Palo Alto Baking Company

★★★★☆
  • 381 N California Ave

    Palo Alto, CA 94301

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  • 650-321-3234

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Overall, great price, fabulous taste, easy to work with owner. Leave some extra time if doing pick up yourself.

Our wedding cake:
Chiffon cake with strawberries and cream filling (very light, overwhelmingly tasty!)
Chocolate chiffon cake soaked with Grand Marnier liquor and filled with hazelnut butter cream filing

Chuck, the owner, worked with my fianc and I to find the best cake for our wedding. During the tasting, he suggested that we have each of the 2 tiers with a different flavor. We picked strawberry chiffon cake right away, but liked the crme for the second flavor from one cake, the filling form another, and the biscuit from a third cake. Chuck kindly offered to bake a cake that met all three requirements and add some Grand Marnier liquor into the biscuit for us to try. We ended up loving it and greatly appreciated the customization.

The owner is not pushy and will give his opinion on cake design in asked. He also does not act like a greedy business owner who tires to squeeze his clients for all they have got. His quote for our wedding cake was half of what other bakeries quoted us. Given the size of the cake and the delivery charge, Chuck suggested that we pick it up ourselves as it would be very easy to transport.

It was very easy to communicate with Chuck throughout the process.

On the day of the wedding, the cake was picked up by a friend and there were some surprises. Chuck assured us that all we would need is an empty trunk and a box would be provided. Turns out ?? not really. On the day of, a store member was outraged that a cake can be put into a trunk and that we did not have a box of our own. Everything was sorted out and worked out great, but it came as a surprise for the person doing the pick up since he faced a different story than we told him based on our conversations with the owner.

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★★★★★

Overall, great price, fabulous taste, easy to work with owner. Leave some extra time if doing pick up yourself.

Our wedding cake:
Chiffon cake with strawberries and cream filling (very light, overwhelmingly tasty!)
Chocolate chiffon cake soaked with Grand Marnier liquor and filled with hazelnut butter cream filing

Chuck, the owner, worked with my fianc and I to find the best cake for our wedding. During the tasting, he suggested that we have each of the 2 tiers with a different flavor. We picked strawberry chiffon cake right away, but liked the crme for the second flavor from one cake, the filling form another, and the biscuit from a third cake. Chuck kindly offered to bake a cake that met all three requirements and add some Grand Marnier liquor into the biscuit for us to try. We ended up loving it and greatly appreciated the customization.

The owner is not pushy and will give his opinion on cake design in asked. He also does not act like a greedy business owner who tires to squeeze his clients for all they have got. His quote for our wedding cake was half of what other bakeries quoted us. Given the size of the cake and the delivery charge, Chuck suggested that we pick it up ourselves as it would be very easy to transport.

It was very easy to communicate with Chuck throughout the process.

On the day of the wedding, the cake was picked up by a friend and there were some surprises. Chuck assured us that all we would need is an empty trunk and a box would be provided. Turns out ?? not really. On the day of, a store member was outraged that a cake can be put into a trunk and that we did not have a box of our own. Everything was sorted out and worked out great, but it came as a surprise for the person doing the pick up since he faced a different story than we told him based on our conversations with the owner.

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Our wedding cake:
Chiffon cake with strawberries and cream filling (very light, overwhelmingly tasty!)
Chocolate chiffon cake soaked with Grand Marnier liquor and filled with hazelnut butter cream filing

Chuck, the owner, worked with my

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★★★★★

Our wedding cake:
Chiffon cake with strawberries and cream filling (very light, overwhelmingly tasty!)
Chocolate chiffon cake soaked with Grand Marnier liquor and filled with hazelnut butter cream filing

Chuck, the owner, worked with my

Pros: Freat price, fabulous taste, easy to work with owner.

Cons: Leave some extra time if doing pick up yourself.

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the sandwiches were pretty plain. didn't try the pastries, so can't comment on that. they forgot my order and I had to walk up to the counter to ask them about it... no biggie though.

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★★☆☆☆

the sandwiches were pretty plain. didn't try the pastries, so can't comment on that. they forgot my order and I had to walk up to the counter to ask them about it... no biggie though.

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This is an excellent bakery that is in a very convenient location. Nothing like having a good lunch at the nearby restaurants of California Ave., and then stopping by for a snack. Or you can have one of their many excellent sandwiches.

I particularly recommend their Princess Cake and Cherry Bomb. They have very good brioches as well. I was very disappointed when they discontinued their petit fours. Those teeny tiny cakes were the right size for a diet concious person. If they continued to provide it, I will hike up their rating by a notch.

PROS: convenient location, excellent service, extremely delectable treats
CONS: selection is reducing to mundane: danish etc.

3
★★★☆☆

This is an excellent bakery that is in a very convenient location. Nothing like having a good lunch at the nearby restaurants of California Ave., and then stopping by for a snack. Or you can have one of their many excellent sandwiches.

I particularly recommend their Princess Cake and Cherry Bomb. They have very good brioches as well. I was very disappointed when they discontinued their petit fours. Those teeny tiny cakes were the right size for a diet concious person. If they continued to provide it, I will hike up their rating by a notch.

PROS: convenient location, excellent service, extremely delectable treats
CONS: selection is reducing to mundane: danish etc.

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Authentic pastry shop with well crafted baked goods that are not too sweet and full of flavor. Need to head out early on the weekend if you do not want to be disappointed because they sell out of many favorite items.

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★★★★☆

Authentic pastry shop with well crafted baked goods that are not too sweet and full of flavor. Need to head out early on the weekend if you do not want to be disappointed because they sell out of many favorite items.

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This bakery offers traditional French pastries, cakes, breads, etc. in a quaint, local setting. One can eat breakfast or lunch there, as well as order cakes for events. The baked goods are to die for!

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★★★★★

This bakery offers traditional French pastries, cakes, breads, etc. in a quaint, local setting. One can eat breakfast or lunch there, as well as order cakes for events. The baked goods are to die for!

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the cakes, pies and cookies are good enough, nothing remarkable. Quiet place to meet for a cup of coffee or soup, which tends to be quite good. Don't be in a hurry though, cuz service is ssssslow.....

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★★★☆☆

the cakes, pies and cookies are good enough, nothing remarkable. Quiet place to meet for a cup of coffee or soup, which tends to be quite good. Don't be in a hurry though, cuz service is ssssslow.....

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