Starbread Bakery (Vallejo, CA)

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Wow, Wow, Wow! This discovery was a pleasant surprise! 

Thanks to my friend, Danny N, I was able to experience amazing Senorita bread! 

If you’re in this area and love soft, buttery, slightly sweet bread–RUN to this place and get a ton! Haha!
Idk if I am glad or sad that this bakery is not by my house, haha! Glad because then there’s no temptation for me to hoard and become a fatty from eating all the wonderful bread; sad because it’s not by me for me to hoard and turn into a fatty… HAHA!!

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Phoenix Bakery (Chinatown Los Angeles, CA)

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Too cute not to take a pic 😉

  
I wasn’t aware of this place till recently when i volunteered to pick up a Strawberry Shortcake for a friend’s b-day–she LOVES their shortcake. Drove from the San Fernando Valley just for this cake… My first thought, “this cake better be/must be awesome,” haha! I wouldn’t have made the drive but when it’s for a good friend’s b-day… 🙂

   

I’m more of a dense/rich cake kind of gal; so, I had an idea already that it wasn’t going to be all that great for me (and it wasn’t for me, so…). I did get a couple of their pastries–that’s more up my alley. Got a Coconut Butterly and a roll that has cheese and pineapple (or guava) inside (reminded me of Porto’s). Pastries were tasty! 

   
    
 
Well, it comes as no surprise, I didn’t care for the cake–too dry and plain to me, nothing special to it, tastes like most other Strawberry Shortcakes I’ve had. 
Their service was friendly and nice… That’s ALWAYS a plus 😀

  

Overall, I wouldn’t come back here unless somebody had a special request. Though I may not care for it, it seems to be a go-to/staple in many people’s lives–especially considering that it’s been open since the early 1900s (if I’m not mistaken). Go just to say you’ve tried it–that’s all it was for me… Well, unless you LOVE yourself some Shortcake 😀