Carlo's Bake Shop

Carlo's Bake Shop

Bakery$$$$
Hoboken
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  • Ranked #2 for bakeries in Hoboken
  • Has a stamp of approval from The Corcoran Group and Village Voice
    • The Corcoran Group
    • Village Voice
  • TLC
    "Don't forget to say hi to Buddy!"(12 Tips)
    Kristina R.
    "But worth it :) cannoli, snowball and biscotti !"(39 Tips)
    Peter S.
    "amazing pastries cheesecake is out of this world lobster tail pastry"(29 Tips)
    Rachel L.
    "I loved the crumb cake and the mini red velvet cake."(5 Tips)
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  • Zac D.
    Zac DaileyApril 9
    Cake is the best!!!
  • Karen
    KarenMarch 9
    Been here 10+ times
    LOBSTER TAIL! Can't get enough of it. There's rarely a line here unless it's summer, then good luck! It seems there are tour buses coming in just for this place. I'll probably still wait.
  • Douglas N.
    Douglas NemrodNovember 29, 2016
    Not what i expect . :-) very sad. No wifi for visitors. No restroom.
  • Dano O.
    Dano OliveiraOctober 28, 2016
    Everything!
  • Carmen Y.
    Carmen YépizOctober 25, 2016
    Is pricey, but tasty.
  • Siobhán
    SiobhánSeptember 10, 2016
    Went when it was calm, and it was so clean and big! Cannoli was just as promised, large and delicious. Can't wait to try other pastries.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KatinasAugust 13, 2016
    Cannoli! Pleasantly surprised with Carlo's! Not sure if it would live up to the hype from the TV series but it did. Very glad we came!
  • Nathan A.
    Nathan AverettAugust 11, 2016
    Cannoli and cupcakes!
  • The Beauti Lounge
    The Beauti LoungeJuly 19, 2016
    Everything. .. Came all the way from Atlanta.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RomeroJuly 4, 2016
    Cheese cake & Lobster tail. Crunch and smoothness on point!
  • Karen C.
    Karen CampuzanoJuly 4, 2016
    Canollis, cakes and cupcakes
  • Dee H.
    Dee HJuly 1, 2016
    Delicious cannoli!
  • Anna K.
    Anna KarelinaJune 25, 2016
    Best cannolli and lobster tails ever!
  • Carrie L.
    Carrie LawsonJune 10, 2016
    The Cannolis & the Lobster Tail!
  • Ghassan A.
    The pastry of cream puffs were crispy on the outside and amazingly soft on the inside. Custard cream was meh. Cannolies had a somewhat of a cinnamon taste to it but were also nothing special.
  • Abdul
    AbdulJune 6, 2016
    Coming back to this place, it's still nice amazing since my last visit. Try their lobster tales and cannolies
  • Foodiespr
    FoodiesprApril 30, 2016
    Get a cannoli! Sorrenti Girls
  • Javier G.
    Javier GutierrezJanuary 14, 2016
    Everything but the cakes not so good!!!
  • Steph G.
    Steph GoldiiJanuary 7, 2016
    For years hes made my son Alex Rodriguez Banana custard cake. #Happy2016
  • Haypha A.
    Haypha ADecember 19, 2015
    one word .. WOW
  • Victor M.
    Victor MartinsNovember 3, 2015
    Some of the products were a bit too heavy on sugar and butter, but overall a great experience.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HughesOctober 23, 2015
    Cannoli are amazing?
  • Pit P.
    Pit PitocaOctober 21, 2015
    Cupcakes and cookies are nice
  • Gabriel M.
    Gabriel MarcheziniSeptember 20, 2015
    Delicious canoli
  • Marco D.
    Marco DonjuanSeptember 17, 2015
    A bit overpriced but some of the treats are worth it.
  • Eddie
    EddieSeptember 15, 2015
    Place was very nice (especially) the new renovation that opened the kitchen so customers can see it. I ordered my food a few days before so there was no wait.
  • Bob T.
    Bob TurnerAugust 18, 2015
    Everything we had was wonderful!
  • Donald S.
    Donald SamburgJuly 28, 2015
    No wait at all. Just went in and picked out what we wanted. Very friendly staff
  • Donald S.
    Donald SamburgJuly 28, 2015
    Everything
  • William C.
    William CapodannoJuly 24, 2015
    Great service at the original location. Yummy cannolis, sesame cookies and crumb cake
  • Jason
    JasonJune 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A must visit in Hoboken, get the mini berry cheesecake for two
  • Yoy R.
    Yoy RamirezApril 23, 2015
    Red velvet!!
  • Michael N.
    Michael NataleApril 2, 2015
    Tried the lobster tail, red velvet cupcake, famous coffee cake -- all disappointing. Had the pignoli cookies and they were great. Overall, overhyped. Go only if there is not a massive line.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PetrocelliMarch 24, 2015
    Love their cakes for a small group. A little pricey but worth it. Good selection. Great cannolis and biscotti. Lobster tails are the best here!
  • Alejandro E.
    Alejandro EstréllaMarch 23, 2015
    It's not good, but not bad either. Definitely overrated though, Bruh!
  • Raphael P.
    Raphael PasiniMarch 18, 2015
    Be patient and you'll taste wonderful treats here! Red Velvet and Peanut Butter's cupcakes are delicious!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LMarch 10, 2015
    As seen on the food network this bakery specializes in cakes. I loved the crumb cake and the mini red velvet cake. We also tried assorted cookies and Nutella linzer tart.
  • Marija N.
    Marija NaumoskiMarch 4, 2015
    Lobster tail!
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GodinhoMarch 2, 2015
    I loved the place. Is pretty crowed during all day, but take your number and be patience to choose, because the food is great
  • Cesar A.
    Cesar AnFebruary 6, 2015
    Love it !!
  • Thiago V.
    Thiago VieiraJanuary 4, 2015
    Red Velvet...Red Velvet...Red Velvet!
  • Victorino F.
    Victorino FernándezJanuary 4, 2015
    The Canolis are incredibles! Get there early
  • Mihir Y P B.
    Mihir Y P BuzzedJanuary 1, 2015
    Yumm - everything is good
  • Maria T.
    Maria TeresaDecember 26, 2014
    Very good place
  • Zhue E.
    Zhue EstradaDecember 18, 2014
    Nothing wow, the cakes are average. it's just because it's famous is cool, better go to the pizzeria in the corner: Basile's.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeadeNovember 28, 2014
    Prepare to wait
  • Telma M.
    Telma MichelotoNovember 5, 2014
    No line at all on a Wednesday afternoon.
  • Eff L.
    Eff LuchoniSeptember 21, 2014
    Yummy...😜
  • John S.
    John SwordsSeptember 21, 2014
    Not the best bakery in Hoboken.
  • Meli
    MeliSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Overrated and overpriced. Avoid the brownies--sweet and bland. Cupcakes are cold and somewhat dry. Lobster tail is good, but one is more than enough. Go at night to avoid the long line, ~8:30pm.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 14, 2014
    Great visit if you're a fan of the show, though expect long lines and no cast members
  • Phoebe A.
    Phoebe AliparoSeptember 1, 2014
    Johnny & Baby @ Carlo's Bake Shop
  • Fabienne A.
    Fabienne AAugust 22, 2014
    Cute shop and admirable family business, but it's a bakery not a flu shot clinic. I stood in line f/ 40mins to get inside and waited another 30mins to order. Worth stopping by, not worth waiting 1hr+.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 12, 2014
    "Leave the gun. Take the lobster tails."
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 12, 2014
    The lines get very long here. Show Hoboken residency and you'll get to the head of the line.
  • Sean A.
    Sean AlcosAugust 8, 2014
    You must get the lobster tails!
  • Gustavo A.
    Gustavo AvelarAugust 7, 2014
    I came here and I verified that the Cake Boss cakes are not only beautiful, they are delicious too.
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BaccalaJuly 24, 2014
    Not worth the wait or money
  • Myriam A.
    Myriam AlizoApril 12, 2014
    The most delicious things: chocolate hazelnut cream puffs.....uhmmmmm
  • Katie M.
    Katie McMillanApril 6, 2014
    Not worth the wait, if you are looking for something sweet go down the street to Crumbs
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 10, 2014
    Village Voice is proud to welcome Carlo's Bake Shop to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV. There's a good reason this bakery has been in business for over a decade.
  • Diana R.
    Diana RodriguezJanuary 6, 2014
    Very small bakery and it gets crowded. The cappuccino was great and so was moms favorite and the pecan snowballs. Traveled from Los Angeles!! Worth the trip!!
  • Chris
    ChrisDecember 30, 2013
    great lobster tails. We got there at 9 on a Friday, walked right in. Lucky!
  • Erica C.
    Erica COctober 17, 2013
    This was not worth the ridiculous wait. Don't do it.
  • Ol_ka K.
    Ol_ka KOctober 15, 2013
    Yummy))) but it's too many people >_<
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio MartinsOctober 14, 2013
    You can do a workshop in the Carlos Factory. Awesome.
  • Hyron C.
    Hyron CatlynSeptember 7, 2013
    Prepare to wait....line ridiculous
  • Dana S.
    Dana Sheesley WitmanSeptember 7, 2013
    Love it!! Best bakery ever.
  • Peter
    PeterSeptember 2, 2013
    It's good, not great. The lobster tails are good. But not worth the wait.
  • Sandy K.
    Sandy KaurAugust 15, 2013
    Long line! Didn't get to go in much before we were rudely told to wait in line. So I have no clue how the pasteries were which sucks since I love the show and wanted to buy.
  • George B.
    George BenaroyaAugust 11, 2013
    About 2 hrs wait. Security guys quite friendly, courteous. Line continues on the next block. We are told lines are always busy, but shorter at the other 2 locations (one in NYC)
  • Kim G.
    Kim GlassmanAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're a Hoboken resident, make sure you sure your ID to get to the front of the line.
  • Renee S.
    Renee SalsburyAugust 3, 2013
    Get here early!!!
  • Patricia G.
    Patricia GrutekeJuly 27, 2013
    Saw him on the Rachel Ray show
  • Dariana Acevedo
    Dariana AcevedoJuly 7, 2013
    The crumb cake is HEAVEN!!
  • Anita P.
    Anita PuskarJuly 4, 2013
    Cake Boss Bakery!!!!!!
  • Rex H.
    Rex HarrisJune 29, 2013
    Get here early if u don't want to wait all day.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DappJune 27, 2013
    It is worth the wait.
  • Peter S.
    Peter StepanekJune 26, 2013
    www.skyhighart.com peter stepanek photography highly recommended fun family spot delish pastries and cakes right across from Hoboken City Hall great neighborhood take a look around. Pete Stepanek DC
  • Peter S.
    Peter StepanekJune 26, 2013
    Excellent spot to visit amazing pastries cheesecake is out of this world lobster tail pastry tastes great come on a weekday line is big service slow needs to b expedited faster. Overall 2 thumbs up!
  • Jenny G.
    Jenny GarciaJune 23, 2013
    Forget the cannolis and get a cream puff! They were so good. Lobster tails, cannolis, and crumb cake were pretty decent.
  • Ece O.
    Ece OksumJune 17, 2013
    Lobster tails are the best!!!
  • Lena C.
    Lena CarboneMay 28, 2013
    YOU ARE THE BEST EVER <3 <3 <3
  • Lena C.
    Lena CarboneMay 28, 2013
    YOU ARE THE BEST EVER YOU ARE MY FAVORITE!!! <3 <3 <3
  • Kristina R.
    Kristina RoseMay 23, 2013
    Line is lonnnggg! But worth it :) cannoli, snowball and biscotti !
  • 🚍Bill🚍 V.
    They make the craftiest face cakes, PERIOD. I had two done for my partner's 40th & 50th birthdays &!one for my mother's 80th. They looked great and tasted better. Heavy workouts @ the gym r required.
  • Ray S.
    Ray ShiApril 28, 2013
    It must be a very famous bake shop! Get in a looong line, and ready for the good stuff!
  • Rita A.
    Rita AlvesApril 18, 2013
    My biggest dream would be to learn from you to make perfect cakes and sweets. But already my dream would be realized if Buddy did a cake from Harry Potter to me.
  • Rita A.
    Rita AlvesApril 18, 2013
    Hello, my name is Rita, I live in Brazil and I am huge fan of Buddy and the entire team at Carlo's.
  • Rishen K.
    Rishen KApril 14, 2013
    Was early to beat queue which got quite long 5 minutes later... Awesome experience! Also tried the Cake Boss Cafe in New York!
  • Isaac R.
    Isaac RatcliffApril 9, 2013
    I watch Cake Boss all the time and im only a kid but i still bake cakes here at my house
  • Stacy
    StacyApril 8, 2013
    Be prepared to wait, WORTH IT! Lobster Tails are everything! Jelly-filled round sugar cookies are amazing!
  • Liza M.
    Liza MarreroApril 8, 2013
    GET THERE EARLY! Also they have classes that you can sign up for and decorate a cake! I did it for my Son's birthday and he LOVED it. The Carlos Staff is super nice and wonderful.
  • James M.
    James MoralesApril 8, 2013
    Go cake boss, finally accept Amex!!! Thank you!
  • valdine l.
    valdine langApril 2, 2013
    When will u be opening a store in South Africa we also was the Carlos Bakery Magic
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle StephanieFebruary 15, 2013
    Great cakes i love them i would so go back again.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LeeFebruary 13, 2013
    Sad that Buddy's Mom now knows her son thinks cheating is ok and that Buddy didn't realize that his customers are now telling their children that Carlos' does not represent the values thy should have
  • Gabe G.
    Gabe GreenbergFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The cakes and pastries are some of the best in NJ. The only crazy thing is the lines and their new higher prices
  • Candy R.
    Candy RodriguezJanuary 26, 2013
    Must get the cannolis!! Be prepared to wait in line.
  • Cleverson F.
    Cleverson FiuzaDecember 27, 2012
    The cupcake is fabulous!!!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CastilloJanuary 16
    Los olores!!!! Los colores!!! Y los sabores!!!!
  • Lidia C.
    Lidia Centol ParentJuly 30, 2016
    Me gustaria probar los canolis rellenos de crema,,,,
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrilovichJuly 28, 2016
    El lugar está lleno, pero la pastelería es buena, vale la pena venir. La atención fue rápida y atenta.
  • Neslihan T.
    Neslihan TanJuly 28, 2016
    neden Ankara'ya da bir şube açmıyorsun chehf Buddy ??
  • Iliana H.
    Iliana HpJuly 23, 2016
    Muy rico... Pero no encontré a Budy Jejejeje
  • Lidia C.
    Lidia Centol ParentJuly 10, 2016
    Sigo su programa, me encanta
  • Erika L.
    Erika LaisMay 11, 2016
    Adooooro o morango com chocolate 😋
  • Jose Cleriston G.
    Quem conhece o programa tem que comer os bolos.
  • Jose Cleriston G.
    Pra quem já assiste o Programa tem que conhecer ao vivo.
  • Claudia B.
    Claudia BarreiraFebruary 23, 2016
    Todo mundo come com os olhos, mas quando chega na boca e meio decepcionante !! :/
  • Julyane L.
    Julyane LimaJanuary 30, 2016
    Muito bom 😍😍
  • Marina Y.
    Marina YoshimotoJanuary 11, 2016
    Aos finais de semana tem filas enormes, fui num dia de semana e foi super tranquilo. O melhor doce é o Canolli.
  • Sheilla
    SheillaJanuary 4, 2016
    As decorações são lindas. Doces deliciosos. Porém já os cupcakes, esperávamos um pouco mais, como os saborosos da Magnolia bakery no Rockeffeller, que conhecemos nessa viagem também.
  • Vanne R.
    Vanne ReyesDecember 14, 2015
    El servicio, increíble 😉
  • CARLOS L., C.
    CARLOS L., CASTILLO G.November 29, 2015
    Ricos dulces
  • cvvh
    cvvhSeptember 19, 2015
    Si quieres ver a la famiglia, el chofer del camión a Hoboken nos dijo que graban en lunes. Yo fui en miércoles y no estaba atascado, buen día para fanear, turistear y probar las LOBSTER TAILS!!!!
  • cvvh
    cvvhSeptember 19, 2015
    Si vinieron por la tele (cómo yo) dense una lobster tail, nada empalagosa crujiente y súper rica. Lo demás está dulce dulce como la chingada.
  • Mauricio M.
    Mauricio MauAugust 15, 2015
    Os doces são os mesmos da filial de manhattan. Tem o charme de ser a primeira.
  • Priscila C.
    Priscila CaineliJuly 9, 2015
    O melhor cupcake que eu já comi na vida! Mas se prepare pra fila...
  • Alice A.
    Alice AraujoJuly 9, 2015
    Realizei o sonho de comer canolle ... Divino.
  • Thiago S.
    Thiago SilvaJuly 7, 2015
    Padaria famosa onde é gravado o programa "cake boss"... Impossível sair de lá sem estar 10 kg mais gordo kkk
  • Maira A.
    Maira APortugalApril 21, 2015
    Esse doces sao incriveis!
  • Maira A.
    Maira APortugalApril 21, 2015
    Pare e coma um doce! Tudo que provei foi divino!
  • Ulisses @ M.
    Ulisses @ MMarch 18, 2015
    Tudo gostoso, mas bem caro.
  • chiara
    chiaraFebruary 19, 2015
    Cupcake all'oreo buonissimo ! 😱
  • Beatriz B.
    Beatriz BolanosFebruary 3, 2015
    Lugar de referencia en Hoboken, buena calidad
  • Fatoş ⚓️ G.
    Fatoş ⚓️ GünaydınFebruary 2, 2015
    Harika bi yer inanılmazzzz🎂🎂🎂🎂
  • Fernanda R.
    Fernanda RibeiroDecember 30, 2014
    Doces incríveis e excelente atendimento!
  • AnaCristina M.
    Todo muy Rico!
  • Berkay Ç.
    Berkay ÇelikSeptember 22, 2014
    buraya kesinlikle gitmek istiyourm türkiyeye bir tane sube açmalılar discoveryden kesinlikle aklımda kaldı 2 yıl sonra burdayım :)
  • Marco G.
    Marco GalantinSeptember 4, 2014
    Für Fans der TV-Serie, sehr cremige und kalorienreiche Süßigkeiten, gut zum Frühstücken
  • Filippo C.
    Filippo CostiAugust 17, 2014
    La tarta de cumpleaños de Talia
  • Oliiy F.
    Oliiy FuentesAugust 17, 2014
    hola quisiera saver sobre los cannolis me encantaria comerlos Buddy
  • Joaquin S.
    Si piensas ir, que sea temprano porque hay colas y la pastelería es pequeña
  • Alejandro C.
    Alejandro CastroJuly 28, 2014
    Panadería mediocre
  • Yaremi V.
    Yaremi VargasJune 20, 2014
    me encanta tu programa
  • Angela S.
    Angela SperandioJune 5, 2014
    Tudo é lindo e de dar água na boca! E você ainda corre o risco de topar com o Buddy, eu topei com o Mauro Castanho. :)
  • Lorenzo B.
    Lorenzo BigarelliJanuary 2, 2014
    Copritevi bene....!!! Fa un freddo ma ne vale la pena ....!!!!
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