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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
great cakes

great sponge cakes with fruit. wife's favorite place for cakes in boston, a must get when we are in boston. the ones with strawberries. other Chinese pastries are great also. the cakes are so good my son and daughter had their wedding cake from them. both their spouse who are non Asian and their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful mango-covered birthday cake. Pleased my Chinese friends!! Longevity steamed buns also simply beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

great sponge cakes with fruit. wife's favorite place for cakes in boston, a must get when we are in boston. the ones with strawberries. other Chinese pastries are great also. the cakes are so good my son and daughter had their wedding cake from them. both their spouse who are non Asian and their friends(non Asians) love the cakes too.

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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 24, 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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Thank derek c
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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Thank Porkachop
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111-2013
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 617-350-7977

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences, visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler, and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide range of Asian food available, within easy access of South Station. At night, Chinatown becomes a late night food destination after the bars close.