I am a regular customer at Dianda's but I frequent their San Mateo location more often since it is closer to my place. Both facilities are great, but parking is much better in San Mateo (where you can also sit inside) because it is located in a small shopping center with free parking.
If you are driving to the Mission location in the city, finding parking can be challenging depending on when you go and you have to carry coins to feed the meter. This branch does not have a sit down area so it is strictly a bakery/pastry shop.
Dianda's offers cookies in addition to cakes and pastries. You can also find pannetonne, St. Honore and almond torte. They have some of the most luscious and delectable desserts in the Bay area.
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