The Little Daisy Bake Shop

622 Valley Rd, Montclair
(973) 707-2157

Recent Reviews

Jackie Freeman

Soooo good! Definitely one of my favorite bakeries. Cupcakes, cakes, cinnamon rolls and crumb cake are all amazing! Highly recommend!

Andrew W.

We had a chocolate chip cookie and a "Hostess" style cupcake which were good. When we got home, we found the orange pound cake to be lacking in flavor, but it also was dried out and seemed stale, I am sorry to say.

Sonia S.

They need to hire more staff. I wanted to put in a simple order- 13 cupcakes with white frosting, 13 cupcakes with pink frosting for over a month from now. The woman at the front was pretty rude and rebuffed me (despite the fact that I was a paying customer, just bought a cupcake and had ordered a gender reveal cake a few months back). She told me they don't do custom orders due to staffing, they do gender reveal cupcakes with pink and blue frosting. She then proceeded to give me a lecture that " we can't cater to everyone who wants orange, purple, yellow frosting ". I said nothing of the sort, and furthermore if you're already making pink and blue frosting then you already have pink frosting, and it's much more simple as you're not mixing with an extra color. The cupcake I did eat here was good, but I won't be back due to the lack of customer service and policies which make absolutely no sense. I appreciate the business owner responding. However, my two star review isn't because an exception wasn't made for me. As I stated in my review, it's due to the incredible rudeness I encountered, which I quoted above. I was spoken down to which I did not appreciate.

EE Grimshaw

After having two very mediocre slices of pizza down the street on Friday afternoon, I decided to roam the neighborhood in search of a palate cleanser. I certainly found it, thereby salvaging my lunchtime adventures in the process.The Little Daisy Bake Shop has a pretty unobtrusive storefront right on the main drag in Upper Montclair. (Although now that I think about it, an argument could be made that Upper Montclair has two main drags. Well, this is one of them then.) In the best form of natural advertising available, I smelled the scrumptiousness from about a dozen yards away before entering. The shop itself is pretty small - it's definitely not a sit-down establishment, though it looked like they had some potential outside seating for non-February weather. Both of the women behind the counter were very helpful/friendly, and were quick to identify any and all pastries I happened to point at.I ended up selecting the best looking one of the bunch - a slice of the chocolate raspberry bread. Based on the taste/density, this could easily be sold as cake too, and I actually had to go onto their website prior to writing this review to confirm which it was. It was very scrumptious, with an all-natural raspberry puree/frosting on top. I took an awkward picture (attached) of the slice in my little white bag, and it didn't occur to me until after I ate it a few minutes later that I could have just taken it out of the bag and photographed it. Oh well - we're all works in progress at the end of the day. The only constructive feedback I have is that my particular slice was an end piece, and the edge was a little tough/dry, but the positives far outweighed the negatives.There was also a COVID-related mask interaction in the shop while I was ordering that was handled just perfectly. Masks were required to come inside, but a customer came in after me who didn't have one. I would say roughly 90% of the time in my experience, the employees don't even bother to enforce that when the situation presents itself (and I can understand why, given the sheer number of nutty social media videos out there), but I was impressed by how polite/respectful the staff was in requesting that the individual mask up. He good naturedly apologized and readily took the mask they offered him. I'm sure it doesn't always turn out that way, but it was refreshing to see a pleasant interaction in that regard.Strong recommend, and the price point was stunningly reasonable for the area - a little over $3 for a slice of pastry goodness.

Emma G.

After having two very mediocre slices of pizza down the street on Friday afternoon, I decided to roam the neighborhood in search of a palate cleanser. I certainly found it, thereby salvaging my lunchtime adventures in the process. The Little Daisy Bake Shop has a pretty unobtrusive storefront right on the main drag in Upper Montclair. (Although now that I think about it, an argument could be made that Upper Montclair has two main drags. Well, this is one of them then.) In the best form of natural advertising available, I smelled the scrumptiousness from about a dozen yards away before entering. The shop itself is pretty small - it's definitely not a sit-down establishment, though it looked like they had some potential outside seating for non-February weather. Both of the women behind the counter were very helpful/friendly, and were quick to identify any and all pastries I happened to point at. I ended up selecting the best looking one of the bunch - a slice of the chocolate raspberry bread. Based on the taste/density, this could easily be sold as cake too, and I actually had to go onto their website prior to writing this review to confirm which it was. It was very scrumptious, with an all-natural raspberry puree/frosting on top. I took an awkward picture (attached) of the slice in my little white bag, and it didn't occur to me until after I ate it a few minutes later that I could have just taken it out of the bag and photographed it. Oh well - we're all works in progress at the end of the day. The only constructive feedback I have is that my particular slice was an end piece, and the edge was a little tough/dry, but the positives far outweighed the negatives. There was also a COVID-related mask interaction in the shop while I was ordering that was handled just perfectly. Masks were required to come inside, but a customer came in after me who didn't have one. I would say roughly 90% of the time in my experience, the employees don't even bother to enforce that when the situation presents itself (and I can understand why, given the sheer number of nutty social media videos out there), but I was impressed by how polite/respectful the staff was in requesting that the individual mask up. He good naturedly apologized and readily took the mask they offered him. I'm sure it doesn't always turn out that way, but it was refreshing to see a pleasant interaction in that regard. Strong recommend, and the price point was stunningly reasonable for the area - a little over $3 for a slice of pastry goodness.

Angie G.

I came in towards the end of the day but was still met with lots of delicious options. I opted for two cookies and I am not sure how to use words to describe how delicious they are! If you are in the area stop in and pick up a treat for yourself!

Angie Fan

I have been here many times in the last few years… at first I didn’t think much of the service or the owner it’s always been a bit awkward going inside and ordering, a forced cordial greeting and service from the owner but not until a few months ago when I came in with my daughter did I finally put it together. My daughter and I were standing in line and there was a customer in front of us and behind us, we were there for my daughters birthday picking up some cupcakes to bring to her nursery school and the owner came out to help, she chatted it up quite friendly with the customer in front of us, took our order quickly, and then chatted it up with the people behind us. Did she know these customers more then us? NO she seemed to ask them questions of where they were from etc etc…what was awful was my 3 year old daughter was there, she was the only kid inside with big eyes loving all the sweet treats and the owner PAID ZERO ATTENTION to HER or me other then a swift checkout and we were there specifically for my daughters birthday. She continued to chat to others AROUND US. I found the experience RUDE & DISCRIMINATORY. This has not been the first time she has acted like this towards me, but I’ve always been by myself so I didn’t take it personally, but when she blew my daughter off it’s time for me to speak up. This little place might have good reviews but be careful where you patronize, we are in a BLACK LIVES movement, AND AAPI TOO. We will never go back.

Barbara H.

The hours listed in Yelp and elsewhere online appear to be incorrect. This past weekend I stopped on a Sunday and they were closed. A handwritten sign announced they would be closed on Sunday yet open on Tuesday. This is the same number of days (5 days) it has been open since reopening after COVID. An Instagram posting implies that because of being shortstaffed they're now closing on Sunday (yet opening on Tuesday?). It does not appear to be a temporary scheduling change. Their products are definitely five-star. I just feel that for a bakery to be closed on Sunday is a mistake. It is a busy entertaining day and I would not want to pick up cake on Saturdays to serve on Sunday. I would also hate to go anywhere else. I hope they reconsider. I also think it's pretty important to change all online schedule postings if this is the case. Instagram seems to only have the correct hours.

Adam C.

The problem is if you don't pre-order or go in early they run out all the good stuff and everything is good! Nut free is also key, that makes everything easy to never worry about! Place is all right with me.

Sophia P.

I've been here twice now and can vouch for the cinnamon rolls, all the scones and the zucchini cake. It's small and a tight squeeze - no lingering, two patrons in at a time - but worth getting a selection to share with friends. The photos here are of all the goodies I've yet to try!

Kristine Bell

Friendly staff. Classy cake. Delicious scones. Fairly priced. Definitely recommend!

Janet Randall

I love their products! The website is unclear. I went through the ordering process to buy a birthday cake. They have the next pick up date to be 6/4/2021. Today is th second and they are not answering the phone.

Bryan Dittemer

They messed up the order for my friends baby's party and delivered the desserts to somewhere else. I don't know who is enjoying the cakes she paid for, but now myself and a few others had to bring emergency desserts to save the party.You cost me money, so now I'm taking the time to leave a bad review for your incompetence and lack of good customer service.

Joe J

Got a birthday cake here last year. It was pretty good. It is a nice shop with lots of great options.

Scott Keller

Wow, just had one of their cupcakes and it was exceptional. Delicious buttercream and moist, perfect cake. I really want to order my next custom cake from here!!

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