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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (152 reviews)
“carrot cake” (30 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love all the variety of soups they offered daily. Efficient and friendly staff. Unfortunately, I was disappointed I couldn't make my cake order without going through the weeding planner although it was a simple choc cake with very simple decorations. I had missed the...More

Thank Dalia S
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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
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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