Here is a list of places to find King’s cakes (aka Galette des Rois) in San Francisco Bay; this dessert is a French tradition that marks the end of the holiday season.
The official day to eat the famous cake is January 6th, the day of Epiphany, but most French start just after Christmas day and eat some until the end of January. It is usually served with apple juice, cider, or sparkling wine.
The ritual takes its origins in Antique Rome where the population was designating a slave as the “king of the day”. It was the opportunity for slaves to get served by their master before being executed or go back to their slave condition the next day…
The galette, and in particular the galette des Rois, is a French passion: about 30 to 32 million galettes sold each year in France. The galette des Rois represents around 10% of the annual turnover of artisan bakers.
We have listed the bakeries of the Bay Area that will help us keep the craving intact.
One65 in San Francisco
One65 offers the traditional version filled with frangipane, and also a pistachio raspberry version. Only one size is available for 6 people, 40$. Simply place an order online to pick it up at the store or home delivery
ONE65 – 165 O’Farrell – San Francisco
Maison Danel in San Francisco
The galette is the frangipane one (almond filling) and comes with a golden paper crown (and the trinket of course aka “la fève”). Order online, 6/8 servings, prize 55$
Maison Danel – 1030 Polk St, San Francisco – ph: 415-685-5900
Marais Bakery in San Francisco and Mill Valley
King’s Cake is available this year at Le Marais Bakery in 2 different flavors: one classic almond-filled (40$) or an apple-filled one. Each galette serves 10/12. Comes with a trinket and crown.
Order online for a pick up at Le Marais Bakery, 498 Sanchez Street, or at 1138 Sutter, San Francisco
Or purchase directly at Le Marais Bakery, 250 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley
La Boulangerie de San Francisco – 4 locations in San Francisco
Each Galette comes with a handmade collectible charm. To order, call (415) 440-0356 24 hours in advance and pick it up at the store of your choice
San Francisco – Pine St, Hayes Valley, Noe Valley, Cole Valley, their Union St location is now a few doors down the street.
Maison Nico in San Francisco
Chef Nico puts his expertise in the field of “patés en croute” and other puff pastry wonders with the Galette des Rois and serves a frangipane and Meyer lemon galette for $ 45. To be picked up at 710 Montgomery St. San Francisco store. Order here. Available from January 6th until the end of January.
Arizmendi Bakery in San Francisco
A French Galette des Rois will be available January 5 & January 6th, 2022 in different sizes: individual or whole. You will find traditional almond-filled cake and also a Mexican King’s Cake (Rosca de Reyes) more like a brioche.
Arizmendi Bakery 1331 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122.
Les Gourmands Bakery à San Francisco
This family business boulangerie-patisserie offers a 38$ galette for 6 servings with crown and charm. you can also get a “slice” (1/4 of galette) for 9$. Order by email email@example.com or by phone 415-872-9461
In the Peninsula
Maison Alyzée in Mountain View
Traditional galette des Rois – a la frangipane – with charm and crowns as we can find in France – The cakes are available until February 7th. to be ordered online here or picked up. Prices: Sizes 4/6 persons $ 39, 6/8 $ 49, and special order for 8/10 guests. $ 59
Maison Alyzee — 212 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041.
Phone + 1 650 960 1212
Mademoiselle Colette in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, or Redwood City
Preorder online or buy directly in one of the 3 locations, for a frangipane galette – 6/8 servings, price 49 $. All organic ingredients.
Douce France in Palo Alto
Order in advance or drop by
Douce France – 855 El Camino Real Ste 104 – Palo Alto
Tel: +1 650-590-2328
Fleur de Cocoa, Los Gatos
Pre-order in advance and pick it up in-store.
Fleur de Cocoa – 39 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
Marin County and beyond
Zalta in Sausalito
Recently opened by Olivier and Susannah Souvestre, the restaurant Zalta sells Galettes from January 5th to 16th. The traditional frangipane King’s cakes are available with 24h pre-order. Two sizes are available: 2/4 savings for 25$ or 8/10 servings for 35$. Pick up at the restaurant … maybe it is the opportunity to dine there?
Amelie Fairfax, Fairfax
The Galette des Rois will be available in Fairfax at Amélie’s from January 6th to January 9th. One size is available for 6/8 servings for 45$. You can order by email by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by DM on Instagram or by phone at 628-253-5161.
And you can pick up your galette at Amélie, 71 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, CA, 94930
Sarmentine, Santa Rosa
This year, Sarmentine’s fève collection is around SNOOPY! Santa Rosa is the last home of its author, Georges Shultz… The frangipane is $32 for 6/8 servings or $40 for 10/12 servings. The king brioche is $18 for 6/8 servings or 25$ for 10/12.
To order your King’s Cake, Parisian style or Brioche style, please send an email at email@example.com or visit their Facebook page
Les Pascals, Glen Ellen
Traditional frangipane galette is available in 3 sizes: 4 servings for 21$ – 6 servings for 31$ – 8 servings for 41$ with trinkets and crown. Order by phone at 707-934-8378 or directly at the bakery. Available until the end of January.
La Noisette Sweets, Berkeley
Preferable to order online or to call at 510-813-8300. Traditional frangipane galette in 2 sizes, large 10.5″ for $39 and medium 5.5″ for $23. You can also order the Pistachio strawberry or the Hazelnut chocolate for 45$ each.
Noisette Sweets, 2701 8th Street, Suite 116, Berkeley
Tarts de Feybesse, East Bay, or delivery in the Bay
Available from January 6th, the traditional King’s cakes with frangipane come with a ceramic trinket and a paper crown.
Rendez-vous French Pastry, Alamo
Aurelia Payssan recently launched Rendez-vous French Pastry her pastry business and operates out of Lever Coffee. She offers 8 servings galette for 45$ or 10/12 servings for 55$. Order by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 925-915-2274 then pick up atLever Coffee, 37 Square Dr. Alamo CA
Lavender Bakery, Berkeley
Lavender has 2 sizes of Frangipane galette: 6′ for 25$ or 8′ for 30$. No crowns or charm
Enjoy King’s cakes, this is once a year in San Francisco and beyond!