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“Can't Miss this Bakery”
Review of Some Crust Bakery

Some Crust Bakery
Ranked #1 of 2 Quick Bites in Claremont
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$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 3 September 2018

Every time I am in town I am at Some Crust. Everything here is incredible. The croissants are huge and absolutely delicious. Cookies are divine and so are the pastries. Coffee is delicious. Do not miss this place absolutely worth your time and calorie splurge.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Bear claws, cookies, desserts, coffee, tea, breads, and all sorts of goodies are easily found here. Pop in during happy hour. Sit outside on a Sunday morning, coffee in one hand, pastry in the other. If you're ever in Claremont you've got to stop by some crust.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Some Crust has been my favorite bakery since I moved to and lived in Claremont in 2009. The high quality and consistency of their baked goods and coffee are the reasons why I come back for more. Customer service is excellent and outdoor seating makes me feel at home.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious bakery and friendly workers. Their hot breads are yummy too. Make sure to call in advance for cake.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If you have a weakness for pastries, avoid the best in SoCal. These are the freshest, tastiest pastries I have ever had. I have an affinity for the cheese danish but everything is excellent.

Date of visit: July 2018
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