WHY For excellent homestyle sweets: German chocolate cake, banana pudding with vanilla wafers, layer cakes, cupcakes, whoopie pies and lemon squares.
WHAT This nostalgia-driven bake shop dressed in retro colors turns out desserts that owner Susan Sarich found on her grandmother’s recipe cards. Several more locations, including Calabasas and Manhattan Beach.
WHO Locals stopping by to pick up birthday-party treats and sneak a cupcake on the side.
Region: West of the 405
Features: Kid Friendly
Cuisine Type: American