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Business 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! © 2017 Copyright © Some Crust Bakery

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Fax: (909) 621-7488

Payment method
mastercard, visa
Price Range
Claremont Vlg
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Bakeries, Caterers, Restaurants, Wedding Cakes & Pastries, Dessert Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Specialties: Weddings

Cuisines: Caterers, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Dessert, Bakeries

Cuisine: American, Bagels, Dessert, Ice Cream, Pastries, Omelets

Price Range : Below Average


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Art C.



We had our wedding cake made here, and WOW!!! Everyone loved it. The pastries are also delicious. I would definitely recommend this place.

Jen F.


Best bakery in the area!! Brea...

Best bakery in the area!! Breakfast pastry and scones are made fresh daily and taste wonderful. Cupcakes are awesome too!



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THE best currant scones

I love Claremont and I love this place. This is a great place for a slow cup of coffee. Although, I'm not sure what it is, but the coffee always upsets my stomach. I keep trying, but I think it is time to switch to tea and my currant scone. Please bring back Frank the curator of the art. The artwork has gone down hill since he left.



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Being a Claremont native, Some Crust is one of those bakeries you go grow up loving. You can't go wrong with any of the croissants and pastries... and you MUST get there EARLY if you want the REALLY good ones! When I say early, I mean when it opens, b/c by 11 am everything is gone. They're also quite famous for their cakes, but personally I really don't like them. I don't think they have much flavor, but I also don't like your typical buttercream white cake... not a fan of the chocolate one either. That said, everything else is delicious!



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Best Bakery in the Inland Empire!!!

Oh my Goodness!!!! People line up (and for good reason) to have the amazing pastries that Some Crust makes. If you are in the area, you cannot go wrong with their baked goods. They make the best Bear Claws I have ever tasted :) I just moved 30 miles away from Claremont but I still use every excuse I can to get there just so I can stop at Some Crust!

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