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The Buttery

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” (17 reviews)
“cake” (66 reviews)
“cookies” (69 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
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1 - 10 of 535 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Omg.... it's the buttery so if want pastries with butter this is the place to go. great pastries and cakes. Thick rich chocolate cakes that require real knife skills to cut through. amazing breads too. I usually get takeout - party cakes and pastries or...More

Thank TheManintheBoots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoy this place. A SF vibe, without the attitude! hehehe Nice place to relax. I go here about 2 times a week and it never gets old!

Thank Jono A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to grab something here before going up to Delavega Park for the Shakespeare Santa Cruz show. It was easy to get to, plenty of parking and the food was adequate. I had a salad which was rather uninteresting for being...More

Thank TravelwiseSantaCruz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a Saturday morning. Crowded with line out the front door but organized and moved quickly, Great food.

Thank spirit_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm there all the time. A classic Santa Cruz institution. A wonderful bakery that serves sandwiches and coffees.

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We always buy our Birthday cakes 🎂 from the Buttery. We don't have worry about the cake being to sweet because it is always perfect no matter which cake you choose!

Thank angeliquegonz
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The Buttery is a great place anytime. Lovely breakfast, lunch and fun for an early dinner too. With dinning al fresco dining for those beautiful sunny days. They have amazing pastries, especially the croissants, my kids LOVE the Ham and Cheese Croissants, the perfect balance...More

Thank Jolie W
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Everyone in the family requests a Buttery cake for their birthday, only the flavor differs and all are awesome.

Thank Dion J
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Probably the best bakery in town. We have been getting our family birthday cakes here for the last 15 years. The chocolate mousse cake and carrot cakes have no equal. Absolutely amazing.

Thank Knewby89
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Buttery was recommended to me by my local friends in the Aptos area. It did not disappoint. Great energy, great food, great service. One side of the place is a bakery, the other side serves inexpensive salads and other tasty, organic eats (salads, sandwiches,...More

Thank The Cake Guy N
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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