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Some Crust Bakery

The Fun Foodie has a bit of a culinary crush on Porto’s Bakery in Glendale (read my cyber alter-ego reviews here and here).  Good thing Porto’s is 40+ miles away or we’d have some trouble making the mortgage payment.  Some Crust Bakery in Claremont’s “Village” is much closer so we decided we’d take a chance on developing a very destructive addiction.

We stopped in just a few minutes before closing on a weeknight and they looked to be pretty wiped out.  What they did have looked exquisite.  We got the last of their chocolate drop cookies and also a couple raspberry and apricot (pictured above).  These had a very pleasing texture that was dense, moist and chewy, but fell short in the flavor department.  They use very good quality chocolate, but it wasn’t quite enough to make up for the bland-ish cookie dough.  We found this to be a problem all across the board.  The chocolate chip/walnut cookies were the same way.  Very nice, classic crackly top and chewy interior, but lacking any depth of flavor.  I’m guessing they skimp on the butter and use more shortening.

The cupcakes looked awesome and they had quite a variety of flavors.  Pictured above (starting at the top left and moving clockwise) is a chocolate on chocolate, lime crumble, “Mostess”, and Boston Cream.  A feast for the eyes, but not so much for the mouth.  They were all pretty crumbly, and the frosting was — you guessed it — a bit bland.  All-in-all, the whole experience was pretty … meh.

Porto’s, you’re still #1.

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  1. Jessica
    January 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    From one who used to work there – love the article

  2. Jay
    January 17, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Thanks for stopping in, Jessica! Some Crust is so well reviewed that it seems I should give it another try. Maybe Porto’s has set the bar way too high for me.

  3. Faries
    March 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    As someone who just moved from Glendale to Claremont this is sad news. I was told Some Crust was this area’s Porto’s but from your review maybe I should just pass it by. Although I was told to order their “melt” sandwich not any of the sweets so maybe I’ll just stop in for a meal and not dessert.

  4. kw
    February 23, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I have been going to Some Crust for over 20 years. It is a wonderful, outstanding bakery. I have NEVER had anything disappointing or blah. Please don’t be too full of yourself to pass it by. You will be the one who misses out on something special. We in the area are so fortunate to have such a charming, lovely, village
    chic treat of a bakery to call “home”. From their Mary Englebreit-ish labels to the wooden screen door and smiling customers sitting out front enjoying their treats Some Crust always reminds me that “life is good”. Please see for yourself. I know you will be glad you did.

    • Jay
      February 23, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Yikes, “full of myself”?? I’m sorry if I came across arrogant in the review. I read and re-read to try and guess at what may have sounded like I’m full of myself. Anyways, I have been back a couple times and some of their pastries are pretty good. They’re certainly the best bakery in the area, but that’s not really saying much. For cupcakes, Vanilla Sunshine just around the corner is MUCH better.

      Thanks for stopping in.

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