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Some Crust Bakery

119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4723
+1 909-621-9772
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cupcakes” (13 reviews)
“sliders” (22 reviews)
“croissants” (18 reviews)
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119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4723
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here a couple of years ago & made a stop today. Got the lemon cookies, which I was told was good. "Good" isn't the word I'd use- delicious or even scrumptious comes to mind. Also these cookies are not little cookies, they're a...More

Thank pixiedreamer
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Even though I live in Michigan now, I dream about the wonderful cookies at Some Crust. Last time I was in Claremont, I stopped in on a Thursday because I knew it was Pecan Shortbread Cookie day (they have some cookies available on certain days)....More

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A neighborhood institution. I can't think of anyone who doesn't love this bakery. The Mocha cookies are my wife's favorite. I like the Danish and bread. Sit outside and enjoy some people watching. This place is popular with young and old alike. Come on by,...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have stopped here on an occasional whim. Having recently returned from Monterey, CA, I was in the mood for some croissants. Our memory of the croissants we purchased at The Paris bakery in Monterey, I was excited about stopping at Some Crust to get...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Some Crust is my go-to bakery for everyyhing from a Sunday morning breakfast pastry to a custom-made cake. Delicious, beautiful products and a professional, friendly staff. Love them!

1  Thank Marleybean
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Still beating the competition- with a delicious array of pastries. Always easy to hang out outside or buy stuff to take home. Decent coffee having to compete with Starbucks less than a block away. Very good

1  Thank imanofmystery
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great bakery offering delicious buttery danishes.... great coffee... cookies... cakes and scones and bread will gladly add pounds to the hips!!!! Breakfast sliders are really good but not a fast order... takes about 15 mins... but worth the wait!

Thank RobinALiseD
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We my fam and I eat the sliders two Sunday's a month, always done the time they say alway what we ordered. Perfectly cooked. And now they have the soon world famous Monkey an sons coffee exceptional coffee. I've tasted plenty in my daz this...More

1  Thank William R
Reviewed 2 September 2016

If I only knew how spoiled I was to enjoy Some Crust all the years I worked for the Claremont Colleges (1989-1997) and the years I made trips from West L.A. to Claremont just for their cookies (1997-2005)! I've lived in Portland, OR for 11...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

First of all, there is the café side, which gives Starbucks a run for their flavour, for less bucks-bucks; rich-tasting fair trade coffee from Monkey & Son, in all sorts of permutations. There are only a few tables, but it makes for an intimate feel...More

1  Thank Paragstagram
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4723
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +1 909-621-9772
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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!

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