Bakesale Betty

★★★★★
  • 5098 Telegraph Ave

    Oakland, CA 94609

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  • 510-985-1213

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You'll know you're there when you see the line of customers down the block! Best sandwich ever! Don't fret the long line. It moves fast and often you'll be served a free cookie while you wait.

Yes, go for the chicken sandwich but make sure to get some strawberry shortcake to go.

Best chicken pot pie in the Bay Area, too!

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★★★★★

You'll know you're there when you see the line of customers down the block! Best sandwich ever! Don't fret the long line. It moves fast and often you'll be served a free cookie while you wait.

Yes, go for the chicken sandwich but make sure to get some strawberry shortcake to go.

Best chicken pot pie in the Bay Area, too!

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Bakesale Betty's is a cute, quaint, little bakery with an enormous following in Oakland. The items are simple, but that makes it easy. People can't get enough of the chicken sandwiches that are packed with a delicious spicy slaw! The staff is great and very friendly. I've never had to stand in a really long line.....but I do know they exist. I believe there is a 2nd location opening also! The baked goods are a must have too. Give it a try!!!

4
★★★★☆

Bakesale Betty's is a cute, quaint, little bakery with an enormous following in Oakland. The items are simple, but that makes it easy. People can't get enough of the chicken sandwiches that are packed with a delicious spicy slaw! The staff is great and very friendly. I've never had to stand in a really long line.....but I do know they exist. I believe there is a 2nd location opening also! The baked goods are a must have too. Give it a try!!!

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Over the weekend, I made my way to Bakesale Betty for the first time. If you?re like me, you?ll be looking for a sign out front, which you won?t find. However, you?ll know you?re at the right place when you see the long line out the door. Plus, you can?t miss all the ironing boards that are set up along the sidewalk. Yes, ironing boards are used as tables. Great idea! For a first time customer, it?s a little intimidating to approach the counter when there isn?t a menu to be found except for a sheet of butcher paper on the front window listing the chicken sandwich and lemon ice. I highly recommend ordering one of each. I am usually not a fan of coleslaw, but the slaw used in the chicken sandwich was very good. You should also try some of the baked goods. Since I couldn?t pick just one, I ordered a brownie, oatmeal raisin cookie, pecan shortbread cookie, lemon scone, and a slice of apple pie. I couldn?t wait until I got home to taste the treats so I ate a bite of everything. Everything was good, but the pecan shortbread was the best. In hindsight, I wish I bought more of them. I will definitely be going back to Bakesale Betty. The only suggestion I have is for them to have a board listing all the goodies and prices.

2
★★★★★

Over the weekend, I made my way to Bakesale Betty for the first time. If you?re like me, you?ll be looking for a sign out front, which you won?t find. However, you?ll know you?re at the right place when you see the long line out the door. Plus, you can?t miss all the ironing boards that are set up along the sidewalk. Yes, ironing boards are used as tables. Great idea! For a first time customer, it?s a little intimidating to approach the counter when there isn?t a menu to be found except for a sheet of butcher paper on the front window listing the chicken sandwich and lemon ice. I highly recommend ordering one of each. I am usually not a fan of coleslaw, but the slaw used in the chicken sandwich was very good. You should also try some of the baked goods. Since I couldn?t pick just one, I ordered a brownie, oatmeal raisin cookie, pecan shortbread cookie, lemon scone, and a slice of apple pie. I couldn?t wait until I got home to taste the treats so I ate a bite of everything. Everything was good, but the pecan shortbread was the best. In hindsight, I wish I bought more of them. I will definitely be going back to Bakesale Betty. The only suggestion I have is for them to have a board listing all the goodies and prices.

Pros: Good chicken sandwich, lemon ice, and pecan shortbread cookie.

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Wow this place is bustling! I like their scones a lot. Their cookies are also yummy. However, I think their pies are extremely overpriced, and definitely not worth it.

4
★★★★☆

Wow this place is bustling! I like their scones a lot. Their cookies are also yummy. However, I think their pies are extremely overpriced, and definitely not worth it.

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This bakery is my absolute favorite place for a bite to eat or to pick up dinner and dessert. They have the best fried chicken sandwich packed with homemade spicy coleslaw. Their chicken pot pie is the best value around. The large pie will easily serve a family of six. It is chucked full for savory pieces of chicken with a great gravy and topped with a delicate and sweet pastry crust.I am also in love with their strawberry shortcake. The biscuit is just right, layered with tons of the freshest strawberries alongside a huge dollop of sweet cream. Yummm.Allison and Michael are a true geniuses! They are Oakland's jewel.

5
★★★★★

This bakery is my absolute favorite place for a bite to eat or to pick up dinner and dessert. They have the best fried chicken sandwich packed with homemade spicy coleslaw. Their chicken pot pie is the best value around. The large pie will easily serve a family of six. It is chucked full for savory pieces of chicken with a great gravy and topped with a delicate and sweet pastry crust.I am also in love with their strawberry shortcake. The biscuit is just right, layered with tons of the freshest strawberries alongside a huge dollop of sweet cream. Yummm.Allison and Michael are a true geniuses! They are Oakland's jewel.

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Okay.. you gotta hand it to Betty... she pulls it off with this fun quirky little corner bakery at the busy intersection of 51st and Telegraph. The sidewalk is lined with .... ironing boards, yes, you read that right -- ironing boards -- each occupied by patrons using them as tables happily munching away on their fried chicken tenderloin sandwiches stuffed with tangy jalapeno laden slaw on a soft and sweet sandwhich roll, humongous cookies, and sweet and tangy lemon slushees.

Betty's has a limited menu including a few sandwhiches and about 5 or 6 different cookies and a few scones. You can also get whole take-and-bake pot pies as well as dessert pies. The ginger cookie is one of my favorites, but it's hard to choose between that and the pecan shortbread (that's solved by getting both).

PROS: Fantastic, fresh, homemade quality food.
CONS: Can't really think of any other than it can get a bit crowded, but they usually hand out free cookies to make up for that :-)

4
★★★★☆

Okay.. you gotta hand it to Betty... she pulls it off with this fun quirky little corner bakery at the busy intersection of 51st and Telegraph. The sidewalk is lined with .... ironing boards, yes, you read that right -- ironing boards -- each occupied by patrons using them as tables happily munching away on their fried chicken tenderloin sandwiches stuffed with tangy jalapeno laden slaw on a soft and sweet sandwhich roll, humongous cookies, and sweet and tangy lemon slushees.

Betty's has a limited menu including a few sandwhiches and about 5 or 6 different cookies and a few scones. You can also get whole take-and-bake pot pies as well as dessert pies. The ginger cookie is one of my favorites, but it's hard to choose between that and the pecan shortbread (that's solved by getting both).

PROS: Fantastic, fresh, homemade quality food.
CONS: Can't really think of any other than it can get a bit crowded, but they usually hand out free cookies to make up for that :-)

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The ginger cookies are spectacular. The fried chicken sandwich is pretty tasty. The strawberry shortcake: layers of cream, shocking amounts of fresh macerated strawberries. There's cake somewhere in there. But it's really about having just gobs of strawberries with fresh whipped cream...and a little bit of cake.

4
★★★★☆

The ginger cookies are spectacular. The fried chicken sandwich is pretty tasty. The strawberry shortcake: layers of cream, shocking amounts of fresh macerated strawberries. There's cake somewhere in there. But it's really about having just gobs of strawberries with fresh whipped cream...and a little bit of cake.

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The strawberry shortcake was definitely good and so was the sticky bun. Unfortunately have to say that I really didn't find the fried chicken sandwich to live up to the hype. It was crunchy which I like but both the chicken and cole slaw that was served with it were bland; no flavor at all. Maybe mine was a bad batch. I'll give them another shot and hopefully won't be disappointed.

We got there at 11:45 and there was already a line. The nice thing is they pass out free goodies while you're waiting.Though they skipped over our group near the front of the line for some reason - that's not cool!

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★★★☆☆

The strawberry shortcake was definitely good and so was the sticky bun. Unfortunately have to say that I really didn't find the fried chicken sandwich to live up to the hype. It was crunchy which I like but both the chicken and cole slaw that was served with it were bland; no flavor at all. Maybe mine was a bad batch. I'll give them another shot and hopefully won't be disappointed.

We got there at 11:45 and there was already a line. The nice thing is they pass out free goodies while you're waiting.Though they skipped over our group near the front of the line for some reason - that's not cool!

Pros: Inexpensive, baked goods delish

Cons: Fried chicken sandwich was tasteless

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I love this place. Betty's cookies, especially the ginger ones are amazing and you cannot eat one!!! The scones are great and this is a great neighborhood place to take out of town guests. Especially if you see Betty and her blue wig.

4
★★★★☆

I love this place. Betty's cookies, especially the ginger ones are amazing and you cannot eat one!!! The scones are great and this is a great neighborhood place to take out of town guests. Especially if you see Betty and her blue wig.

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their buttermilk fried chick sandwich is insanely awesome. they make fresh pot-pies everyday and i'm in love with their ironing board tables on the sidewalk. Besides all of their food and bakery items that makes them awesome, their friendly staff takes the cake (pun unfortunately intended)

2
★★★★★

their buttermilk fried chick sandwich is insanely awesome. they make fresh pot-pies everyday and i'm in love with their ironing board tables on the sidewalk. Besides all of their food and bakery items that makes them awesome, their friendly staff takes the cake (pun unfortunately intended)

Pros: friendly staff, fried chicken sandwich, food, sidewalk "tables"

Cons: parking, small eating area

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Only 1-2 sandwiches types a day-but totally off the hook. Mmm fried chicken sandwich. The baked goods are truly amazing. Great atmosphere, lovely service. I believe the owner is a former chez panisse chef? YUMMY LOVE

5
★★★★★

Only 1-2 sandwiches types a day-but totally off the hook. Mmm fried chicken sandwich. The baked goods are truly amazing. Great atmosphere, lovely service. I believe the owner is a former chez panisse chef? YUMMY LOVE

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Great sandwiches! I like the egg salad better than the fried chicken. The roll that they put it on is so good I could eat it by itself. My family loves the scones, but I haven't tried them yet... I'm sure they're great. I ordered five sandwiches for work and was in and out of the store in less than 5 minutes. The sandwiches were boxed and ready to go before the credit card machine finished putting my transaction through. Really fun vibe with the ironing boards!

2
★★★★★

Great sandwiches! I like the egg salad better than the fried chicken. The roll that they put it on is so good I could eat it by itself. My family loves the scones, but I haven't tried them yet... I'm sure they're great. I ordered five sandwiches for work and was in and out of the store in less than 5 minutes. The sandwiches were boxed and ready to go before the credit card machine finished putting my transaction through. Really fun vibe with the ironing boards!

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Great place for baked stuff. They were extremely helpful in picking what was good and nothing disappointed. Didn't hurt they were giving out fresh baked chocolate chip cookies as we waited in line. The fried chicken sandwich is worth the trip/

2
★★★★★

Great place for baked stuff. They were extremely helpful in picking what was good and nothing disappointed. Didn't hurt they were giving out fresh baked chocolate chip cookies as we waited in line. The fried chicken sandwich is worth the trip/

Pros: great staff

Cons: ok location

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The staff is wonderful and thoughtful and the sandwiches are delicious. We asked if they had greens for a salad, and they did. It was perfect sitting on the corner out front using crates and buckets as table and chairs. Sip on some of their lemon ice.

2
★★★★★

The staff is wonderful and thoughtful and the sandwiches are delicious. We asked if they had greens for a salad, and they did. It was perfect sitting on the corner out front using crates and buckets as table and chairs. Sip on some of their lemon ice.

Pros: Simple and delicious

Cons: none

 

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