Before heading to the airport I wanted to stop by Teacake since my sister said they have some of the better cupcakes around. I’m not familiar with the area, but Teacake is located in a big outdoor mall with many of the chain restaurants and stores you can find in a million other cities. So, it was a pleasant surprise to see a locally owned shop thriving among the corporate giants.

In the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday the line of customers was out the door. It didn’t take long for it to advance and based on the displays scattered around the store we didn’t hesitate ordering.

Our order:
– pumpkin cupcake: excellent, rich, soft, moist, perfect amount of pumpkin flavor
– apple crumble: another excellent cupcake with pieces of apple in the cake
– vanilla: good but nothing special
– choc. chip cookie: soft, warm, and moist, but too sugary and not enough chocolate chunks

So, the final tally is this… 2 cupcakes that I would love to eat again and 2 other items that I would not recommend. If I’m in the area again I’d gladly hit this place up again.

4 Stars

5615 Bay St
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 655-0865