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.

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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 are 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.

San Francisco

La Boulangerie de San Francisco – Four locations in San Francisco
Each galette comes with a trinket – 45$ for size 6 inches. Available within 24 hours, pre-order by phone at (415) 440-0356 and pick up at a select location.
San Francisco – Pine St, Hayes Valley, Noe Valley, Cole Valley.
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galette 2023 one65 merciSFOne65 in San Francisco
One65 offers the traditional version filled with frangipane. Only one size is available for 6 people, 45$. Place your order online to pick it up at the store or ask for home delivery. Available only on January 5, 6, and 7th, 2023.
ONE65 – 165 O’Farrell – San Francisco

Thorough Bread San Francisco
An essential bakery and taken over by Julie-Marie the daughter of Michel Suas, Thorough Bread has been around for a long time. This year the galettes are to be ordered online or by phone. Available the first 2 weeks of January. galette 2023 thorough bread mercisf

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 60$
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 two different flavors: one classic almond-filled (45$) or an apple-filled one (40$). 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 home delivery)
In Mill Valley, you can purchase it directly at Le Marais Bakery, 250 East Blithedale Avenue.

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 with a touch of huckleberry this year for 50$. 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
The Galette des Rois will be available on 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.
Phone +1-415-566-3117.

In the Peninsula

galette 2023 alyzee mercisfMaison Alyzée in Mountain View
Traditional galette des Rois – à la frangipane – with charm and crowns as we can find it in France – The cakes are available until February 7th. to be ordered online here or picked up. Prices: Sizes 4/6 persons $50,  6/8 $60, and special order for 8/10 guests.  $72
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 24 hours in advance or buy directly in one of the three locations, for a frangipane galette – 6/8 servings, priced at 48 $. 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
Available all January, you can pre-order in advance and pick it up in-store. 47$ 6/8 persons, 57$ 8/10 . Also available by the slice.
Fleur de Cocoa – 39 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
www.fleurdecocoa.com

Marin County and beyond

Zalta in Sausalito
Owned 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$.  Pick up at the restaurant … maybe it is the opportunity to dine there?
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Amelie Fairfax, Fairfax
The Galette des Rois will be available in Fairfax at Amélie’s from January 6th to January 9th. One size is available for 6/8 servings for 45$. You can order by email by writing to ameliecafeandwinebar@gmail.com, 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
https://www.ameliefairfax.com

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 to order@sarmentine.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 crowns. Order by phone at 707-934-8378 or directly at the bakery. Available until the end of January.
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East Bay

La Noisette Sweets, Berkeley
Preferable to order online or to call 510-813-8300. Traditional frangipane galette in 2 sizes, large 10.5″ for $39 and medium 5.5″ for $23. You can also order the Hazelnut chocolate for 45$ 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. Order here

Rotha à Albany
Ouvert du jeudi au dimanche, le pâtissier Rotha qui ia fait ses classes à l’école Ferrandi puis chez Pierre Hermé, propose des galettes traditionnelles. A commander par téléphone au (510) 529-4704. Adresse 1051 San Pablo Ave. Albany, CA 94706

Enjoy King’s cakes, this is once a year in San Francisco and beyond!

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