Daytrip to Santa Cruz: Winter break visit

Saturday, December 20, 2014 – It’s nice to visit Santa Cruz during the slow season (winter break). Basically, the kids are out so I went in. No crowds and easy parking makes for a very efficient trip. Half a day was more than enough. My favorites this time were the curry chicken avocado salad from The Buttery, all the pastries from Cafe Delmarette, and the ice cream from the Penny Ice Creamery. I also had an acai bowl from Samba Rock Acai Cafe but service was so bad I don’t even want to go into it. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

The Buttery: Bear claw, carrot cupcake, southwestern salad, curry chicken avocado salad, eggs benedict

The Buttery: Bear claw, carrot cupcake, southwestern salad, curry chicken avocado salad, eggs benedict

The Buttery: Avocado salad topped with curry chicken salad

The Buttery: Avocado salad topped with curry chicken salad

Cafe Delmarette: Almond cake, ham and cheddar scone, and peach and goat cheese pastry

Cafe Delmarette: Almond cake, ham and cheddar scone, and peach and goat cheese pastry

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

Downtown Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz

Verve Coffee Roasters

Verve Coffee Roasters

Video game store in Downtown Santa Cruz

Video game store in Downtown Santa Cruz

The Penny Ice Creamery: Juniper lime ice cream on a mini waffle cone

The Penny Ice Creamery: Juniper lime ice cream on a mini waffle cone

Betty's Eat Inn

Betty’s Eat Inn

Looking down from the Soquel Avenue Bridge

Looking down from the Soquel Avenue Bridge

Dec 28 2014 Category: California Earth San Francisco Bay Area

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