshinelover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ages ago, got the wedding cake from here (it was the best cake, ever!). And so when we were in town just recently, we decided to pay this place a visit. It was packed, a testament to how awesome this place must truly be. It...More

Thank le_pseudonyme
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buttery is a fabulous bakery, which is why it is so busy and bustling with people. The croissant is the best in town but the cakes are to LIVE for! You may have to wait a bit to get waited on but it is...More

Thank kbo95060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was crowded and noisy when I arrived for lunch on a weekday. The noise from customer voices and dishes clattering was so loud I had trouble communicating with the person who took the order. The staff was very nice. The empty tables had...More

Thank ConstantTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my co-workers is on a gluten free diet and the Buttery had some excellent yummy choices for her.

Thank 857edithl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bakery/cafe has amazing pastries, espresso bar, breakfasts/ cafe sandwiches. Their carrot cake is LEGENDARY- people who say they don't like carrot cake, always say this one changed their mind- good potluck/ birthday find. It is crowded inside, summer months can sit outside on patio....More

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buttery is a great place for a casual, yet satisfying meal. The pastries are good too. I'm a big fan of their chicken salad. The soups are sometimes amazing. Basically, anything you need from a solid bakery is available at The Buttery.

Thank traveltech5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. We followed a Yelp recommendation and went for lunch. We had a delicious curry chicken salad sandwich and a wonderful Cobb salad. We also enjoyed some iced tea and a chocolate macadamia cookie. There were so many delicious looking food choices...More

Thank Kristinche
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bakery is awesome. I like their sandwiches and salads a whole lot, too. They even have homemade lemonade! It can be a little pricey, but boy does everything I've eaten there taste good. My favorites: stuffed avocado, salads with their yummy homemade salad dressings, breakfast...More

Thank pld24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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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