Carlo's Bake Shop

Bakery in Santa Monica

The West Coast outpost of this shop featured on the TLC Network's Cake Boss show may be in sunny SaMo, but it stays true to its century-plus-old Italian roots in Hoboken, New Jersey. Chef Buddy Valastro oversees pastries such as ricotta-filled cannoli and 'lobster tails' (filled with cream, not lobster!), plus éclairs, doughnuts, tiramisu, coffees, cookies and, naturally, gorgeous cakes.