Reader Mail: Carlo’s Alternatives?
Hoboken411 reader Gwen is interested in your opinion about Hoboken Bakeries – besides Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop. What say you?
Carlos Jumped the Shark
“I am wondering if you could post something about a bakery in town. I used to use Carlo’s, but now it is so jammed (not to mention expensive and over-commercialized), you can’t get in the place. I need a birthday cake for a family member and don’t know where else to go.
I don’t want a Carvel cake or an ice cream cake from Cold Stone, I just want a regular sheet cake to have for a luncheon – you know, the kind where you can choose what filling you want inside and write whatever message you want. I don’t want to pay a huge amount. Admittedly, the last time I used Carlo’s was for a surprise party for my sister’s birthday and it was $80 for a regular sheet cake for 30 people. That was years ago too, so who knows now… Or can you throw it out there and see what people have to say? I heard there’s a good Italian bakery uptown on Washington, but could not find anything on it (411: That’s Giorgio’s). Also, several items come up for our classic “bakeries” in town that only make bread.