Takeout Desserts at 8 PM (East Bay)
Good topic. There are various frozen dessert places, but I'm guessing you're looking more for baked goods.
If you're willing to fork over $8-$10 for dessert, lots of mid-range restaurants allow take-out. Call ahead to speed things up. Other than that, until Borgo Italia's pastry chef returns, there's slim pickins after 10pm, even past 8pm. Here are some ideas:
= Berkeley =
Fat Apple's , pie until 9pm
Turkish Kitchen until 10pm, 11 on Fri/Sat
= Oakland =
Oasis Food Market until 9:30
= Worth going to fill a late-night urge, but maybe not during the day =
Merritt Restaurant & Bakery until 10pm (Oakland)
Andy's Donut Stop open 24/7 (Richmond) My hit rate here is about 50%, but on a good day they can be superb.