I had the privilege of enjoying an afternoon snack today at love at first bite. Located in walnut square in berkeley (corner of vine and walnut -- hidden inside the square!), this is a welcome addition to my neighborhood!!
They have a variety of choices, which I will most likely muddle when noting here, but they include lemon cake with lemon frosting, chocolate cake with vanilla or chocolate buttercream, a raspberry frosting, incarnations of pumpkin, banana, and carrot cupcakes... their specialty claim is old fashioned desserts -- cupcakes, banana pudding, bread pudding, red velvet cake... Ingredients include Nielsen-Massey Madagascar bourbon vanilla, Guittard and Schokinag chocolates, DeZaan and Guittard cocoas, premium Saigon cinnamon.
They also had strawberry marshmellow fluff in jars for sale!
My chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream was just perfect, I can't even begin to describe how perfect.. I wanted to run back in and have several more. I thought it was a little on the pricey side -- $2.50 -- considering a few blocks away at the Virginia Bakery I can get cupcakes for $1.05 each. HOWEVER, there is nowhere near the varietey or flavor.. although i am partial to Virginia's fudge frosting. ;) I will definitely be back to Love At First Bite!
Oh, and if you stop by in the afternoon (I forget what times??) with a parent and kid in tow, it's 10% off your purchase! yum!
1510 Walnut Street, Suite G
Then you can drool over the exquisite letterpress operation at twig and fig, just steps away. Sigh. I'm in heaven!!