Made a special trip to Santa Cruz just to try the Buttery in response to the raves and photo on this board about their peanut butter cookies. WOW!!
Not only were the PBCs GREAT, but (you didn't think I'd stop at just cookies, after the drive?) their Ham and Cheese Croissants were the best I've had in years--ham and cheese slices were distinctly flavorful and the croissant itself perfection. The raspberry danish had just right sweet raspberry filling in a classic pastry swirl with some icing. The ONLY negative was that despite it not being that busy, service was terrible. After some wait, the 4-5 ditzy girls behind the counter all chatted, and one finally acknowledged me but then asked me to repeat my order about 6 times. You can be sure I double checked my bags to make sure she got it all right. Will definitely give up future jaunts to the factory-like Gail's in Capitola and stick to the Buttery for my Santa Cruz County treats!