When We Think Santa Cruz, We Think Local

Pacific Cookie Company is a proud member of Think Local First Santa Cruz, a network of independent and locally owned businesses and community organizations joining together to promote economic vitality and preserve the unique character of our community. As a family-owned company being part of this greater community of local businesses is wonderful especially since we have been in business in Santa Cruz for almost 30 years! Wow, in August it will be thirty years since we first opened our doors on the Pacific Garden mall. Thinking about the years that have passed brings back so many fond memories of Santa Cruz. So many in fact that we thought it would be fun to do a blog mini series on an ideal day in Santa Cruz. In this series a few people from PCC will post about things they love about SC. I will go first…

A Perfect Day in Santa Cruz
By Cara

My perfect day in Santa Cruz begins with a Saturday morning early wake up call from our girls Lily (4 years) and Mila (1 year). As a family we walk up Seabright Avenue to our favorite breakfast spot, the Seabreeze Cafe for a greek scramble and some bacon waffles. With our bellies full we head to our neighborhood stomping grounds, Seabright beach, to run around before we get in the car and head north on hwy 1. But first a stop off at New Leaf Market on the westside for sandwiches and picnic supplies. Past Davenport we arrive at Wadell creek, a beautiful north coast destination and a wonderful place for a hike to check out wildflowers with amazing views of the coast. After our hike we collect rocks and shells at Wadell beach to remind us of our day. Tired we pile into the car to hit up our favorite kid friendly restaurant, Drunk Monkeys, for some cocktails and great pacific rim cuisine. With the kids in bed early we collapse on the couch and reflect on how lucky we are and how much WE LOVE SANTA CRUZ!!

9 thoughts on “When We Think Santa Cruz, We Think Local”

  1. Hey there guys….. good job on being mentioned as a blog of note. I love the concept of what you are doing. I am a huge fan of a good cookie. My personal favorite is the white chocolate macadamia nut. Anyhow, keep up the good work and come take a look at my blog at An Altenrate Truth/Fiction Blog, or Friendly Herb Gardening Help. I look forward to seeing you there and hearing your comments.


  2. Congratulations on 30th anniversary (in advance). Also congratulations on the Blog of Note.
    I hadn't had chance to taste your cookies but, yes, Santa Cruz is a great little place on earth. I lived in Bay area for about two years and I visited Santa Cruz many times. Its my favourite place and the weekend routine you described in this post is awesome. We all crib for many things but wont appreciate the small things like these you described.
    I wish you all the best in business and have great life!

  3. I have been to your bakery downtown since we lived in SC we have enjoyed your cookies as well as the friendly welcoming staff.

  4. Hi there,
    congrats on the blog of note recognition! My son went to UCSC and I've been to your shop!

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