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The 9 Best Cupcake Shops Near Berkeley

Updated: November 12, 2021

These Berkeley bakeries know that life is better with sprinkles and cream cheese frosted cupcakes! We assessed both diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites to determine the best cupcake spots in Berkeley. So go ahead and enjoy the best vegan cupcakes and ganache glazed sponges on offer from the venues below!

Find the perfect Cupcakes spot

Cakes Made By M.E.

Desserts, $$, BerkeleyDesserts, $$Berkeley
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for custom cakes in Berkeley

    Hoodline, 2020

Love At First Bite

Desserts, $$, BerkeleyDesserts, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for custom cakes in Berkeley

    Hoodline, 2020

If you travel further

Angel Cakes Cupcakes

Bakery, $$, OaklandBakery, $$Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Gregory's Gourmet Desserts

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Waverly
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    15 Excellent Pies in San Francisco and the East Bay


Sugarsweet Cookie + Cake Studio

Desserts, OaklandDessertsOakland, Frick
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

James and The Giant Cupcake

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Lakewide
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sweet Bar Bakery

Bakery, $$, OaklandBakery, $$Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Republic of Cake

Desserts, $, OrindaDesserts, $Orinda
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Mochill - Oakland

Desserts, $, OaklandDesserts, $Oakland, Hawthorne
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best Cupcakes in Berkeley. We analyzed 28999 Berkeley restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Berkeley restaurant reviews, and 2955 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline and Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - 4 top spots for custom cakes in Berkeley and Eater - 15 Excellent Pies in San Francisco and the East Bay. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten restaurants offer the best Cupcakes in Berkeley.

Drink pairing tips for Cupcakes

  • The perfect match for your lemon cake

    When having lemon cake, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.

  • The best drink pairing for cupcake

    Knowing what to pair with cupcake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some coffee, particularly a glass of cappucino. This, milky, coffee balances the sweet cupcake.

  • sherry and fruit cake

    That rich fruit cakeyou’re thinking about would be beautifully complemented by a sweet fortified wine, like sherry!

Fun facts about Cupcakes

  • The origin of cupcake

    Amelia Simmons is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous cupcake.

  • Amazing Cupcakes in New Orleans

    Calling all the Cupcakes lovers! Did you know that there is an annual festival for Cupcakes in The United States? We are already planning our next trip.

  • For the love of chocolate cake

    Love chocolate cake? So do people in The United States. The country celebrates National Chocolate Cake Day every year on January 27.

Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Cupcakes spot.

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