NileGuide Expert Says:
The best baked goods, especially pastries, in Santa Cruz.
702 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Luciano Pavarottie and Willaim Wright once wrote, "One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating" and that is exactly the attitude one must adapt when heading to The Buttery. This bakery is one of the hottest haunts in town thanks to its always incredible selection of pastries, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, bread, and luncheon items like curried chicken salad and Caprese salad. Whether picking up a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, a chocolate ganache covered birthday cake, or a flaky pastry for breakfast, The Buttery is an experience in epicurean delights. Pick up a coffee at the barista bar and be prepared to stay awhile.