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The 9 Best Pastry Shops In Oakland

Updated: May 2, 2022

These Oakland bakeries serve the best eclairs and vegan pastry options in town! We surveyed the top review sites and analyzed millions of reviews for the best pastries in Oakland. With tarts, cheesecakes and cinnamon rolls you will be spoiled for choice at these local favorites!

Find the perfect Croissant and pastries spot

donut savant

Desserts, $, AllendaleDesserts, $Oakland, Allendale
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Glazed and approved: meet Oakland's 6 favorite doughnut shops

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Infatuation, 2021

    The East Bay Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Oakland, Berkeley, & Beyond

    Infatuation, 2021

Arizmendi Bakery

Bakery, $, LakeshoreBakery, $Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Bakeries in Oakland

    Three Best Rated

Petit Cafe

Tea & Coffee, Pill HillTea & CoffeeOakland, Pill Hill
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Highwire Coffee Roasters

Coffee Roastery, Montclair BusinessCoffee RoasteryOakland, Montclair Business
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

La Farine Bakery

Bakery, $$, DimondBakery, $$Oakland, Dimond
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

L'acajou Bakery & Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, Piedmont PinesTea & Coffee, $Oakland, Piedmont Pines
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Hip & Trendy Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Timeless Coffee

Coffee Roastery, $$, Piedmont AvenueCoffee Roastery, $$Oakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    Every Coffee Shop In The East Bay We'll Be Drinking At This Summer

    Thrillist
  • Mcquire.com

    The 13 Best Local Coffee Shops In Oakland

    Mcquire.com

Colonial Donuts

Desserts, $, Trestle GlenDesserts, $Oakland, Trestle Glen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Glazed and approved: meet Oakland's 6 favorite doughnut shops

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Do The Bay

    The Best Donuts In The Bay

    Do The Bay

Tierra Mia Coffee

Coffee Roastery, $, DowntownCoffee Roastery, $Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Croissant and pastries craving shouldn't be so tough. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 26488 Oakland restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 2325 top lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Infatuation and Do The Bay. For example, we considered Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Hip & Trendy Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area, Infatuation - The East Bay Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Oakland, Berkeley, & Beyond and Do The Bay - The Best Donuts In The Bay as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips for Croissant and pastries

  • Riesling and 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 ideal pairing for coconut cake

    When ordering coconut cake, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

  • The ultimate 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.

Fun facts about Croissant and pastries

  • The biggest wedding cake ever

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest wedding cake. Weighing in at 15,032 pounds there was more than enough wedding cakes to go around!

  • 36 cakes of jaffa cake, please!

    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.

  • Celebrating a love for chocolate cake

    You better be ready to enjoy National Chocolate Cake Day come January 27 in The United States.

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