MARIA’S GOURMET PASTRIES
3800 “B” San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 669-1187, (510) 669-1195
Maria Nunez has always loved baking and making delicious desserts. But it wasn’t until about 30 years ago, after making her first birthday cake for her daughter Mayra and her husband Alejandro, that she realized her hobby could be much more. Everyone who tasted her cake loved it and she soon became looked upon as THE cake maker to go to.
Maria and Alejandro Nunez opened Maria’s Gourmet Pastries in El Sobrante in 2005. Now the excitement for her cakes and pastries grows with every bite. And so does the demand. So popular are her baked goods that Maria is looking to expand her business and their business is currently looking to hire more help.
They specialize in making custom cakes. Most of their business is birthday cakes but they also make cakes for weddings and other occasions.
When it comes to pastries, their most popular sellers are the fruit tarts and the tres leche chocolate desserts. But it doesn’t stop there. If you like cheesecake they have all kinds. When I visited their shop last, they had New York, blueberry, strawberry, and cappuccino cheesecakes. I bought a slice of each. You might also try their cookies, croissants, cinnamon rolls or brownies. Pastries don’t stay in the display case for long and the selection will vary so you never know what to expect when you visit. But it’s all delicious!
You are welcome to stop by Monday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm; and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Free, hot coffee is available for their customers. They are located in the Park Plaza Center on the corner of Hillcrest Road and San Pablo Dam Road.
Congratulations, Maria and Alejandro!