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Whale City Bakery

490 California Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5909
+1 831-423-9803
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
16 Dec 2016
“"Excellent Pastries"”
23 Oct 2016
“Nice pit stop”
Open Now
06:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Pub
€€ - €€€
490 California Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5909
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

I love driving from Santa Cruz to this awesome little Cafe. The pastries and coffee drinks are excellent. I love there Latte's, especially when they add one pump of Hazelnut! If the weather is nice you can sit outside on the patio and have a...More

1  Thank davidsantacruz
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Located right on Hwy 1, this was a great place for a lunch by the sea. We sat outside, but they really need umbrellas as the sun was intense. The food was good. Everyone on the patio had a dog and they bring water dishes...More

Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The best bakery in Davenport, CA. If you bike, cycle or drive you have to make this your morning pit stop. It is in the Santa Cruz area so you know they have awesome fresh made granola,

Thank stevengraff
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We went midweek just before noon. It was packed. We chose to wait for an outside table. The service is good, but it is not a fast food place. They make everything from scratch and it shows. The portabello sandwich was fantastic. My brother, the...More

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, my family came upon this gem of a cafe for lunch. The views were amazing! The lunch was equally fabulous! The food quality was top notch and the service was wonderful. I highly recommend stopping here along a drive!

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The food was very good, the service was pleasant and efficient, the portions were generous and the prices reasonable. How can you top that? WITH A LITTLE HEAT! I realize most of the charm of this place is that it has a virtually unencumbered view...More

Thank Rosiq
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Great Road café to stop in between Santa Bárbara and San Francisco. The pies are delicious!!! Service was Nice, and you have an outside terrace were you can see the ocean.

Thank Gonçalo F
Reviewed 3 February 2015

we loved this little spot. We were staying at the Roadhouse, next door that has a cafe, but not half as much attractive items on its menu as this place. They make there own yummy pastries that we love to have on vacation and the...More

2  Thank Ada B
Reviewed 24 January 2015

What a charming little place for a meal or dessert or just getting coffee! You can get a table outside on the deck and gaze at the ocean across the highway, or you can eat inside at one of the cozy tables. There's also seating...More

1  Thank Brin651
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I had previously written a review for the Bakery. We went there today and it is still great. One thing I noticed is how well thought out the menu items are and how well they are executed. Today we had the brussel sprout appetizer with...More

1  Thank ed o
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 California Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-9803
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