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Emily's Good Things To Eat

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1129 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3526
+1 831-429-9866
06:30 - 18:00
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Sat - Sun 06:30 - 18:00
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Astoria, Oregon
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Emily's is always a good idea. The coffee is delicious as is everything I have ever tried here. Many of the pastries are interpretations of those you might find somewhere in Europe but don't go in expecting you will have the same kind of experience with a croissant as you did in France. These croissants are huge, and usually filled... More 

Thank GoodGateau
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I've visited Emily's quite a few times during all my trips to Santa Cruz. Of course, this time was no different. I stopped in for red eye (coffee and espresso) and a breakfast burrito. I kept eyeing the pastries though... and sure enough before I left, I had to get one. I was not disappointed! Fresh made, buttery, flaky gooey... More 

Thank poboi
El Dorado Hills, California
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were told if we wanted unbelievable old world pastries we had to go to Emily's. Well we were not disappointed, great service and the most amazing bakery goods, I will be going back everyday while I am in Santa Cruz

Thank Joseph N
Henderson, Nevada
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227 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

had sandwiches that were completely unremarkable. Even the foccia bread wasn't really good. The fruit pockets, however, were really good.

Thank Leslie F
Indio, California
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We stopped in for coffee and a pastry. The place was hopping, you could tell it was a locals favorite. Service was quick and friendly, my croissant was buttery and flaky and my son's lemon poppyseed muffin was lemony and sweet. They have seating inside but we got ours to go. They have a piano and a customer was playing... More 

Thank loric1969
Corunna, Canada
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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

August 1st, 2009 we were cruising on our 12,000 km trip from Alberta to the Oregon coast down through California and over to Chicago and back to ontario. On this day we happen to hear about this quaint little bakery where we stopped for an AMAZING breakfast, but also was able to enjoy David Winters spectacular music! Would go back... More 

Thank AntleFamilyTravels
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Nice little bakery to grab a fresh baked scone, croissant or muffin. The smells of fresh baking are wonderful! Pre-made breakfast burritos that you warm yourself in a provided microwave are just ok. Would be wonderful if they had a few types of egg sandwiches made to order on the menu.

Thank Vandana S
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

There is little choice for breakfast, but what is offered is very good. I loved that there was live music at 10am. The place does seem a little careworn but appears clean. There is a great deck to sit outside and eat. The reason my rating isn't higher is just that the assistant was just not friendly at all -... More 

Thank Millie B
Orangevale, California
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227 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We usually go to Gayle's for pastries but it was so crowded we opted to just keep driving by. We were headed to Half Moon Bay for the day so we go on Highway 1 and saw the bakery as were driving out of town. The staff was very friendly and they do have a few tables inside and outside... More 

Thank NorCal-traveler08
san diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

If you don't mind a laid-back cafe, this is the place for you. The food is good, although the service requires you to relax and wait patiently. Lots of nice bakery items, smoothies and sandwiches. If the weather allows, sit on the patio outside, as it's prettier and quieter. You will get to see a wide variety of locals passing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
05:30 - 18:00
05:30 - 18:00
05:30 - 18:00
05:30 - 18:00
05:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-9866

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