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Cafe in Santa Cruz?

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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!
LS

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  1. 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.

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

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

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

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

            http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cru...