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birdiecruz 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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    kermit Jun 11, 2009 12:08 AM

    Have you tried Prolific Oven in downtown Palo Alto?

    1. Melanie Wong Jun 9, 2009 12:32 AM

      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.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        birdiecruz Jun 9, 2009 11:21 AM

        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
          anyhow Jun 9, 2009 11:28 AM

          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
            fourstar Jun 10, 2009 09:56 AM

            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
          peppatty Jun 9, 2009 05:55 PM

          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
            anyhow Jun 9, 2009 06:55 PM

            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
              Claudette Jun 10, 2009 09:29 AM

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

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