Financial decisions can be difficult but nothing like one faces when visiting a bakery with showcases offering delicious pastries.
We encountered this challenge once again when we visited 85C Bakery located in the Diamond Jamboree Center in Irvine.
There is a difference with 85C since it is part of a Taiwan company that has 230 stores in that country.
It started with promoting coffee drinks and quickly exploded in popularity with the addition of baked breads and pastries, all prepared fresh daily.
When entering the 85C store at Diamond Jamboree there is row on row of pastries ready to be whisked off onto the tray of eager customers. Here you select your eye appealing treat with self service. For cakes and larger items there are counters with attendants. Many of these pastries are different and original from those found at most American bakeries.
There is both inside seating as well as tables on the outside patio. As large as the selection of pastries is the list of coffees and other beverage.
The 85C at Diamond Jamboree is one of two in Southern California. The second in Hacienda Heights.