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“Novelty bakery can get away with hideous service”
Review of Some Crust Bakery

Some Crust Bakery
Ranked #1 of 12 Dessert in Claremont
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: There are very few bakeries that you could call an institution in the towns in which they are located. Some Crust Bakery is just such an institution in the community of Claremont. Some Crust Bakery is located in the college town of Claremont, California, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the base of Mt. Baldy and the San Gabriel Mountains. The Bakery is located in the Claremont Village, an intact downtown area adjacent to the renowned Claremont Colleges. Claremont was originally a major citrus production area and shipping hub, but, over the course of the past 40 years or so, has transitioned into a suburban community on the border of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Some Crust Bakery is housed in a historical building built in 1888. After a stint as a dry goods store, 119 Yale Ave. became a bakery beginning in 1916. 119 Yale Ave. has been in continuous use as a bakery since that time, owned by five different owners, notably including the Hodges and Jensen families. In 1981, Fred and Dorothy Demke purchased Jensen’s Danish Bakery, and re-named it Some Crust Bakery. Dorothy changed the focus of the bakery to a more artisan style, emphasizing quality ingredients and innovative recipes. In 1992, Some Crust expanded to include the property adjacent immediately south on Yale Ave., the former home of Dave’s Shoe Repair. Originally, this was the Some Crust Tea Room, but was later converted into the more full service Some Crust Café. In 1997, Some Crust Bakery was bought by Larry and Sandie Feemster, and the Feemster family proudly still own and operate the Bakery to the present day. Since the Feemster family took over ownership of Some Crust, the amount of baked goods and products the Bakery offers has expanded greatly. As well as offering Some Crust’s world renowned cookies and danish, the Bakery also features a full menu of sandwiches and egg sliders, (all custom made to order on Some Crust’s freshly baked bread), cupcakes, birthday and special occasion cakes, fine desserts such as cream puffs, éclairs, fresh fruit tarts and chocolate tortes. Many of our European and Southeast Asian customers have commented that our croissants are some of the finest they have ever tried. The Bakery also features fine coffee and tea from Monkey and Son and Two Leaves and a Bud, respectively. Some Crust bakes fresh bread Tuesday through Saturday, and makes some of the best pies and quiches you are ever likely to taste. Over the course of the last few years, Some Crust has also greatly expanded our wedding cake business. We now offer a private office across the street at 143 Harvard Ave., dedicated to consultations with couples tying the knot, or anyone planning a big celebration with a Some Crust cake! We at Some Crust consider it an honor and a privilege to have served as Claremont’s Bakery for over 100 years. We hope to see more of our friends and neighbors in the future, and hope to make loyal Crustomers out of those we haven’t met yet! © 2017 Copyright © Some Crust Bakery
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Some Crust is a Claremont favorite. Their egg sliders are famous and their baked goods are outrageous. Good coffee too. Unfortunately, the employees are consistently rude and pretentious. If you're not a stickler for service you'll love sitting in the sidewalk with your breakfast on a Sunday morning but don't expect much from the cashier.

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Thank SaraB522
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I go here very often and it is the best bakery around. It is always busy so go early in the morning. The Yule logs during the holidays are the best ever.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stopped by a couple of weeks in a row to handle some business in the Village. Their coffee is excellent; but the items in the case were not much to brag about. Perhpas, my expectations were set too high. A friend told me that I should try the croissants, which I did. I spent considerable time in France and know good croissants. This is something that they do know how to make well. In summary, the cookies get an "Okay"; the muffins are a little above average; but the croissants are what ought to being anyone in here. I have not had coffee this good since I was in Boston last a couple of years ago.

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Thank MonaOrangeCountyCA
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This place did a great job with a weird request on a birthday cake, and it was short notice so I was impressed with their timing and ability. Just another great place to take advantage of if near Claremont Village.

Thank NateLeben
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

For years I've taken SC cookies on trips to northern California to my daughter's family. A favorite is the molasses. Always friendly service.

Thank Daffythepug
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