Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop is clearly into its cakes. The front window is crowded with them, and they’re mostly multi-leveled wedding-looking constructions—except for the full size semi-acoustic guitar cake.
The owners of this cake shop and bakery are husband and wife Amanda and Tyler Oakleaf. The shop used to be located in Winthrop, and it formerly went by the name Amanda Oakleaf Cakes (because Amanda used to make all the cakes). Amanda doesn’t make all the cakes herself anymore.
As a coffee shop, it is extremely affordable, and quite good. I paid $2.91 for a small coffee (Honduras, one of their Commonwealth coffees), and though I am no coffee connoisseur I quite enjoyed it. I’ll be coming back.
The bake shop is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.,Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The shop is handicap accessible (from the street through the front entrance), and the closest T stop is the symphony stop on the E line of the Green Line (The storefront is a block and a half to the southeast of the stop). It’s next to Symphony Hall basically.
If you’re interested in grabbing your morning coffee from a pleasant, local coffee and bake shop, I would encourage giving Oakleaf Cakes a try. The atmosphere is low-key and pleasant, and they have cool cakes to look at if you get bored.
For further reading, check out an article about the shop, published online at Massrealty.
Address: 12 Westland Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Phone Number: (617) 299-1504
This is but one of many coffee-shop reviews created for Dan Kennedy’s Digital Storytelling and Journalism class. Below is a map of some of the best coffee shops in Boston.
Photographs courtesy of Bradley Fargo. Source.