• pronounced [,kwiɲaˈmãnː] (kween a-mon)
    Starter's award-winning specialty, Kouign-Amann, is an indulgent French pastry that
    is similar to a croissant—but so much
    more. The rich treat is made by rolling out and folding together layers upon layers of dough with salted butter and sugar, then baking it in a butter-and-sugar-lined pan, resulting in an incredibly rich, sweet-and-salty experience. Where To Find It >>

  • We bake everything—be it bread, quiche, or pastry—fresh every day at our dedicated bakery in Berkeley by our talented, dedicated team. We care
    about our food and we know you will, too.
    See our Menu >>

  • The Bay Area's farmers' markets are the best in the nation. Starter Bakery sells pastries at Grand Lake Market on Saturdays, Temescal and Montclair on Sunday, as well as several seasonal markets in the spring through fall months. Stop by, say hello, and try one of our fresh from-the-oven delights. See our locations >>

  • Are you running a Bay Area cafe, coffee shop, or restaurant and in need of something sweet and special for your customers? We deliver our delicious, fresh-baked pastries daily to local businesses. Contact Us >>

  • The best part of office meetings or special events is, undoubtedly, the spread of pastries on offer. Starter will deliver directly to your venue with your custom selection from our extensive menu, so go ahead and treat your coworkers and friends. Learn more >>