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Welcome to the Buttery!

Please call: 831.458.3020
702 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Corner of Soquel and
Branciforte Ave.
Open Daily 7am until 7pm.
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The Buttery offers a wide selection of fresh pastries, cakes, and breads. Looking for suggestions? Stop by and chat with our friendly staff, who are always delighted to recommend the perfect complement to your next celebration.

Looking for the perfect wedding cake? Our team of experienced cake consultants can help. Whether you are looking for a traditional wedding cake or exploring a more innovative cake design, The Buttery team can offer ideas and help bring your dreams to fruition. Meet some of The Buttery's leading cake designers and planners.

We are proud members of the Culinary Alliance of Santa Cruz County.

Our Partners

Carried Away Foods—Fine foods to go catering.
Doorbell Dining—Our partner for delivery.
Our Menu from Doorbell Dining

Almost 28 years ago, Janet opened the Buttery.

With just two small cases of high quality breads and pastries, the Buttery has since grown to become a much-loved tradition and gathering spot for the Santa Cruz community. The Buttery reflects Janet’s passion for food and her pleasure in creating the perfect meal to enjoy with family and friends. Janet brings more than 50 years of culinary experience to the Buttery. As a young girl, Janet learned to bake old world style recipes at her German grandmother’s side. Over the years, Janet has fused the best elements in California, American, and European style baking to create the Buttery’s unique offerings.

Jill is the Buttery's Lead Cake Consultant

Jill has been with the Buttery for 9 years, and lucky for us, she still loves doing what she does best: planning cakes for weddings and special occasions. Jill came to Santa Cruz 25 years ago from the San Joaquin Valley to study ceramics, which provides an intricate, sculptural dimension to her cake designs. Jill has worked in management at some of Santa Cruz’s finest restaurants. She came to the Buttery in 1993 and has contributed to virtually every aspect of the bakery: retail sales, cake decorating, and team management. Jill brings her creative flair and complete personal attention to every consultation.