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The 5 Best Cake Shops Near Oakland

Updated: October 14, 2021

These Oakland bakeries take the cake with their delectable chiffon cake and Boston cream pies. After analyzing top review sites, food blogs and expert opinions we know these are the best slices in Oakland! With everything from carrot cakes to gluten-free flourless cakes, there is something at these stores for everyone.

Find the perfect Cakes spot

Vegan Donut Gelato

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

    15 Must-Try Vegan Restaurants in the Bay Area

    One Green Planet
  • Eater

    20 Essential East Bay Vegan Restaurants


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

If you travel further

Crixa Cakes

Bakery, $$, BerkeleyBakery, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Where to Find the Best Cakes & Pastries in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Eater

    15 Excellent Pies in San Francisco and the East Bay


Lavender Bakery and Cafe

Desserts, $, BerkeleyDesserts, $Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for custom cakes in Berkeley

    Hoodline, 2020

How does it work?

Finding the best Cakes spots in Oakland can take way too long. We analyzed 28999 Oakland restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Oakland restaurant reviews, and 2955 lists and articles – looking closely at what Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and One Green Planet had to say – and applied our boam magic. 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 no matter what. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. If your next meal is in any of these ten restaurants, the Cakes aficionado in you will rejoice.

Drink pairing tips for Cakes

  • Riesling and lemon cake

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  • The perfect complement to cupcake

    When having cupcake, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of cappucino, a popular coffee.

  • The best drink pairing for chocolate cake

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

Factoids about Cakes

  • The record holder

    On November 2, 2011, The United States’s Cakes fans celebrated a new world record by the cupcake, weighing 2,594 pounds.

  • Amazing Cakes in New Orleans

    Did you know that in The United Statesthey hold a cake competition at the King Cake Festival which takes place in Louisiana?

  • The best day for chocolate cake

    Have you ever really wanted to celebrate chocolate cake? People in The United Statesdo, every January 27, and they call it National Chocolate Cake Day.

Parking in the area

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