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San Jose's 5 best bakeries (that won't break the bank)

Greenlee's Bakery | Photo: John D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on July 29, 2019.

Looking to try the best bakeries in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bakeries in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Greenlee's Bakery

Photo: John D./Yelp

Topping the list is Greenlee's Bakery. Located at 1081 The Alameda downtown San Jose, the bakery is the highest-rated affordable bakery in San Jose, boasting four stars out of 320 reviews on Yelp. The bakery has been making artisan bread since 1924. It also offers cakes, cookies and a variety of pastries. 

2. Clover Bakery & Cafe

photo: ashley a./yelp

Next up is West San Jose's Clover Bakery & Cafe, situated at 4342 Moorpark Ave., Suite A With 4.5 stars out of 754 reviews on Yelp, the bakery and cafe has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. The menu features fried bread, spaghetti bread, hot dog rolls and more.

3. Peters' Bakery

photo: carissa k./yelp

Foxdale's Peters' Bakery, located at 3108 Alum Rock Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable bakery, which offers doughnuts, cupcakes and more, 4.5 stars out of 1,433 reviews. Established in 1936, the bakery serves pumpkin bread, maple fruit bars, doughnuts and more.

4. Mexico Bakery

photo: ann s./yelp

Mexico Bakery, a bakery that offers sandwiches and doughnuts in Capital Goss, is another much-loved, low-priced go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 931 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2811 Story Road to see for yourself. The eatery serves tortas, chocoflan, sweet bread and more. 

5. Milohas

Photo: Milohas/Yelp

Last but not least, there's Milohas, a Cambrian Park favorite with 4.5 stars out of 600 reviews. Stop by 4662 Meridian Ave. to hit up the bakery and Colombian spot, which offers ice cream and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget. The menu also features baked empanadas with fillings of beef, chicken, potatoes and more. Fruit juices, yerba mate and tea lattes are also on offer.


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