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Cafe in Santa Cruz?

Lisa Simpson Aug 29, 2007 04:26 PM

I have a couple hours to kill in SC on Friday afternoon, and I'm looking for a pleasant cafe in which to do some work. I'm pretty unfamiliar with the area.

What I'd like: a decent latte, maybe some soup (though non-baked-good food is optional), a pleasant place to sit.

All suggestions welcome--thanks in advance!

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    Matt of Aptos Aug 31, 2007 01:01 PM

    The Farm in Aptos might work for you. Here's a review:


    1. toodie jane Aug 31, 2007 12:41 PM

      what about Chocolate, a bistro in the same building as Bookshop Santa Cruz downtown. I used to grab a small bite there and a cup of their hot chocolate. The smells were divine, and the food never failed to please. Small and cozy.

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        soquelcalifornia Aug 30, 2007 09:26 PM

        As much as I love Gayle's, it's not what you're looking for. It's VERY loud and busy there—we usually get food to go. And don't get me wrong: I love love love Gayle's Bakery!

        What time of day? Some places are closed mid-afternoon.

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          sweetnspicy Aug 29, 2007 11:32 PM

          Gayle's is right up the road in Capitola I never miss it if I'm any where near.

          Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
          504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

          1. toodie jane Aug 29, 2007 06:30 PM

            Lisa, buried deep in this excellent, exhaustive SC report is "The Bagelry" in SC, no location given. Check the web yellow pages for location and directions.

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