Local Favorite - The Buttery
Located at the corner of Soquel and Branciforte Ave, the Buttery is a long time favorite of locals. The restaurant is divided into two sections: the bakery and the cafe. The bakery has fresh breads, cookies, pastries, and cakes. When I'm cheating on my gluten free diet, my favorite is the carrot cake cupcake - the butter cream frosting is fabulous. :-) The cafe is a great spot for a breakfast or lunch. The menu includes made to order sandwiches, salads, a homemade soup and a daily special. (I love the local lettuce salad with the lemon vinaigrette and avocado.) The pre-made cold case salads are perfect if you are on the go - there are several healthy options and they are made daily. There is plenty of outdoor seating which makes it a great spot to bring your dog.