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The 9 Best Cake Shops Near Palo Alto

Updated: October 14, 2021

It doesn’t need to be your birthday to enjoy the great red velvet and chocolate cakes at these Palo Alto spots. We sourced the best slices Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto shops.

Find the perfect Cakes spot

Douce France Cafe

Bakery, $$, Palo AltoBakery, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

La Baguette

Bakery, $$, Palo AltoBakery, $$Palo Alto
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

Sprinkles Palo Alto

Desserts, $$, Palo AltoDesserts, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Sweet Diplomacy

Desserts, Los AltosDessertsLos Altos
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Maison Alyzee

Bakery, $$$, Mountain ViewBakery, $$$Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Alexander's Patisserie

Bakery, $$$, Mountain ViewBakery, $$$Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mademoiselle Colette

Bakery, $$, Redwood CityBakery, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Cocola Bakery

Bakery, $$, Redwood CityBakery, $$Redwood City, Ampex
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe La Tartine

Tea & Coffee, $$, Redwood CityTea & Coffee, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Cakes spots in Palo Alto can take way too long. We pored over ratings for 28999 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Palo Alto and 2955 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Yes, we even looked at 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 ten options above are the best of Palo Alto Cakes.

Drink pairing tips for Cakes

  • The perfect match for lemon cake

    Experts suggest pairing a lemon cake with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.


  • The ideal 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.

  • cappucino with your cupcake

    cappucino goes great with the sweet flavors of cupcake because the pairing_drink_ingredients in the cappucino make it milky.

Factoids about Cakes

  • The first ever

    Harry Baker is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous chiffon cake.

  • Celebrating Cakes

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

  • Hungry for jaffa cake?

    Stu Hayler broke the world record by eating the most jaffa cake in one sitting. The new record - that has not been beaten since - is 36 cakes.

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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 Cakes spot.

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