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85°C Bakery Cafe
85°C Bakery Cafe

85°C Bakery Cafe

8.575 reviews
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Ranked #1 in Irvine restaurants
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2700 Alton Pkwy #123, Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 553-8585
http://www.85cbakerycafe.com/
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I'll always support this place since it brought so much attention to irvine. Finally, a main stream taiwanese baker right in the heart of diamond jamboree. They do a killer pork ... Read more
sun break and some great cakes. Funny enough, nobody in Taiwan goes to 85 lol! And to be quite frank, because of the super long wait, I rarely go either (there are so many other bakeries in the area). But 5 stars for help getting the scene to where it's at today.

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Taro Swirl and BerryTale are our favorites! Boba tea and coffee in a hip and trendy plaza. Must see if you enjoy good food and nice cars (always a few exotics parked in the Diamond plaza nightly).

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Los Angeles

The lines go fast and their sea salt coffee is one of a kind. Make sure you ask for the Taro bread and get it while it's fresh!

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Los Angeles

Love their coffee to their fabulous desserts. Theres always a line but it goes by pretty quickly. Prices are typical for cute asian bakery desserts

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Local from Garden Grove

I go to it once every week
I had a cup of Cappuccino once (didn't like it)
I liked the hot Jessamine tea really good
I like their bakery
I recommend it

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Los Angeles

85C is the hottest new coffee shop on the west coast, and is especially a favorite for Asian-American clientele. The cafe offers the usual coffee and tea menu alongside delicious pastries at an affordable price.

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Local from Irvine

Received this mango cake as a birthday gift. The mango mousse is light and sweet, layered with cake and some whipped cream. The mango bits on top weren't all ripe, but still good. I usually go for their baked goods...such as their chocolate chip bread!

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I'll always support this place since it brought so much attention to irvine. Finally, a main stream taiwanese baker right in the heart of diamond jamboree. They do a killer pork sun break and some great cakes. Funny enough, nobody in Taiwan goes to 85 lol! And to be quite frank, because of the super long wait, I rarely go either (there are so many other bakeries in the area). But 5 stars for help getting the scene to where it's at today.

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Los Angeles

This place gets crowded. The smell of fresh bread draws in big groups to buy almost everything. Cheap place to fill up but it's just bread and butter in the end.

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Local from Santa Ana

Asians. Asians everywhere. (okay that goes for the whole plaza but this is one of the biggest reasons why)

My favorites - Mochi Egg Tart, Taro Swirl and Marble, and their whole wheat selections when I feel the need to eat healthier but still yummy bread.

My advice to avoid the crowds is to avoid this place during the weekends from early afternoon till nighttime (like at 11pm). You could try your luck during dinnertime when people are busy eating elsewhere and see if the flow of people waiting is less... Otherwise, be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes for bread!

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Bellflower

Awesome cakes and bread, my favorite is the chocolate sponge cake and the green milk tea, best set for me

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New Delhi

overrated. coming from taipei where 85C bakery hails, this outpost doesn't compare to many of the average bakeries in taipei. the long queues for meh product, wont keep me coming back for more

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Los Angeles

This was the first 85C bakery that opened in California, and I used to come here a lot back then. 85C is really popular in Taiwan, and since they opened one here in the US, they have been getting a lot of attention.

In my opinion, 85 is a bit overrated. I would not say it's the "best" Asian bakery in Cali, but I do agree that they make some good bread. But what I really like about 85 are their drinks. My favorite drink from here is their Taro Smoothie. I never really liked Taro before, but since trying it from here, I've liked it a lot, and I haven't really found another one elsewhere that matches their taste.

When coming here though, beware that there will always be a long time, a lot of times out the door too. That's just how overrated they are because all the Asians brag about it. And because 85 is so rare in Cali, people make long drives to come here.

They have opened a couple other ones since though, so this isn't the only 85 you have to drive to for their food anymore.

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Never in my life have I seen people line up for a bakery the way people line up for this one. And don't even try to go here on a Saturday or Sunday around lunch.

Why are people here anyways?? Let me tell you...
- fresh breads
- delicious drinks
- gorgeous and tasty cakes

It's a sugar lover's dream come true!! And for you salty people, there's savory goods too!

Went here with a bunch of my girls from Norcal, and they were amazed. We came right before going to Disneyland so there wasn't too much of a line since they had just opened. We tried to come back on Sunday around 10am, and sure enough, the line was a monster. Since we had to catch our flight, there was no time to wait, so we couldn't take any home to our family and friends. Oh well next time!!

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Local from Westminster
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The 85C hype has finally died down. I have been here a couple of times and realized the line was to limit the number of ppl entering the building. I'm kinda of bummed with the selection of pastries they have for sale either that or I've been coming the wrong times. I don't understand the need for everyone to buy a tray full of bread.

The squid ink bun was good. I tried their sea salt coffee and there wasn't anything special about it other than the salt at the bottom of the cup. Cheap place to get filled up with bread but can get busy.

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Los Angeles

So this is a typical 85° bakery... I highly suggest that you come here later in the day when there is no line but if you do, I can guarantee, that they wont have a full complement of breads and pastries...

This place, located in Diamond Plaza is perhaps the most famous of the asian bakeries in So Cal and they have a large selection of confections, pastries, and all things that are loaded with carbs and sugar other than ice cream. Seriously they have it all from Red Bean Buns to Cheesecake to Taro filled treats to Canolis to regular breads, meat filled buns, and cookies!

Once you make it in the door, you wind your way around picking up whatever you want, hopefully with a tray to hold the items of your gluttony much more easily. Once you get to the register after having braved the crowd, the line, and all of the items that are ready to recreate the battle of the bulge along you waistline, you will fine very little seating. However, if you do happen to get a seat, get ready for some interesting people watching. There are a lot of interesting looking people that pass through this joint.

The bakery has some tasty items no doubt, as their reputation is largely deserved. I just try and refrain from eating this kind of thing. You see I, lost my battle of the bulge years ago, but I am still fighting against the growth of it. And occasionally I have won some respite.

Overall the grub is tasty, parking can be bad depending on when you come here, the line can be over 25 people deep, just to enter the store, and well I know a lot of people who refuse to go anywhere else… That however is all on them. Worth a try if you see a short or no line here, otherwise, to me it just isn’t worth it. Hopefully they have that lil something that you want still when you do make it inside…

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Best bakery for wide variety of tastes for both sweet and savory. Egg custard tarts best around.

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Local from Orange County

Parking is a PAIN here so either go around the back to park at the structure or park over at HMart market.

My favorites are:

Rose Bread - Contains cranberries and cream cheese in a soft bread. It's a good size and can be split into 2 snacks :D

Squid Ink Bread - These just look like small black rolls. Doesn't look appetizing but the garlic-ness and softness makes them irresistible. Also, they make great mini sandwich rolls. I saw recently from a restaurant, they used this type of roll to make a Lobster Roll. Genius.

Italian Tomato Bread - This looks like a mini flatbread pizza. Contains lots of cheese and 2 big slices of tomato. Gotta eat this fresh.

Blueberry Tale - This bread looks like a breast because it's round and has 1 dark blue dot in the middle. Contains blueberry cream cheese. Yum!

Grab a tray and tongs because you can't walk out with 1 item.

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Los Angeles

Lines are long for food, but the pastries are worth it, You can even skip the pastries and go straight for the drinks because they have a faster line just for drink orders. gotta get the jasmine/green tea sea salt iced latte. Soo good!

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Rancho Santa Margarita

Got lucky with no lines when I went at 3pm today. I tried a few of the items people talk about here. I liked the taro swirl, the egg tart was so fresh and flakey (I wish I got more of these), the blueberry Danish is good but I kind of got sick of it halfway (probably because I just ate the taro and the tart!). Husband says the matcha red bean is just okay. Everything was fresh!

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Local from Yorba Linda

I finally got to visit this location. I've been excited since I found out they were opening one in Buena Park and it's super close to my house. I can literally walk there. I waited so long to go, because I hate long lines and the lines have been that. I tried a couple of times but each time the line was out the door.

I came an hour before closing. I knew the fresh bread would be gone by then and they were. I wasn't getting bread anyways, but it was still a bit of a disappointment not seeing the shelves filled with bread. I wanted to get something to drink and a pastry to share with the wifey.

After getting two drinks at two different 85c that I did not like (Sea salt coffe at Gardena and Frozen taro in Cerritos), I was starting to wonder if I would find one I would like here. Eureka!! I finally found a drink I liked, in fact two.

Guava smoothie and Mango Passion smoothie, both had good flavor and very refreshing.

We also got a French Fruit Tart. Oh my, very very good. The fruits were good but the stars of this dish were the cream and that cake / cookie thing at the bottom. Delicious. The cream was not too sweet (just the way I like it). The crust was just so good. It was more cookie like in consistency than a cake. Yummy!!

This location is not very big. The fresh baked goods side is very tiny and be prepared for elbow to elbow or should I say tray to tray congestion when picking your fresh bread and fresh baked goodies. Of the three 85c Bakery I've been to, this is by far the smallest.

Pricing specially for the cake & pastry side are a bit higher. 6" cakes were running around $15 and the 8" cakes were in the $30 range.

Parking is not an issue right now, but with a few more restaurants coming soon. It's going to be a hassle parking here.

Service I have to say was very good and faster than any other 85c I've been to. Of course it could be that it was almost closing time and they were not swamped with customers. lol.

I'm glad they opened this bakery and i know I'll be coming here more often for the "fresh bread" because I love freshly baked bread lol

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