Frequently asked questions

Where can I buy or try one of your products?


You can find us at *Coloso Coffee at 917 Washington in Oakland Coloso Saturdays/Sundays: 8AM-5PM​ *Grand Coffee 2663 Mission Street in San Francisco Saturdays: 8AM-6PM Sundays: 8AM-5PM *Equator Coffees and Teas 175 Bay Place in Oakland Fridays-Sundays: 7AM-5PM *​Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin Tuesdays - Fridays: 10AM-5PM Limited Selection Saturday - Sunday: 10AM-5PM Come early for best selection!




We need a custom cake, do you do those?


Yes! We love custom cakes. Email us at chinoiseriebakeshop@gmail.com with the date of your event, size of your party and any ideas you might already have around your custom cake. We require 1 week minimum and ideally 2 week notice for most cakes.




Do you have a retail store?


We currently do not have a retail store, however you can find us at Coloso Coffee in Oakland Saturdays-Sunday, at Grand Coffee on Saturdays and Sunday, Equator Coffees and Teas in Oakland Friday-Sunday and Le Trio in San Francisco Saturdays only. We currently bake from the Bread Project in Berkeley.




Do you do weddings?


Yes, we love love! We are currently booking out for the 2019 wedding season. As we are a small yet mighty operation, we only book one wedding each weekend. Book early for your choice of dates. We do custom cakes, macarons and dessert bars. Send us an email at chinoiseriebakeshop@gmail.com and we can get a tasting scheduled. Your tasting is free if you decide to book your event with La Chinoiserie.




Do you do wedding cake tastings?


We do cake and dessert tastings for up to 4 people, $50/tasting. If you choose to book with us, we'll apply your tasting fee to the balance for your event.




What does La Chinoiserie mean?


La Chinoiserie is a word I stumbled upon at the Berkeley Asian Art Museum one day - and it seemed incredibly fitting as I had been brainstorming for names over a long period of time that would properly capture my desire to create chinese american pastries. Chinoiserie already has a meaning in English, which is a European interpretation of asian art in home decorating elements. We are also a patisserie which is heavily Chinese, American and European influenced. A chinois is also a common kitchen term for a conical strainer that resembles an old time, chinese sun hat. We also use a chinois to achieve our silky smooth ganaches and pastry creams of our dreams.




How do you pronounce "La Chinoiserie"


\ shēn-ˈwäz-rē is how the dictionary likes to write it. Or listen to it here.





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