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70 edible monterey bay Summer 2015 homemade chipotle aioli on fresh sourdough. Open M– F 6am–4pm, Sa 7am–2pm, Su closed. SANTA CRUZ Assembly 1108 Pacific Avenue 831.824.6100 • www.assembleforfood.com This full-service restaurant from Penny Ice Creamery founders Kendra Baker and Zach Davis offers rustic California cuisine based on local, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients. Chef Carlo Espinas brings a contemporary twist to the approachable yet intriguing menu. The restaurant’s wood-metal-stone décor radiates from a long community table that anchors the center of the dining room, which is filled with natural light in daytime and bathed in the soft glow of copper accents at night. Open Tu–Su 11am–11pm. Brunch offered weekends 9am–3pm. The Buttery 702 Soquel Avenue • 831.458.3020 www.butterybakery.com Tantalizing cakes, pies, tarts, pastries and European-style breads fill the display cases inside this friendly, only-in- Santa Cruz bakery and café. On the deli side, everything is freshly made, from soups to salad dressings, using local produce from places like Live Earth Farm as much as possible. Lots of take-out options are available including daily special dinner entrées, but you can’t go wrong ordering their famous turkey potpie. Open daily 7am–7pm. Charlie Hong Kong 1141 Soquel Avenue • 831.426.5664 www.charliehongkong.com Charlie Hong Kong has been providing the Santa Cruz community with healthy, fresh, high-quality food since 1998. The restaurant’s fusion of Southeast Asian influences and the Central Coast’s local organic produce is what has made it a neighborhood favorite. Its slogan is “love your body, eat organic,” and its cuisine is proof that fast food can be good for you. Open daily 11am– 11pm. Coffeetopia 1723 Mission Street • 831.425.6583 3701 Portola Drive • 831.477.1940 1443 Capitola Road • 831.427.7181 www.coffeetopia.com This locally owned, community-minded family of coffeehouses hosts rotating exhibitions of local artists at its three Santa Cruz locations in addition to serving excellent Fair Trade brewed coffee and espresso drinks, premium hot cocoa beverages and providing high-speed Internet. Bagelry bagels come spread with housemade toppings like garlicky hummus and a unique non-dairy smoked tofu spread. Mission and Portola open daily 6am–6pm; Capitola open daily 6am–2pm. The Crow’s Nest 2218 E. Cliff Drive • 831.476.4560 www.crowsnest-santacruz.com A perfect spot to enjoy lunch or catch a sunset while watching sail boats glide in and out of the harbor, the nautical-themed Crow’s Nest is a Santa Cruz institution that never goes out of style. There’s always something happening, from free seasonal Thursday night beach parties to comedy nights and happy hours. Famous for its salad bar and house-smoked salmon, The Crow’s Nest is a member of Seafood Watch and is a certified green business. Open daily for breakfast 7:30am–


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