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Some Crust Bakery

119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4723
+1 909-621-9772
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (23 reviews)
“cupcakes” (12 reviews)
“cookies” (37 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4723
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going here since the nineties. Primarily a bakery, the pastries / cookies / scones are excellent, the sandwiches and coffee are amazing. They have both a take out counter and a small dining room (limited space). Long lines in the mornings - Friday...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this hole in the wall bakery! Everything is super freshly baked here. Even though I tend to like European desserts, I LOVE the cookies here. I also ordered a small custom made cake for my friend who just adored the creation. Great place to...More

1  Thank kicsinike
Reviewed 7 August 2017

All I can say about this place is I have never had one bad baked good from here. Everything is good, from the cakes, to the cookies, to the pastries (which are to die for.) On another note, I dropped my wallet there so I...More

Thank reograd
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Just a quick stop in today get get some of the wonderful pastry's that are consistently the best in the area.....if you not into sweets, they also make great bread (daily specials). Walk up to the counter service can be somewhat slow to excruciatingly slow...More

Thank markj4golf
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The cookies and especially the custom cakes are the best. They have the greatest snickerdoodles and if you visit on Thursdays, they are fresh from the oven!

Thank ejmclaughlin
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Please do yourself a favor and get an egg slider here. So delicious! Whats an egg slider? Kind of a gourmet egg mcmuffin. Delicious roll (I had sourdough) your choice of toppings and meat and yummy sauce! So Good! One is not enough!

Thank skippie_8
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is my favorite place to get pastries! The bread is very good too. The mocha cookies are amazingly decadent and I highly recommend them as well. The egg sandwiches are also very good, but they can take a really long time to come out...More

Thank DDuyan
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Consistently good baked goods although sometimes the selection is smaller than you would like. Variety of goods from breakfast croissants to super fancy cakes. They also have an adjunct room with additional food and coffees. This is a place that's good for morning coffee, light...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

good local spot to stop for pastries and coffee - things are made fresh everyday and the only downside is that if you come in later in the day the selection is limited.

Thank Dejosa
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A laid-back atmosphere with local artists featured on the walls make this go-up-to-the-counter-and-order bakery one of my favorite spots in the Village, as Claremont's "downtown" is affectionately called. My favorite are their bear claws, and a VERY reasonably priced egg slider on their baked-on-premises bread...More

Thank Zayn K
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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