Capitola Coffee Roasters and Patisserie

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Customer Reviews

137 Ratings

Great place, great food
Christine S. · December 22, 2011
I enjoyed the crunchy cinnamon outer crust and the soft interior. Very good!
Brenda L. · December 20, 2011
The mocha was amazing and her scones are delicious.
Kathryn H. · February 22, 2014

What You'll Get

Sticky buns are like Post-it notes: fun to peel apart in layers and sticky enough to adhere to coworkers' foreheads. Sample this versatile treat with today's Groupon to Capitola Coffee Roasters and Patisserie. Choose between two options:

  • For $5, you get $10 worth of coffee and more.
  • For $15, you get a dozen village buns (a $30 value).

Capitola Coffee Roasters' sorcerers of sweets transform fresh ingredients into tasty treats, with their crowning creation being the village bun. These cinnamon-and-sugar buns—made with organic, local ingredients like all of the patisserie’s pastries—are rolled out by hand and chilled for 18 hours so that they rise like hordes of undead sponge dinosaurs. The buns then matriculate at Oven U and emerge as fully formed delights that are crispy on the outside, buttery on the inside, and always crying at the end of E.T..

To keep village buns from sticking around mouths too long and crashing on your tooth-couch, wash them down with one of Capitola Coffee Roasters’ decadent coffees. Espresso shots harmonize with steamed milk in lattes and cappuccinos (starting at $3), and the café's daily drip coffees appease the foam-phobic. Capitola Coffee Roasters also insulates pie holes with tender scones, moist muffins, and a slew of other delectable baked goods.

Located in Capitola Village just a few blocks from the Pacific, Capitola Coffee Roasters makes it easy to share a village bun with a sweet-toothed turtle as you lie on the beach and watch unusually stupid humans devolve back into fish.


Thirteen Yelpers give Capitola Coffee Roasters and Patisserie a 3.5-star average. The owner, Michaella Olavarri, has been featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Her featured special on a recent morning was a muffin made with fresh lemon and ginger and a touch of orange zest. It sat in a case beside croissants, pastries with fresh berries, sweet potato pies, tarts and other goodies. "Phenomenal" was the word one customer used, as he gently unwound an almond Danish. – Cathy Kelly, Santa Cruz Sentinel

  • The coffee is delicious! The espresso has a beautiful, thick, rich, and tantalizing crema - and it tastes as good as it looks! – Roman S., Yelp, 5/10/10

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Capitola Coffee Roasters and Patisserie

There's meticulous attention to detail in every flakey layer of Capitola Coffee Roasters and Patisserie's baked goods. The team creates their pastries by hand each morning, but the process starts even earlier. They first source real butter, unbleached flour, and other organic ingredients when possible. Then they mix the dough, which in some cases chills for 20 hours. Each passing minute infuses the future treat with more texture and flavor. Only then is it ready to turn into a breakfast bun, croissant, or danish. As the day goes on, the oven welcomes other desserts: bread pudding, apple pies made with organic fruit, or perhaps a flour-less chocolate cake. Oftentimes, the deservedly proud bakers post photos of their current creation on Facebook.

Outside this kitchen, aromas of tea and fresh-roasted coffee dance their way through the air. Baristas mix and pour all sorts of caffeinated drinks, including cappuccino, lattes, and chai tea. They often add house made whipped cream or flavored syrups for extra flavor. While Capitola Coffee Roasters and Patisserie still emphasizes breakfast, the shop serves sandwiches and soup, also known as liquid sandwiches.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.