I know I have gushed about the awesomeness of Portos Bakery and Cafe in Southern California.
But one of the popular bakery chains in California is 85°C Bakery Cafe, a Taiwanese chain of coffee shops and self-serve bakeries run by Gourmet Master Co., Ltd.
Found in 2004 by tea shop owner Wu Cheng-Hsueh, there are over 800 branches in Taiwan, Australia and the United States (the first location was in Irvine, opened in 2009).
But while 85°C Bakery Cafe is often called the “Starbucks of Taiwan” and offer a lot of various beverages, I didn’t go there for the coffee or cakes, I went there for the pastries and I would have to say that the pastries served at this bakery is fantastic!
And the cafe offers new items, seasonal items, so there is always something new every several months, so you definitely want to check on their website to see what is new and currently being offered.
You pretty much get a tray, fill it up (I recommend getting a sheet to put on top of the tray) and then make your purchase and that’s it! Really simple.
Of course, because of the popularity of the the bakery/cafe, there are lines but they are fairly quick and you don’t have to waite too long.
And because I wanted different people to try it, I loaded up on different types of pastries such as the sriracha, brioche, garlic cheese, ham and tuna, marble taro and more.
The 85°C Bakery Cafe that I went to was in San Jose and the location is great! Parking is convenient.
But as for the pastries, they are absolutely delicious and soft. It’s a pastry fans dreams and for those who are trying to not eat much carbs (like myself), it’s torture because they are so delicious but I decided for one day, I can partake with others in this ultimate deliciousness.
Overall, if you love pastries, 85°C Bakery Cafe is highly recommended!