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Where can I get really good COFFEE CAKE?

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I just had a terrible version at Marstons in Pasadena, dry, crumbly and with a strong aftertaste of never-cleaned ashtray.

So, now my tastebuds have been piqued and I need a good (or at least a better) version of Coffee Cake.

Recs?

Thanks much.

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  1. I had an excellent piece of coffee cake at Europane a while back. I don't know if it's in their regulation rotation, but if you come across it, definitely get it.

    1. Not sure what you prefer, style wise, but I find the Corner Bakery's version compelling. If you are getting it by the slice, be sure they cut a fresh one for you. It's on Lake, by Macy's.

      1. They have a great coffeecake at Square One Dining.

        1. I agree with Corner Bakery.They have excellent coffee cake and it's fresh .I wouldn't go to Marston's for ANYTHUNG!

          1. Sorry, what do you mean by coffee cake? Crumb cake? Danish? Please 'splain.

            1. "Coffee cake" covers a broad spectrum. I'm a big fan of sour cream coffee cake. Of all places, House of Pies, Vermont and Franklin, makes a good one.

              1. Actually Whole Foods' bakery makes a decent coffee cake.