No more Red Velvet Cake for San Leandro


I am sad to inform that Marita’s Sweet Potato Pie Co. has closed its San Leandro location @ Bancroft and Dutton. According to their website, they still have a location in Richmond’s Hilltop Mall. This happened just months after they expanded into the old Cornerstone Cafe location in the corner. While I wasn’t a regular customer @ Marita’s, I really did enjoy their cakes and I had the red velvet cake for my birthday often. I hope The Golden Tea Garden in Hayward will still serve their red velvet cake, I’ll report next time I visit.
A new bakery, Angelina’s Pastries will be opening in the original Marita’s space on Bancroft. I’m told that it’s a venture by the people who own the building, but I know nothing else about it. Stay tuned.
I am also told that Mae’s Southern Comfort will move from its Victoria circle location to the Cornerstone location in the corner. I haven’t seen anything to indicate that, and I have my doubts as to whether Mae’s is actually a functioning restaurant as it never seems to be open (I think they open at 1 PM and close at 7 PM, I guess they cater to afternoon eaters exclusively), but they have a bunch of reviews in Yelp, so apparently some people do manage to get food here. If they do open, I will give them a try.


2 Comments on “No more Red Velvet Cake for San Leandro”

  1. Doug says:

    Angelina’s is open now. I didn’t have a chance to go in, but they were giving out samples to passers by. Looks like it’s mostly/all Mexican pastries. The sample was good – I’ll have to pop in sometime soon.

  2. Susana says:

    Hi there to all! I would like to say first and foremost that I work for Angelina’s (feel free to say hello when you see me at work). I would also like to clarify some things: 1. We are a NEW bakery in the established neighborhood, so the business is still trying to get off the ground 2. WE DO STILL CARRY MARITA’S RED VELVET AND OTHER BAKED GOODS 3. Though we carry a variety of hispanic sweet breads, we also carry Italian pastries and hope to add some French pastries as well when business gets a little better… If there are any questions, please feel free to call us at the bakery at (510)636-9470. Thank you 🙂

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