402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Arrive early in the day to get the best selection of freshly baked goods. Once Kelly's runs out of an item, it's hard to get it the rest of the day.
This perennial West Side favorite has been keeping Santa Cruzans happy with its Parisian inspired baked goods for many years. Kelly's is the perfect place for a weekday lunch or weekend brunch thanks to its ample outdoor seating and rich baked goods. The gruyere and ham grilled sandwich is something to brag about, as are the macaroons. While it's known for its desserts like eclairs, fruit crisps, and cookies, Kelly's hits home runs with its lunch items. Grilled sandwiches like eggplant and the aforementioned gruyere and ham (it also comes in a vegetarian version), along with portabello, lasagna, and crispy fries keep the Santa Cruz business community abuzz with midday excitement. Kelly's is a must whether you're just getting back from a bike ride on Highway One or heading down to the beach.