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Napa Bakery Makes Bon Appetit "Best Cakes" List

Congratulations to Alexis Baking Company on Third Street in downtown Napa: This popular bakery-café makes one of the "Best Cakes in America," according to BonAppetit.com. A slice of this, and you won't need coffee.

We're used to accolades in the Napa Valley: Seems our winemakers, chefs and foodie entrepreneurs are always winning prestigious awards and getting named to high-profile Top 10 lists.

But there's something extra-satisfying when the national foodie media shines the spotlight on a place many of us consider our neighborhood spot (and the source of those potato rolls served at some of our other favorite Napa Valley eateries).

So here's to Alexis Baking Company on Third Street in downtown Napa, which has just been named the maker of one of the "Best Cakes in America," as listed on BonAppetit.com.

"Simple flour, butter and sugar cake gets a killer caffeine jolt," raves the website, describing ABC's Blum's Coffee Crunch Cake.

ABC is in stellar company on the list published online by the famed Bon Appetit magazine.

Other "Best Cakes in America" bakers include Crixa in Berkeley, Miette in San Francisco and Macrina in Seattle.

Have you tried Blum's Coffee Crunch Cake at ABC? Think you might want to try it now? Tell us in the comments.

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m nelson October 12, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I've had the lemon one - delish!
Patty Peterson October 13, 2012 at 02:41 PM
ABC...only minutes by foot (feet?) from my house. I feel so lucky to have it in my neighborhood.
s.w. October 13, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I love this place, they made our wedding cake, and we had everyone asking where it came from! delicious!!
Cindy Watter October 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I am a good baker, but this is the cake I serve to my book group. They have come to expect it! It is truly delicious. ABC has great breakfasts and lunches, too.
Nancy Ann October 14, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Grew up in SF, ate the original version from Blum's as well as the copycat from Fantasia, Alexis' Coffee Crunch cake is every bit as good if not better- but my favorite Alexis cakes are her carrot and best damn lemon cake.......YUM.
vocal-de-local October 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I love this place. Such a down to earth restaurant/bakery.

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