A Chat with the Owner of Flats Bistro

Seb Frey with Aptos Community News ambled down to the new Flats Bistro in Aptos to have a chat with the owner, Jeanne Harrison. We wanted to talk about Jeanne’s new venture, and she shared quite a bit. We talked about their newest menu item: breakfast pizza ($14). According to Jeanne, It’s like having sourdough […]

Norma Jean’s Coffee

Norma Jean’s Coffee in Aptos, near the Bayview Hotel, is an independently-owned coffee shop in the heart of Aptos Village. They serve a wide range of coffees and teas, and also feature an array of baked goods that are actually made on-site in their own kitchen. It’s clean, comfortable, cozy, and quiet. Tip: They have […]

Marianne’s Ice Cream in Aptos

Marianne’s Ice Cream is a Santa Cruz institution, having been a family run business with a single location for over 50 years. In 2014, Marianne’s had the good taste to open their second location in Aptos, in the Seacliff neighborhood, just outside of Seacliff Beach. Marianne’s Ice Cream in Aptos is yet another welcome addition […]

Pacific Coffee Roasting Company

Pacific Coffee Roasting Company in Aptos is located in the Aptos Center shopping center along Soquel Drive, near the State Park Drive freeway exit. They have a big roasting machine right in the store and the aromas fill the air.

Bittersweet Bistro

When it comes to fine dining in Aptos, Bittersweet Bistro has to be near the top of the list. Located near the Deer Park Marketplace Shopping Center, Bittersweet Bistro specializes in what they call American Bistro cuisine with Mediterranean influences. They have a full bar, and also have an extensive wine list and a rich […]

The Farm Bakery and Cafe

The Farm Bakery and Cafe is located on Soquel Drive, just down the street from Cabrillo College.  It sits by itself, with no competition in sight.  It’s an eclectic place – they sell baked goods such as bread, cookies, a few pastries – as well as a breakfast and lunch menu with lighter, “healthier” fare […]