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Carlo's Bakery

95 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Thu 7a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“home of the cake boss! (Cake Boss)”

Carlo’s is a family owned bakery that produces what many say are the best tasting, highest quality wedding cakes, specialty cakes and baked goods in New Jersey. Carlo’s, originally opened by Carlo Guastaffero in 1910, was acquired by Bartolo Valastro Sr. in 1964. Since the untimely passing of Bartolo Sr. in 1994, matriarch Mary Valastro, along with her daughters, Grace, Maddalena, Mary, and Lisa, her son, master baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” Valastro, and their spouses have maintained the business. The Valastro’s and their experienced bakers and staff have expanded Bartolo Sr’s. dream and have seen it flourish. The bakery is located in the heart of Hoboken, New Jersey. Click here for directions Hoboken is best known for being the birthplace of Frank Sinatra and baseball. It is also admired for its charm and proximity to Manhattan. Within this North Jersey, square mile town, Carlo’s has become a landmark establishment providing it’s customers with elegant wedding cakes, buttery crumb cakes, freshly filled cannolis, flaky lobster tails, and a large variety of cookies and pastries whose taste can not be surpassed. Because of the Valastro family’s dedication to quality and excellence, Carlo’s has received national recognition. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications, such as, Modern Bride, and The Knot. Buddy’s cake design was voted by the Today’s Show viewers as best cake in America. He has also appeared in many other media outlets, including multiple appearances on the Food Network, for his intricate sugar art designs specialty cakes and wedding cakes that look just as good as they taste. Fourth generation baker-decorator Buddy Jr. uses what he learned from his father and has taken his skills and artistry to new heights. Every cake made is customized to the individual’s needs and desires. Hundreds of thank you notes from satisfied brides and customers are available for you to review. Even Channel Seven’s Bill Evans said, “The best bakery in New York is in Hoboken.” Every customer is treated like part of the family. For a special treat or a cake for any occasion, pay us a visit, stay a while, and allow us to share with you the time honored tradition that has made us what we are today. We are worth the trip! You can also meet Buddy and the entire Carlos Bakery team on our reality show "Cake Boss".

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Reviewed by
melbode

  • 14 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 25, 2016
Rated 5.0

They were so nice. We went on a Friday morning. They open at 7am we got there at 9am so there was no line. The pastries were fresh and yummy. The cookies are a little expensive but everything else was wroth it. We got to take a picture with Maddalena the sister. She was so sweet

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Reviewed by
itsmarisman

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 13, 2015
Rated 4.0

Super crowded, but definitely worth it. Never tasted a cake so good.

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Reviewed by
candice.kirk

  • 5 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 19, 2014

I didn't get inside, the line was too long. However, I did get to meet Mama Velastro! She was so sweet.

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Reviewed by
candice.kirk

  • 5 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 28, 2014

Going to visit the bakery on 7/11 from Tampa, Fl. I can't wait to taste a Carlo's cannoli! !!

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Reviewed by
tenzingskincare

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 19, 2017

This place is absolutely fantastic! Best cake ever for a reasonable price as well!

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Reviewed by
Abe Lincoln

  • 126 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
November 05, 2014
Rated 4.0

The line can be stupid long to get in here, but the pastries are outstanding. They have one of the best cannoli I've ever tasted, and I'm a cannoli snob who tastes every cannoli I find.

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Carlo's Bakery

95 Washington Street
Hoboken, New Jersey
07030 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Mon - Thu: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Yes Parking

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