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Kelly's French Bakery
Ranked #2 of 13 Bakeries in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: European, French, Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed 18 January 2012

I love Kelly's bakery. The quiche is always delicious, and they make great latte's. After a cold day of surfing or walking along the coastline, Kelly's is my favorite stop for a warm cup of soup and a coffee followed by a yummy pastry or slice of cake. Sometimes hard to find seating, but absolutely delicious.

6  Thank Sand_and_sn0w
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

The food here is wonderful. The ham and cheese sandwich is delectable, and according to my dining companion, the roasted chicken was fantastic. The bakery items are out of this world. The only drawback are that the service is a little slow and the prices are quite high for lunch. But to be honest, the great food makes it worth the wait AND the price

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6  Thank Rosiq
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Awesome experience to eat great food outside on their patio. Very busy place so expect a line out the door on sunny weekends.

7  Thank cruzinSantaCruz_Ca
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

We've been here several times. Everything we have had was very good. The ice creme is really good! Nice sunny outdoor tables if you want to be in the fresh air. Staff is very nice.

7  Thank PenguinRob
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Luxury is sitting in the sun in the plaza outside Kelly's, munching a Morning Bun and slurping their fresh brewed Peets coffee. As you stand in line (often a long one that snakes out the door) to place your order, once you get inside you're viewing a long display case with lots of fresh baked goods and a few prepared salads and sandwiches. There are no bad bakery choices here, and the best are very, very good.

Breakfast plates from the kitchen are available, cooked to order, until 11 or 11:30 am, depending on the day of the week, and include dishes with egg (poached or scrambled) and breakfast meats (ham and sausage), served separately or on breads and croissants. The home fries are also quite nice.

The downsides are a very cold staff, and a real penny-pinching approach to the dispensation of coffee. You want a second cup? Stand in line again (often a 20 minute exercise), and pay for it. And can we say "attitude?" As in, 'the customer is always wrong." I'm usually a good tipper, but in five years, I've never been moved to do it here.

Yet we still go there, stand in line, sit in the sun, and love the breakfasts.

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7  Thank JimBrown
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