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10 Cake + Pie Shops in San Diego North County (Guide)

pie & cake shops san diego north county

All the cakes and pies get in our mouths! Luckily, North County boasts an amazing line-up of sweet shops serving baked goodness all ready for your belly. Check them out below!

Cake + Pie Shops: North County San Diego Coastal

(Del Mar to Oceanside)

1. The Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe

What’s your fancy? Key Lime? Blueberry? Banana Cream? Village Kitchen’s got ’em. This old-school diner serves up the classics and then some. If you’re really hungry, try the half-sandwich, soup or salad, and pie slice special.

2. SusieCakes

Susie sells a fantastic array of homestyle dessert favorites like special occasion layer cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, puddings and bars. Inspired by her grandmas’ traditional baked goods, owner Susan Sarich focuses on natural, simple ingredients and treats made entirely from scratch.

3. Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon

Get it? “Pie Whole”? Yep, Betty’s serves entire pies in all their baked goodness. Choose between sweet and savory pies including Strawberry Rhubarb and Mama Jo’s Meatball Pot Pie. If you want something a little…smaller…Betty’s lets you buy smaller individual pies. You can take and bake several pie varieties too, if you want to pretend you made them yourself.

4. Elizabethan Desserts

Specializing in classic American desserts made with “lots of butter, heavy cream and eggs,” Elizabethan’s treats harken back to a nostalgic 1950s vibe. Try Mom’s Yellow Cake or go for a seasonal pie like the Apple Crumble. Elizabethan also serves up mini pies, cheesecake, and cookies.

5. Petite Madeline Bakery and Bistro

Well known for its breakfast and lunches, Petite is a charming bakery/pastry shop, bistro and espresso bar in Oceanside. In addition to all its talents, Petite also offers decorated custom cakes in all the traditional flavors plus some fresh, seasonal ones, too, like Green Tea and Strawberry.

Cake + Pie Shops: North County San Diego Inland

(Rancho Bernardo to Escondido)

6. Cute Cakes

This Escondido bakery and cafe serves a variety of sweet treats, including 7″ cakes that serve 7-10 people. Choose from Tres Leches, Vanilla Velvet, Chocolate Suicide and many more. Cute also does custom cakes for weddings and other special celebrations.

7. It’s A Piece A Cake

This award-winning wedding cake designer makes custom cakes for all occasions in a variety of mouthwatering flavors such as Swiss Black Forest and White Chocolate Mousse. Sculpted, 3D cakes are also available for something extra special.

8. Swedish Royal Bakery

Poway locals know to go to Swedish Royal Bakery for cookies and other treats including custom cakes that can feed up to 1oo people. Choices include Red Velvet, Mocha, Lemon, and Chocolate. Swedish also offers gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options.

9. Debbie’s Restaurant & Pie Shoppe

Debbie focuses on home-cooked food, including pies such as apple, cherry, lemon meringue, coconut custard, and sour cream cherry. If you’re a pie aficionado, be sure to try Debbie’s famous Banana Creme Pie.

10. Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen

Although known primarily for winning Cupcake Wars twice, this Vista shop also serves small 6” “cutting” cakes that serve 6-8 people, 10” round cakes in the store’s most popular flavors, and smash cakes for those first birthday celebrations. Try The Pearl, one of the flavors that led to the Cupcake Wars win. It’s three layers of almond cake with a layer of Bavarian cream and another with champagne Italian butter cream.

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Debbie Anderson: Debbie is a freelance writer and editor who’s been blogging at San Diego Momma since 2007. Debbie's been featured in Writer's Digest, the San Diego Reader, and San Diego Magazine, and was named Top 25 blog by Red Tricycle, nominated for an InfluenceSD "Best in Lifestyle" blog award, and appeared on NBC, Fox, and The CW Network as a blogger spokesperson. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or at Google+.