Here’s all you really need to know about Watsonville’s Craft Bakeshop and Eatery: the breakfast burrito took home was so heavy that it triggered the passenger seatbelt light. And that burrito, a Cheesy Bavarian stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs, potatoes, and cheddar cheese and served with house made salsa, was really delicious. As a bonus, it was made to order and freshly grilled then served piping hot. As a comparison: their burrito is closer to the breakfast burrito you find at Gayle’s, not to a taqueria breakfast burrito.
Breakfast is served until 11am, then they switch over for lunch. Treat yourself with house made pastries like bear claws and Rice Krispie treats with espresso drinks, chai, and Mexican hot chocolate. Or nourish yourself with smoothies, açai bowls, and avocado toast with optional toppings like smoked salmon, bacon, hummus, or cucumber. They have a large space, nicely lit, dotted with healthy green plants, very welcoming to sit and visit with friends or catch up on a few emails during lunch hour.
Owners Lacey Dent and Greg Bobeda brought a loyal following from their now-closed Corralitos Coffeehouse, but I wasn’t familiar with them. I stumbled upon Craft because I was paying a fixit ticket across the street at the Santa Cruz County Superior Courthouse. I’ll definitely go back, and it’s worth all of you seeking out. There’s plentiful parking in the Civic Center garage, on the street, and in nearby public lots. Support local bakeshops and eateries!