Local Father’s Day Gifts

Looking to keep it local for Father’s Day? Or maybe you just waited a little too long and now you need a quick gift? (We’ve all been there.) Whatever your reason, there are plenty of dad-centric local businesses you can go to for your Father’s Day gift needs. Here are five ideas to give you some gift-giving inspiration:

1) 7 Bridges

Not only do they have plenty of tasty homebrew kits (if you haven’t tried their Red Ale, you haven’t lived), but they’ve got everything you could want for coffee roasting, cheese making, and wine, kombucha, and soda making too. And who doesn’t love their wide variety of organic ingredients?

2) El Salchichero

Bacon Jam. Need I say more? Yes, actually, because El Salchichero makes more deliciousness than you can even imagine. They even have some vegetarian-friendly items like preserves, pickles, and mustard.

3) Brew Cruz

You already know that Santa Cruz has some of the best beer there is, so why not take Dad on a trip to taste them all? Plus, it gives you an excuse to buy yourself a seat on the Brew Cruz bus. It’s a win-win, really.

4) Stripe MEN

Shaving kits, wallets, watches, and clothes. Stripe MEN has pretty much everything a stylish dad could want. They’ve also got some very creative cards if you want to keep it simple.

5) Instagift

For particular fathers who aren’t the easiest to shop for, Downtown Santa Cruz now offers Instagift eGift cards. Instagift can be sent via email and redeemed right on Dad’s smart phone! Plus you can get an extra $20 for your pop (or yourself) when you buy an Instagift of $100 between now and June 15th. More details can be found here.

Of course, we’ve got plenty of Father’s Day gifts for those dads with a sweet tooth, too. You can see all our dad-inspired gifts on our website by clicking right here. Don’t forget you can get 15% off your Father’s Day order when you use the coupon code “FATHER16”!


34 Years Young!

They say it’s your Birthday, it’s our Birthday too!
We opened up shop in downtown Santa Cruz in 1980 and we’ve been baking ever since!
Come by 1203 Pacific Ave, wish us a Happy Birthday and get a FREE COOKIE!!

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20 Never Looked So Good!!!

20th Anniversary Pacific Cookie Company

Pacific Cookie Company is Coming to Berkeley!

emilyberkstoreExciting news…

Pacific Cookie Company is coming to Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley!!!

Santa Cruz, CA -Your favorite homemade cookie company, Pacific Cookie Company, is opening a retail bakery located on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.  After being in business for over 33 years, the owners at Pacific Cookie Company think the center of campus and community life is the perfect place to open up another retail bakery location.

Telegraph is rich with history and Larry Pearson, the CEO of Pacific Cookie Company thinks it’s a marriage made in baking heaven. “We are very excited to open a new retail bakery across the street from Cal’s proud SproulPlaza, the birthplace of the Free Speech movement and an iconic place that influenced American society, he said.” One of our favorite characteristics of Berkeley and Telegraph Avenue that has not changed since the Free Speech Movement of the 1960’s is the diversity of the community that you find walking up and down the streets every day. The sight of hundreds of students and visitors is really something to behold and reminds us of where the cookie making all started in Santa Cruz.

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In 1980, after months of perfecting several gourmet cookie recipes, Pacific Cookie Company opened its doors on the Pacific Garden Mall in downtown Santa Cruz. Following the success of the first retail bakery in Santa Cruz, we expanded by opening a bakery in the college town of Chico, CA.  Our retail bakery started baking sweet treats in Chico in 1981 and after three successful years of providing delectable munchies to college students and families, we sold the store to a gentleman from the Chico State English department. You may ask is it a coincidence that we have only opened stores in college towns? Consider this: who loves eating late night snacks more and needs to be properly equipped for hours of studying and cramming? College students, that’s who! “Telegraph Ave is bustling with student energy and the need to snack,” Pearson said.

We plan to open in the next few months, and we are so excited to share our cookies with you! Through blog posts and photos, we will give you some sneak peeks of our process until we open our doors. This is such an exciting journey and we want all of you to be a part of the process. We can’t wait to have all of you, friends, and family come have some cookies and milk in our bakery on Telegraph. An announcement will also be made for a Grand Opening Event, so stay tuned! Until then, keep calm and eat cookies!!

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