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This is our uncontested go-to bakery for special occasions like birthdays! Or just a bad day when I need to go and pick up a few slices of various delicious things to soothe a grumpy friend or two. And really, they have an enormous variety from chocolate to fruit tarts and everything in between. Plus there's always the option to order a custom cake which they make very easy through their website. On top of that, their cookies are totally dangerous to have around the house. Even if someone says they aren't in the mood, watch the box long enough and you'll see them sneak one on their way past.
Hands down, BEST tea house I've ever been to. The teas are custom blended, easily arranged, labeled, and accessible to smell before deciding. The food is all fresh, the house salad dressing is AMAZING, and all the baked goods are made by hand. They're incredibly warm and welcoming, and you never, ever feel pressured to "hurry up" or anything like that. I could stay there for hours just relaxing and drinking tea. Although the temptation of the Madeleines and scones would wind up being my terrible, delicious downfall. :D
Vote: Tea House
My roommates adore getting crepes and Belly Good has the best ones out of the different places we've tried. They have a crazy-extensive menu or you can order a custom mix from what they have, sweet or savory. The crepes are properly thin and well cooked. And it might not effect the flavor, but the owner "sculpts" your ice cream crepes into little animal faces. That always cracks us up. :)
Rachel D. has not cast any votes in the 2017 Bay Area A-List.