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Eldo Cake House

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36 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111-2013
617-350-7977
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6:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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Love their fruit topped birthday cakes and desserts. Prices are reasonable compared to an American style bakery. Their fresh baked breads are always very good. Nice place to go if you can make a decision...so many choices!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
Lillian M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Love their fruit topped birthday cakes and desserts. Prices are reasonable compared to an American style bakery. Their fresh baked breads are always very good. Nice place to go if you can make a decision...so many choices!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Ordered a mixed fruit 10 inch cake - it was fresh& beautifully decorated. I did call my order in they reserve it by your phone number I had no issues. It was ready for mw to pick up. I also got a box of 8 pastries - custard/egg tarts, pineapple rolls, and some chocolate cake. All were excellent. The cake... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I will never purchase anything from this barkery. The cashier gave me a terrible treatment. The cashier won't let me pre-order my birthday cake the night before because I look like a child. I am 20 years old. I always ordered my birthday cake from this barkery every year.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I grew up with Eldo and still go back 30 years later! Like other reviewers said, the cake is light and not too sugary, but definitely delicious. I give is 4 bubbles, because I have had better in Chinese meccas like Vancouver B.C. and Hong Kong. Definitely, the best in the Boston area though!

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I stopped by here to get one of their traditional Chinese cakes, which I was first introduced to while on a trip in China. Glad I came here! Their cakes are very light with an understated sweetness and just the right amount of strawberry inside and on top. If you find typical cakes from the grocery store to be way... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Love their pasteries. I always stop by early because they are fresh out of the oven. Have to watch out for the elderly little asian ladies, they like to cut in line. The food is fantastic, my favorite is the coconut buns and the pork buns. Go try it, it is different and delicious. Baked goods are not as sweet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

The best bakery in Chinatown. I get my birthday cakes there. Strawberries run through the whole cake and it is very light.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

bao bao is much better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2008

Very light and mildly sweet cakes that are authentically Cantonese!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

This Chinese bakery has some decent cakes, but I prefer some of the other bakeries in Chinatown more.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111-2013
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-350-7977
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm

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