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Whale City Bakery

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often drove past this place and some friends mentioned that we should grab a bite to eat one day. We were greeted by friendly staff, always a smile on their faces. The food was nice - a good little spot to call in when...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 986millep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we decided to fly to LA and drive to San Fran to "see stuff" along the way to visit family. That means we "ate out" three times a day for over a week - ugh!! We couldn't find the historic jail in Davenport, so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tinandan2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried many places in Santa Cruz, but in our opinion, this cute little place in Davenport is far better than any of them! We initially came for brunch, which was absolutely delicious. They offered an amazing vegetarian dish of steamed vegetables topped by eggs....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alisco
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We read about the cafe and the food, specifically the croissants, so we decided to stop for a mid morning snack. We were driving up the coast from Silicon Valley via Santa Cruz. The service was understandably a bit hectic after a bus arrived but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch, perfect spot on the highway for a break and a view with indoor and outdoor seating. Lots on the menu to choose from and a nice bakery selection, too. Loved the fries (hand-cut, crispy, not greasy), and the ranch dressing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 23 October 2018

You just don't find this type of restaurant in the California Bay Area much any more. Tasty food, friendly staff, a great mix of patrons (locals, bikers, tourists, cyclists, hippies, etc.), affordable. Try the huevos rancheros for breakfast. If it isn't meal time, stop in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dan B
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

don‘t pass this restaurant while u are on the way there. Bakery - great stuff like chocolate cookies and huge muffins, really good sandwiches (hot tuna salad) or sea food or burgers. Free refill for drinks. Really a good place to have some good food....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A6496FIstefans
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We got the burger and BLT. The service was outstanding and so was the food too! Great little place! A real gem on Pacific Coast Highway.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Connie L
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We stopped off here for lunch recently on our way to Santa Cruz, as it's situated on Highway 1. I'm so glad we did! The Reuben sandwich was immense, probably the best I've had, and I've eaten many of them over the years. The side...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DanJ1982
Reviewed 17 August 2018

There are virtually no places to stop on HW 1 between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. Whale City in Davenport one of them. The food is quite good and the service friendly. Good beers on Tap. Menu is wide ranging, and in our party...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrew J
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