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Walnut Creek’s Best Cookie Place Is So Old-School it Still Hand Letters Its Signs

Walnut Creek, California’s best cookie place might surprise you. There are tons of fancy cookie places in WC and nearby towns. But as a long-time resident of the Walnut Creek area, I can tell you that the best place isn’t any of these.

The best place for a cookie in Walnut Creek is Sweet Affair Bakery.

The Bakery

Display case at Sweet Affair
Sweet Affair is an old-school bakery

Sweet Affair is located right across from Heather Farm Park. They’re a small business that has served Walnut Creek for decades.

Address: 1815 Ygnacio Valley Rd Suite F, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

  • One feature that always brings a smile to my face is how they hand-letter their signs. Even their sign informing customers about mobile ordering is handcrafted, which adds such a personal touch.

The Cookies

  • Each mobile order at Sweet Affair receives a free cookie!
  • As for the cookies themselves, they don’t try to be fancy or complicated. You’ll find your basic chocolate chip cookies, assorted sugar cookies, and other classics that children- and let’s face it, us adults too- absolutely adore.
  • The ingredients are of excellent quality, which definitely makes a substantial difference in the taste. The cookies are simply delicious, and very fresh, with a delightful buttery flavor and tender crumbly texture.
  • You can either buy individual cookies or, as they suggest in their promotion, place an order for a sandwich online and enjoy the treat of a free bonus cookie.
  • This bakery isn’t striving to win patrons over with avant-garde creations. Instead, they stick to what they do very best- keeping the tradition of simplistic, old-school cookies alive.
Hand holding a cookie from Sweet Affair
The best WC cookie!

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.
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