Vanilla Bake Shop

★★★★★
  • 512 Wilshire Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • 310-458-6644

About Vanilla Bake Shop

Hours
Mon - Sat, 9am - 7pm; Sun, 10am - 6pm

Food

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My boss brought in 3 different Dessert Jars for our team to taste, the Banana Cream, Chocolate Dirt and Triple Berry. Not only is the presentation adorable, the taste is ridiculous! My favorite was the Triple Berry with strawberries,

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My boss brought in 3 different Dessert Jars for our team to taste, the Banana Cream, Chocolate Dirt and Triple Berry. Not only is the presentation adorable, the taste is ridiculous! My favorite was the Triple Berry with strawberries,

Pros: Triple Berry Dessert Jar

Cons: None so far

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I just got back from my first visit to Vanilla, and met a friend there for coffee and an array of sweets to try. Before I go further tho, let me qualify my review by saying I'm a pastry chef almost finished with schooling at Cordon Bleu,

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I just got back from my first visit to Vanilla, and met a friend there for coffee and an array of sweets to try. Before I go further tho, let me qualify my review by saying I'm a pastry chef almost finished with schooling at Cordon Bleu,

Pros: Great treats *if you prefer them sweet,* easy parking, decor

Cons: Staff was cold

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Went on a recent cupcake hunt, and these fell flat on all counts. Had the Red Velvet, Carrot, and Chocolate Raspberry, all dry as bone and without much flavor. Waste of my $20 and 50 min. drive. If you want to have tasty cupcakes, go to

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Went on a recent cupcake hunt, and these fell flat on all counts. Had the Red Velvet, Carrot, and Chocolate Raspberry, all dry as bone and without much flavor. Waste of my $20 and 50 min. drive. If you want to have tasty cupcakes, go to

Pros: Cute shop

Cons: Everything else

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Why is this place still in business? \r
Their cake is so dry I couldn't even swallow it. Sure, their cupcakes are pretty, but when it comes down to it, I want something that is delicious...these are not.

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Why is this place still in business? \r
Their cake is so dry I couldn't even swallow it. Sure, their cupcakes are pretty, but when it comes down to it, I want something that is delicious...these are not.

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They obviously put a lot of thought into the design of the store, which is lovely, and so are the very visually appealing cakes and sweets. I loved their bittersweet dark chocolate cupcake, but have to say that as for flavor in general,

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They obviously put a lot of thought into the design of the store, which is lovely, and so are the very visually appealing cakes and sweets. I loved their bittersweet dark chocolate cupcake, but have to say that as for flavor in general,

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oh man - i looooove this place. best red velvet cupcakes ever. and i love that they are minis so you can sample as many flavors as you want without the guilt. there is a reason that martha stewart called them and brought them on her show.

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oh man - i looooove this place. best red velvet cupcakes ever. and i love that they are minis so you can sample as many flavors as you want without the guilt. there is a reason that martha stewart called them and brought them on her show.

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I tried their 6" Black and White Raspberry cake and it exceeded my expectations. The chocolate flavor was excellent and the whipped cream with raspberries center was sinfully delicious! The only complaint I have is having to wait for the

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I tried their 6" Black and White Raspberry cake and it exceeded my expectations. The chocolate flavor was excellent and the whipped cream with raspberries center was sinfully delicious! The only complaint I have is having to wait for the

Pros: Very cute atmosphere, great service, nice variety of cupcakes

Cons: They don't offer cakes by the slice

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So much better than the gummy cupcakes at that BH store, and no line. Very polite service, slightly pricey but worth going!

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So much better than the gummy cupcakes at that BH store, and no line. Very polite service, slightly pricey but worth going!

Pros: Great Cupcakes

Cons: Expensive

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I am NOT a "sprinkles" fan but I am (wholeheartedly) a Vanilla bake shop fan! this place is beautiful, delicious and surprising. Outrageous cost? Yes, that too!

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I am NOT a "sprinkles" fan but I am (wholeheartedly) a Vanilla bake shop fan! this place is beautiful, delicious and surprising. Outrageous cost? Yes, that too!

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The cupcakes are outrageous, from the red velvet to the chocolate to the meyer lemon raspberry cupcakes Amy Berman went to New York to show Martha Stewart how to bake!
My absolute favorite thing in this amazing bakery isn't even baked, it's the Dirt Cake (chocolate mousse and whipped cream with crumbled chocolate cake) I kid you not, it is the best thing I have ever tasted! Plus the shop is soooo cute, Vanilla Bake Shop is the greatest!

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The cupcakes are outrageous, from the red velvet to the chocolate to the meyer lemon raspberry cupcakes Amy Berman went to New York to show Martha Stewart how to bake!
My absolute favorite thing in this amazing bakery isn't even baked, it's the Dirt Cake (chocolate mousse and whipped cream with crumbled chocolate cake) I kid you not, it is the best thing I have ever tasted! Plus the shop is soooo cute, Vanilla Bake Shop is the greatest!

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Okay, if you want to just die and go straight to heaven, have one of vanilla's key lime pie cupcakes. Totally amazing. I don't even have a sweet tooth but I had one of their mini's with my boyfriend (he has the sweet tooth) and I've been

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Okay, if you want to just die and go straight to heaven, have one of vanilla's key lime pie cupcakes. Totally amazing. I don't even have a sweet tooth but I had one of their mini's with my boyfriend (he has the sweet tooth) and I've been

Pros: Delicious!

Cons: Make you want more!!

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After reading all the reviews about the cupcakes and service on this site, I just had to write, myself - a first for me. Folks, the counter help could not have been friendlier or more helpful. As many others have pointed out, the cupcakes

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After reading all the reviews about the cupcakes and service on this site, I just had to write, myself - a first for me. Folks, the counter help could not have been friendlier or more helpful. As many others have pointed out, the cupcakes

Pros: Fresh, tasty, great jar for a gift

Cons: parking - it's Santa Monica!

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Two words. Red velvet cupcake! It's the best I've had- not too moist, not too dry, and the frosting is delicious and not too cream cheese- like. Also, they have great mini tarts- I love the passion fruit one, which is tangy and sweet at the same time!

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Two words. Red velvet cupcake! It's the best I've had- not too moist, not too dry, and the frosting is delicious and not too cream cheese- like. Also, they have great mini tarts- I love the passion fruit one, which is tangy and sweet at the same time!

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This place is so darling I don't know what to do. The atmosphere is chic yet unpretentious. My favorite! It looks like the Viceroy of cupcakes. And the cupcakes..... deeeeeelicious!!!!!!!\r
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Not only are they beautiful little gems of

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This place is so darling I don't know what to do. The atmosphere is chic yet unpretentious. My favorite! It looks like the Viceroy of cupcakes. And the cupcakes..... deeeeeelicious!!!!!!!\r
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So i picked up 4 dozen VDAY special baby cupcakes from here for a potluck at my office. They were a smashing success. They were beautifully decorated and absolutely delicious! The only downside is the office in on a sugar high and

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So i picked up 4 dozen VDAY special baby cupcakes from here for a potluck at my office. They were a smashing success. They were beautifully decorated and absolutely delicious! The only downside is the office in on a sugar high and

Pros: decor, from the walls to the cupcakes!

Cons: crowded, need better trained staff & SMILE PEOPLE!

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I have a whole mouth full of sweet teeth and Vanilla Bake Shop satisfies every one of them! With classic and unique flavors, some of which are daily specials, in addition to cookies and tasty drinks, I can always count on a sweet bite

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I have a whole mouth full of sweet teeth and Vanilla Bake Shop satisfies every one of them! With classic and unique flavors, some of which are daily specials, in addition to cookies and tasty drinks, I can always count on a sweet bite

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In regards to the decor, Vanilla Bake Shop is one of the prettiest cupcake shops in LA, with cotton candy pink walls, damask wallpaper, white chandeliers, and dark wood floors. I especially liked that they had shelves of old fashioned

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In regards to the decor, Vanilla Bake Shop is one of the prettiest cupcake shops in LA, with cotton candy pink walls, damask wallpaper, white chandeliers, and dark wood floors. I especially liked that they had shelves of old fashioned

Pros: Trendy, nice location

Cons: Small portions and ok taste

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A few months ago, a coworker brought in a box of Vanilla's cupcakes to sample. After first being impressed by their visual beauty, we mostly agreed that each had a bizarre, off-putting flavor and were extremely dry. However, as a

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A few months ago, a coworker brought in a box of Vanilla's cupcakes to sample. After first being impressed by their visual beauty, we mostly agreed that each had a bizarre, off-putting flavor and were extremely dry. However, as a

Pros: Look of product, decor

Cons: Taste of product

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I've been hearing about Vanilla for quite some time and I finally decided to feed into the cupcake craze. What I liked about Vanilla was that you had the option of getting 3 mini cupcakes for $5 (I always want to try everything so this

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I've been hearing about Vanilla for quite some time and I finally decided to feed into the cupcake craze. What I liked about Vanilla was that you had the option of getting 3 mini cupcakes for $5 (I always want to try everything so this

Pros: Mini Cupcakes!

Cons: Wasn't worth the hype

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I can honestly tell you that this store is so much better than Sprinkles. The service is friendly, there aren't as many in the crowds and parking is easier and better yet, the cupcakes are more heavenly. You can have regular sized

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I can honestly tell you that this store is so much better than Sprinkles. The service is friendly, there aren't as many in the crowds and parking is easier and better yet, the cupcakes are more heavenly. You can have regular sized

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I am addicted to the desserts they have here. One taste and I'm sold, especially the Icebox Dessert Shots. My favorites are the Southern Banana Pudding and Triple Berry Shortcake. Their Cupcake Babies are adorable (and affordable), and the

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I am addicted to the desserts they have here. One taste and I'm sold, especially the Icebox Dessert Shots. My favorites are the Southern Banana Pudding and Triple Berry Shortcake. Their Cupcake Babies are adorable (and affordable), and the

Pros: Delicious Desserts, Friendly Staff, Affordable/Reasonable Prices

Cons: Street Parking

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As someone who scours the cupcake scene in LA, I was thrilled to try this next addition to the craze. I like the ambiance in here, and their presentation for carry-out is fabulous! I have been bringing these cupcakes to every lunch and

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As someone who scours the cupcake scene in LA, I was thrilled to try this next addition to the craze. I like the ambiance in here, and their presentation for carry-out is fabulous! I have been bringing these cupcakes to every lunch and

Pros: Good alternative to Sprinkles, cute presentation, convenient for west-siders

Cons: Still a bit pricey

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I'm always weary when I hear about new places like this because usually they are just trendy, lackluster, have horrible customer service, and are totally sub-par in the taste department. However, this place is an exception and a breath of

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I'm always weary when I hear about new places like this because usually they are just trendy, lackluster, have horrible customer service, and are totally sub-par in the taste department. However, this place is an exception and a breath of

Pros: Delicious, decadent, fresh, mouth party

Cons: Can get crowded

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My co-worker and I went one afternoon and were shocked they were out of most of their cupcakes but they had 10 girls working. We tried the Old Fashion, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Vanilla Chocolate. I did like the Old Fashion. The other

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My co-worker and I went one afternoon and were shocked they were out of most of their cupcakes but they had 10 girls working. We tried the Old Fashion, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Vanilla Chocolate. I did like the Old Fashion. The other

Pros: Cute Shop

Cons: Over priced

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My fiance and I went to Vanilla Bake Shop this past weekend, and ordered 2 dozen cupcake babies for a party we were attending later that night. Everyone loved them! I think these cupcakes might have actually changed some peoples lives. It

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My fiance and I went to Vanilla Bake Shop this past weekend, and ordered 2 dozen cupcake babies for a party we were attending later that night. Everyone loved them! I think these cupcakes might have actually changed some peoples lives. It

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Ever since I heard about the future opening of Vanilla, I have eagerly been awaiting the neswest cupcake shop west of the 405 and as the construction continued (for months and months and months!) and the shop just got cuter and cuter. I

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Ever since I heard about the future opening of Vanilla, I have eagerly been awaiting the neswest cupcake shop west of the 405 and as the construction continued (for months and months and months!) and the shop just got cuter and cuter. I

Pros: cute as a button, lots of potential

Cons: parking, employees, packaging

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Wow Im actually suprised to see so many negative messages up here about this bake shop. Cut them some slack! The first thing that got me hooked was how fresh the cupcakes are! Alot of times, cupcakes seem very processed to me so I was

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Wow Im actually suprised to see so many negative messages up here about this bake shop. Cut them some slack! The first thing that got me hooked was how fresh the cupcakes are! Alot of times, cupcakes seem very processed to me so I was

Pros: delicious ingredients, good variety, quaint atmosphere,friendly staff, accomidating chefs, good prices

Cons: new on the block

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would you believe that this place has no business sense whatsoever. they are a bakery yet they won't take cake orders until august 1st. not to mention when you call to say you want to place an order for CAKES, they tell you to call back

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would you believe that this place has no business sense whatsoever. they are a bakery yet they won't take cake orders until august 1st. not to mention when you call to say you want to place an order for CAKES, they tell you to call back

Pros: sugar

Cons: everything else

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I anxiously awaited the opening of Vanilla Bake Shop and finally visited yesterday. The place is very cute and the staff is pleasant; But since this is a bake shop all that really matters is the desserts. I tried a few of the

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I anxiously awaited the opening of Vanilla Bake Shop and finally visited yesterday. The place is very cute and the staff is pleasant; But since this is a bake shop all that really matters is the desserts. I tried a few of the

Pros: cute place, friendly staff

Cons: only average baked goods....nothing special

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I was walking through Santa Monica on Saturday when I came upon Vanilla Bake Shop. It was late in the day and the selection was limited because they had sold out. The counter staff informed me that they had been selling out every day since

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I was walking through Santa Monica on Saturday when I came upon Vanilla Bake Shop. It was late in the day and the selection was limited because they had sold out. The counter staff informed me that they had been selling out every day since

Pros: Cupcakes, Small sized treats, Atmosphere!

Cons: Selling out by 6pm

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This is a cute new bakery with pretty good cupcakes. Parking is difficult, but if you do snag a spot, I recommend the toasted coconut cupcake which was my favorite. $5 is kind of high for 3 tiny cupcakes, but they are pretty good. The

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This is a cute new bakery with pretty good cupcakes. Parking is difficult, but if you do snag a spot, I recommend the toasted coconut cupcake which was my favorite. $5 is kind of high for 3 tiny cupcakes, but they are pretty good. The

Pros: good cupcakes, especially the toasted coconut

Cons: parking and high prices

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I recently visited Vanilla Bake Shop this week... Cute place! They have bite size cupcakes, that are 3 for $5 and well worth it! I got a dark chocolate, red velvet, and chocolate vanilla bean. SOO good! I definitely recommend visiting

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I recently visited Vanilla Bake Shop this week... Cute place! They have bite size cupcakes, that are 3 for $5 and well worth it! I got a dark chocolate, red velvet, and chocolate vanilla bean. SOO good! I definitely recommend visiting

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What a posh place! It kind of reminds me of Forever 21. Young and hip. Can't wait to try their cupcakes.

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What a posh place! It kind of reminds me of Forever 21. Young and hip. Can't wait to try their cupcakes.

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The store is pretty cute. Maybe my expectations were too high, though. I tried several of the flavors and all of the cupcakes seemed dry. A friend of mine said the same thing about the cupcakes she ate. I prefer my cupcakes a little

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The store is pretty cute. Maybe my expectations were too high, though. I tried several of the flavors and all of the cupcakes seemed dry. A friend of mine said the same thing about the cupcakes she ate. I prefer my cupcakes a little

Pros: Cupcakes look cute

Cons: Slightly overpriced, dry cupcakes

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Vanilla may be synonymous with bland, but at Vanilla Bake Shop, the tropical bean is an emblem of the bakery's commitment to premium quality ingredients. Cupcakes are Vanilla's primary focus, with a rotating menu of classic and creative…

 

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