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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%
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“cake” (60 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2313
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been ordering Buttery cakes for over 10 years. My mother's favorite was the devil's food cake and my husband loves the German's Chocolate. The cake is what a cake should be. Rich, full flavored, but not overwhelming. My daughter's first birthday cake, one...More

Thank Shayna T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cute place with great breakfast and coffee. Wish I'd tried the sweets that had because they all looked delicious

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have eaten lunch several times at the Buttery and the food is always fantastic! And every cake I've ever had a piece of from the Buttery is amazing!!! There are many great bakeries in Santa Cruz but this one is a favorite!!!!!

Thank sandypoje
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food on display (amazing selection!) and served to me was great. Nice salads and amazing selection of pastries. Good coffee too.

Thank Keh777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed pastries from the Buttery. Everything I have had at the Buttery is delicious but we especially enjoy celebrating Easter with their Hot Cross Buns. They also have a small cafe but I have not tried it yet.

Thank jdyjon3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The name says it all, the key word "buttery". Very decadent and always delicious. The place to go if you like rich and creamy.

Thank retiredpigiron133
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been buying bakery goods from The Buttery since it opened in 1984. For many years it was "just" a bakery, but what a bakery. The absolute best cookies, cakes, pies, and sweet rolls ever. Their name says it all...buttery delicious treats. The carrot...More

Thank 517sherih
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, muffins etc. are heavenly but they also have house baked breads (many varieties), sandwiches, great coffee. It is small but has in/outdoor seating. I go often for special deserts.

Thank _leeheathorn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Baked goods and breakfast treats. Love it. Especially the croque monsieur and madame. Espresso bar and outside seats

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Buttery will never disappoint you, no matter what you are in need of. Sweet to savory and all the stuff in between. I've been going here for more years then I can remember and honestly can say I've never had anything that was not...More

Thank Steve B
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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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