If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or just a quick snack, then the Red Hill Cake and Pastry is definitely the place to go. They have a variety of foods, drinks, and desserts to keep you satisfied. Although it can be a little pricy, it’s not as expensive as a restaurant, and it is much more convenient. You walk in, order what you want, they prepare it, you pay, and you leave. They make most of the food before you order it and then they just heat it up; this may be a problem for some people, but it’s not a problem for many others. It’s almost like a fast-food joint but with better food and smoothies.
The best way to enjoy going here is to go with a few friends on a nice summer day and get a smoothie or soda and a bite to eat. The smoothie combinations you can get are almost endless and you can even get a custom Italian soda.
The brothers that own the place are very friendly, although sometimes it can be hard to understand what they are saying. Some of the items off of the menu are hot dog rolls, chicken pot pie, quiches, smoothies of any combination of ingredients, cookies, and much more.
I would recommend getting whatever looks good at the moment but personally I like to get a hotdog roll, a snicker doodle, and a Dr Pepper. However sometimes I change it up and get an M&M cookie with a pizza turnover. The Cake and Pastry has something for everyone, vegetarians included.
So in my opinion I think the Cake and Pastry is a great place to eat. It has good food, good drinks, good service, and a good atmosphere. Although it is not a sit down restaurant there are places to sit down elsewhere at Red Hill.
Getting to the Cake and Pastry is pretty easy. If you are going from 101 south, take exit 452 to San Rafael onto Mission Avenue. Then merge on to Heatherton Street and take a right turn onto 3rd street. Continue to take 3rd Street and then onto 2nd Street, then take 2nd Street onto 4th Street and continue on until you get to Red Hill shopping center. The Cake and Pastry will be on the part of the shopping center behind the gas station.