Companion Bakeshop

Nicest staff, friendly vibe, AMAZING products. They serve Lulu’s coffee which is a plus and their staff is well trained. Try everything, no seriously, everything. I have had basically every item on the menu now, but then again I go probably 3 times a week.

They are a little off the beaten path, but it is worth the trip. Definitely a great spot here on the westside.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, they feature great music and special treats (the chicken pot pie with sage is unbelievable). The scones and cookies are made from high quality ingredients and never fail to make my morning. Their savory food and breads are also quite incredible.

Beyond raving about the products, let me just say that the staff is down to earth and love what they do. They are there because they love baking and making people happy, not because they are trying to be the next cool thing in town or the next hip-organic-sustainable-progressive food shop. In fact, they are all that and then some; genuine, loving, experienced. Check it out and see for yourself!

Wait.. I thought this was a coffee blog? Oh ya. They are professional bakers AND baristas with great equipment and a stellar attitude…. and they have the SICKEST single boiler machine. I have worked their bar and machine a bit, it was tons of fun. Most of the staff is also really coffee savvy. They brew our beans and utilize our techniques. The owner is a real coffee nerd and a great guy. They all love talking about coffee and are quite passionate about it. They’re getting a new Synesso soon, stay tuned.

I like:

  • Their attitude
  • The shop’s atmosphere
  • The high quality of their coffee for a bakeshop
  • An endless assortment of treats to go with your drink.
Companion Bakeshop (one with whom you share bread with)
2341 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 252-2253      
  • Tues 7am – 6:30pm
  • Wed-Fri 7am-4pm
  • Sat 8am-3pm
  • Sun 8am – 1pm

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