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The 5 Best Cake Shops Near Berkeley

Updated: October 14, 2021

A party without cake is just a meeting so keep things festive with these great cake stores in Berkeley. We sourced the best slices Berkeley has to offer by analyzing millions of reviews from top review sites. Treat yourself to a coffee and a wedge of bundt cake and tea at one of these Berkeley shops.

Find the perfect Cakes spot

Crixa Cakes

Bakery, $$, BerkeleyBakery, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Lavender Bakery and Cafe

Desserts, $, BerkeleyDesserts, $Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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If you travel further

Vegan Donut Gelato

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Merritt
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • One Green Planet

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    One Green Planet
  • Eater

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Pepples Donut Farm

Desserts, $$, OaklandDesserts, $$Oakland, Golden Gate
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Find Me Gluten Free, 2020

    Gluten Free Breakfast Places in Berkeley

    Find Me Gluten Free, 2020

Colonial Donuts

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Trestle Glen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the best Cakes spots in Berkeley can take way too long. We analyzed 2955 lists and articles from top sources like Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and One Green Planet, 28999 Berkeley restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Breakfast Places in Berkeley, Eater - 20 Essential East Bay Vegan Restaurants and One Green Planet - 15 Must-Try Vegan Restaurants in the Bay Area to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Berkeley Cakes.

Drink pairing tips for Cakes

  • Riesling with your lemon cake

    A lemon cake can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Riesling. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its sweet.

  • The best drink pairing for fruit cake

    Knowing what to pair with fruit cake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some fortified wine, particularly a glass of sherry. This, sweet, fortified wine balances the rich fruit cake.

  • The ideal pairing for strawberry cupcake

    When having strawberry cupcake, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Factoids about Cakes

  • Ready for some jaffa cake?

    Stu Hayler set a new world record by eating the most jaffa cake at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 36 cakes.

  • Amazing Cakes in New Orleans

    The cake competition in Louisiana, The United States, is one of the key attractions of the King Cake Festival.

  • The first ever chiffon cake

    The chiffon cake was only thought up in 1927! We wonder what people ever did without some good chiffon cake in their lives...

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