The 6 Best Bakeries in Oceanside, CA

Oceanside, California is exactly what you would expect upon hearing its name; full of palm trees on Harbor Beach and all around Oceanside Harbor, the Oceanside Pier that overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and it’s home to California’s Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art. Aside of its fun, laid-back California charm, Oceanside also has some of the best bakeries around. So come catch a wave with us as we check out our picks for the top 6 bakeries in Oceanside, California!

Just Made Keto

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Just Made Keto has a mission: to reduce sugar one bite at a time. Not only is this bakery friendly for those who are on the Keto diet, but their treats are also gluten free, sugar free, and grain free! From muffins to cake loaves and cinnamon rolls to cheesecake and cupcakes, no matter what sort of dietary restrictions you have, Just Made Keto can hook you up with something sweet, delicious, and good for you!

Just Made Keto takes pride in using only clean, healthy ingredients and making baked goods with all of the tasty flavor and no compromise. Ingredients like Monkfruit sugar, almond flour, unsweetened almond milk, and non-GMO butter are just a few of the things you can expect your sweet treats to be made from.

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Customers say that the baked goods aren’t the only sweet things here, as owner Whitney is quite highly thought of. Fan favorite baked goods include the muffins, Cinnamon Crumb Cupcakes, and their specialty buttercream frosting is “to die for.”

Petite Madeline Bakery & Bistro

Petite Madeline

Petite Madeline Bakery & Bistro, the “Bakery by The Beach,” is a sunny, laid-back little place that serves up breakfast and lunch, coffee, specialty cakes, and of course some tasty French pastries! Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet like a fruit tart, scone, or danish, or if you’re looking for something more savory like a croissant, Petite Madeline Bakery & Bistro is where you want to go.

Petite Madeline describes itself as a homegrown bakery; located just blocks from the Oceanside Pier, they make all of their baked goods and other foods from scratch with only the best quality ingredients available.

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Patrons love the quality of the baked goods and other foods made and served here, and they also love that their special requests go beyond expectation. Fan favorite baked goods include their cakes, their All-Day Buns, and their Almond Tea Cake.

The Crimson Cake

The Crimson Cake

Searching for the ultimate cake for your upcoming wedding, retirement party, or a special birthday? Then look no further than The Crimson Cake, home of custom cakes and desserts. Whatever vision you have for your cake or special dessert, they can make it happen with elegance and style! From simple and sweet to 3D and whimsical, the sky is the limit when it comes to constructing the perfect cakes and desserts.

Owner and operator, Pastry Chef Alicia Phoenix, joined forces with her sister Sarah in 2010 to start up The Crimson Cake after graduating Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 1999, then spending years working in wholesale bakeries, pastry shops, and making cakes on the side. 2016 saw Sarah move on from the bakery, but Alicia still loves her work and the clients that she is able to make so happy.

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Clients love the cakes and desserts from The Crimson Cake, and the fact that they can make gluten free treats is a bonus! Fan favorite desserts include their specialty cookies, fresh baked cupcakes, and of course their beautiful, exquisite cakes.

Liv’s Kafe

A great little spot for breakfast or brunch, Liv’s Kafe serves up coffee, tea, smoothies, bagels, pastries, cupcakes, breakfast fare, and their authentic Chilean Empanadas, which have to be specially ordered.

Liv’s Kafe takes pride in using local, organic ingredients in all of their food and baked goods, and their way of bringing together these ingredients and a variety of flavors together to create something fresh and delicious.

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Everyone raves about how fresh and delicious all of the food is here, with fan favorite baked goods including their bagels, Nutella Croissant, and cannoli.

Tans Donuts

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Said to have some of the best donuts and pastries in Oceanside, Tans Donuts is the place to go if you’re looking for incredible, tasty donuts, apple fritters, croissants, and even sandwiches that are made fresh daily.

Tans Donuts is not just a great place for a donut, but it’s also a bit of nostalgia for those that live in Oceanside, as Tans has been around long enough that many customers can remember getting donuts there as a kid, a testimony to their staying power and just how much the community loves them.

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Customers love this mom and pop shop and their offerings, and want to let future customers know that they only accept cash, so be prepared! Fan favorite donuts and baked goods include their Bacon Maple Bar donuts, their jalapeno ham and cheese croissants, and their classic Glazed donuts.

101 Bagels & Subs

Photo of 101 Bagels & Subs - Oceanside, CA, United States. As always, rocky 101 my favorite sandwich. Thx Jay

From bagels to breakfast, lunch, and in-between, 101 Bagels & Subs has a wide variety of fresh, delicious goods from fresh, authentic New York style bagels to sandwiches and salads made with only the finest ingredients available. If you’re in a hurry, you can make your order online and have it ready for you to pick up on your way through.

101 Bagels & Subs takes pride in their food and their use of ingredients, and they encourage everyone to give them a try and offer any feedback or suggestions you may have to help make them an even better place to eat.

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Another mom and pop shop, patrons love coming here for a quick, fresh, delicious bite to eat. Fans insist that whether you have a simple bagel and cream cheese or one of their bagel sandwiches, you won’t be unhappy!


As you can see, Oceanside is full of wonderful bakeries offering a variety of baked goods from breakfast all the way to dessert, and if you get the chance you should most certainly try them all, especially our top 6 picks!