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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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702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The baked goods are absolutely delicious with a number of different choices. The croissants are some of the best in the area. Very small indoor seating area, although there is a large outside area. Unfortunately during breakfast hours it can be quite foggy and cold,...More

Thank sioux230
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good. The coffee was excellent, The place is quite large and really busy so the wait in line took a while as did the breakfast dish. The ambience is pleasant so the wait was not too disturbing

Thank millvalle
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The Buttery has a large selection of cakes and foods for every taste. I go there when my sweet tooth is acting out. My wish that they warm out some pastries because it's too tough cold.

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I've beem to the nuttyry many times and have had sanwichs ordered cakes etc- the food is great . it can be a bit crowded at time however there is an outside picnic area and seating. it's located near photo shops , shoppers vornr grocery...More

Thank Will S
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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