Saturday, September 30, 2006
Crixa Cakes: Berkeley, CA
Looking for a cozy corner to indulge for an afternoon? Crixa Cakes in the East Bay is your spot. This bakery, run by Elizabeth Kloian, specializes in Russian and Hungarian pastries, as well as fruit pies and intricate cakes. Nothing is overly sweet, everything's made with real butter and sugar, and a lovely dollop of whipped cream comes with most treats.
The daily specials change (check the website for updates), but my favorite is almost always on the menu: a moist ginger cake strung with fresh, spicy ginger. With a cup of strong Crixa coffee, it brightens the grayest East Bay afternoon.
2748 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703