Did you know there’s a Lucky’s just east of Lake Merritt? It’s a great supermarket with a local flavor that caters to the local clientele. And next door is the longtime Oakland institution the Merritt Bakery.
One of the only old-school diners left in Oakland, Merritt Bakery is a walk into the past.
Their food is decent, but their real specialty is the cakes.
This is a great place to get a birthday cake, and if you need balloons too, walk back over to Lucky’s where their balloon service is excellent.
Just hope that you’re not there at a time when it takes 20 minutes to get through the checkout line.Tags: Eastlake, Food, Kids, Lake Merritt