East Bay Express Best Neighborhood Bakery (2007)
Owner Jennifer Millar's Midwestern-style pies and tea breads eat like a sustained, vanilla-scented exercise in neighborhood outreach. But the sweet-natured staff and easygoing table vibe have made Sweet Adeline a de facto community center. Of course, killer buckle doesn't hurt. The puddinglike cake with the sweet, Victorian-sounding name might have chunks of nectarine sink into its cool, pale crumb. Try any pie in the case: Rhubarb has a thick, shaggy crust and an old-fashioned burr of cloves in the filling, while lemon meringue has stiff, brown-sugar billows over smooth curd that contains a postmodern blast of supertart citrus.
East Bay Express Best of 2007
Sweet Adeline may be the perfect neighborhood bakery.
East Bay Express Restaurant Guide, July 19, 2006
Light actually shines outward from this cheery spot with butter cream and white paneled walls. Desserts glow from the cold case, and roasty-toasty, buttery scents brighten up the industrial Adeline/Alcatraz crossroads. The beaming pastry chefs add even more cheer to the mix. You won't perish from hunger trying to find a parking place here, nor will you have to pinch quarters, dimes and nickels from your car seats to afford these large portions. This has become the spot for everyone from moms with babies to local business people to hang out…
Martha Levison, AOL City Guide 2006
The irresistible aroma of baked scones, muffins, cookies and tarts wafted through an otherwise nongourmet stretch of South Berkeley…
Carol Ness, San Francisco Chronicle, March 30, 2005
When a sunny bright new business crops up in a perennially struggling neighborhood, it can feel strangely like it's always been there.…
Carol Ness, San Francisco Chronicle, April 29. 2005
You could plan an entire brunch menu around these fluffy, yeasty, crusty, subtly sweet cinnamon buns.
Melissa Swanson, Diablo Magazine, "The East Bay's 101 Most Delicious Things to Eat," November 2005
This is by far the best thing to happen to our neighborhood in ages. The food is always delicious and, wonder of wonders, the staff are all friendly and welcoming.…
Posted October 8, 2006 by "Warwick" on Chowhound