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Some Crust Bakery

119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4723
+1 909-621-9772
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sliders” (23 reviews)
“cupcakes” (13 reviews)
“pastries” (29 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
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119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4723
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31 - 40 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 25 July 2016

Always fresh bakery goods each morning, buttery, soft, melt-in-your-mouth frosting and oven warm. Best part is the great size of each piece!!

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 24 July 2016

They have a lot of treats for sale, but I'm not particularly fond of most of them. The cakes are slightly dry. I prefer mine to be moist and chewy. I like their French macarons though. Very decadent.

Thank pomeranianlovah
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I am there at least once or twice a week, with or without the grandkids, for a quick breakfast and meet-n-greet with friends.

1  Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Fresh, good food and great value. Been going here for years. Love the baked goods and fresh bread. Open early for us early risers.

1  Thank Ellen A
Reviewed 20 June 2016

As long-time residents of Claremont we have enjoyed bakery products from Some Crust for decades! Its Danish pastries, especially the ones with cheese filling, just melt in ones mouth; its croissants are flaky and buttery, and we thought much better than ones than we tasted...More

Thank Ruby B
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Just mention the words "Some Crust" in conversation if you want to get people's mouths watering. This bakery has long held the reputation for being the best in the area, and for good reason..... delicious cakes, cupcakes, cookies and specialties, customized egg sliders, awesome coffee...More

2  Thank cheryllynneera
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Some Crust is a cozy bakery in the village area of Claremont. Seating is available inside in two different areas, as well as outside sidewalk patio seating. This early morning breakfast spot has a wide menu of pastry treats (mmmm soon good) and hot selections...More

2  Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Sadly I didn't discover this place until late in my college career, but it is easily the best breakfast spot in Claremont. Highly recommend the egg sliders with either pesto or garlic aioli. It can get busy on the weekends and take 10+ minutes to...More

2  Thank mjwashdc
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The best chocolate chip cookies. Friendly staff. Laid back environment. Plan to sit at an outside table and people watch for a while!

2  Thank ewtquilts
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I have been buying birthday cakes, pastries and bread from Some Crust for decades. The quality and freshness of their products is unsurpassed. Wonderful jalapeno bread. All breakfast pastries are great. The bear claw is quite popular. While the chocolate croissants sometimes require negotiation so...More

2  Thank NewportNative
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 18:00
Thursday
06:30 - 18:00
Friday
06:30 - 19:00
Saturday
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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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!

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