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Jun 9, 2009 12:29 AM


I am looking for good bakeries in the Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mt. View, etc. area. I love pastry----both Danish and French, but I haven't been able to find a really good bakery in these areas. I go the P. Alto often, but don't live there. Any suggestions??

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  1. Have you checked out the new Mayfield cafe and bakery in PA's Town & Country? I did a quick scan of the morning pastry counter and stuff looked good.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Thank you Melanie----I'm heading to PA today, and I'll try Mayfield tomorrow morn. Seems with all the well-off foodies in that area, there would be more good bakeries. I live in Santa Cruz, and we have at least 3 excellent bakeries!

      I'm willing to drive just about anywhere on the Peninsula to get my pastry fix!

      1. re: birdiecruz

        You will drive past Fleur de Cocoa in Los Gatos. Please stop and sample the pastries. I think it is the best fine bakery in the Peninsula / South Bay area.

        You might also enjoy their café lunches.

        Fleur De Cocoa
        39 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

        1. re: anyhow

          I had a very soggy, i.e. microwaved quiche there and was very disappointed. The sandwiches looked like a better option. And there are only four or so tables so lunch is crowded.

          But the chocolates are very tasty.

      2. re: Melanie Wong

        What about Douce France in the T&C. It's hidden in the back, but they looked like they had some nice pastries. I always end up spending my calories on Kara's cupcakes so I haven't tried them yet.

        1. re: peppatty

          You are RIGHT. While I think Fleur de Cocoa is on a higher level, we are lucky to have Douce France and Palo Alto Baking in Palo Alto and Martha's Pastries in Menlo Park.

          Palo Alto Baking Company
          381 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA

          Douce France
          855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

          Martha's Pastries
          325 Sharon Park Dr # 12, Menlo Park, CA

          1. re: peppatty

            Douce France makes an unnamed chocolate-covered lemon curd cookie that is divine!

        2. Have you tried Prolific Oven in downtown Palo Alto?