where it all started. our original store location opened in 1980 and up until recently served as both a retail location and our baking facility for our other stores. today, it stands as a bakery and coffeehouse that also serves sandwiches, salads and soups for lunch. although it has been renovated over the years, we have strived to keep the essence of what we call home in downtown Palo Alto. as the years go by, we are humbled by seeing familiar faces here but also thrilled to see new ones, whether they be from new businesses opening down and off University Ave., or new students from Stanford University; we welcome you. here, you’ll find small tables that are perfect for studying or reading the Sunday paper, as well as a couple large round tables for groups.
stop by for a morning pastry made from scratch and a coffee in the morning, a sandwich or salad for lunch, some dessert after dinner. we are known for our cakes, which have used the same recipes for over 30 years. cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or for no reason at all - we bake them all.