Reviews of Good Cakes and Bakes (Bakery)

19363 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221, United States

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Aladdin's Joy

Wow! One of the best desert places I've been to. Try the strawberry cheesecake, it won't disappoint.

Jason Stafford

Excellent vegan options! Never been disappointed and the prices are great! Highly recommend

Kathleen Annel Cooper

Their cupcakes are heavenly! Got two salted caramel cupcakes and they were just so amazingly delicious. Staff was also very friendly. Also had dark roast coffee. Almost went to the cafe beside this but transferred here instead since the other one was too noisy it wasn't relaxing at all. Husband picked me up and finished the cupcake very quick. Will come back again and we'll try other flavors this time. Excited!

James Mac Kenzie

My wife is vegan and would love to try this place. Good Cakes and Bakes has been recommended to us many times and this morning we finally got there for the first time. We were very surprised by how nice it looks inside. The place is small but has a nice menu with several great sounding options. The food and drinks are delicious, and my wife really enjoyed it! Baked goods have many wheat free, soy free, and nut free options on top of being 100% vegan. The eating area is small, but colorful and cute. Excellent flavor and good portion sizes. We brought home several terrific looking desserts but wanted to get this review done before I forgot.

Chris McTaggart

It has been a while aince I've been here but the owner and her staff were super friendly and generous. Gave me free coffee while waiting for some cinnamon rolls, which were delicious

A M.

We love going to this bakery. We have been going since they opened. When we see reviews from people not liking them, it’s crazy to us. They use all natural and organic products from scratch. That means that everything is made fresh and daily. They do offer “day old” products but that usually means that it’s half off or BOGO. We have never paid full price for a treat and it did not taste fresh, moist and very flavorful. We order our special occasion cakes from here too. They do not make those super beautiful and fancy cakes, but they do make the best tasting cake! When you go to them go for the flavor, taste and superb customer service and not for one of those super fancy cake that taste dry or flavorless. Make sure you take time to have some of the best coffee we ever had (Chazzano) in Detroit. It’s not made hours in advance, it’s made fresh per cup French Press. They also, have WiFi and tons of seating. Bring your kids too, they have a kids area that has great toys and books to keep them occupied while you get some work done.

Ernestina Walker

Great desserts

T.C. Glotfelty

No wonder why they get such rave reviews. They're definitely well deserved. The best vegan cupcakes in tri-county, hands down. Bought a lot today, and can't wait to place a custom cupcake order for my baby shower. Btw, they have this AMAZING animal air conditioning station right outside their doors. Best thing ever!

Mika Kuran

Had a good talk with the woman. She was very helpful and kind and gave us a nice deal with good prices! Will definitely come back again! Thanks!

Michelle Gibson

Chicken kale soup was very good and the lemon blueberry pound cake is the best.

Maurice Telesford

My wife and I frequently visit Good Cake and Bakes. The desserts and coffee are delicious. We also had our baby shower there. This is a wonderful event space for showers or children's events. It is beautifully decorated and the staff were very accommodating.

Beverly Baldwin

I went there to pick up a package fedex


I rememeber when my hair salon was a couple of doors down from this place. It was extremely cold. I had got their hot chocolate and organic chocolate cupcakes. I absolutely loved it and still do. I loved the atmosphere there. I even want a job there.


Homemade at it finest

Stephanie Reed

Classy and unique ! Great desserts and family friendly !

Deveri Gifford

Love that they have organic ingredients and vegan options. April's attention to detail and care shows in every interaction. I highly recommend!

Melissa Avery

Amazing! And the nicest owner/chef! Definitely worth the drive! Will be back!!

Urban Lux

I love this place.

Amy Msouty

Really cute spot and friendly staff. Good flavor options!

Mouna Somaiah

This review is for an online delivery that I placed with the bakery. The website is super easy to navigate. I was able to chat live with the store personnel and ask questions before I placed the order. The delivery was made right on time. And about the cupcakes, they were amazing! Thank you Good Cakes and Bakes. Looking forward to visit your store sometime.


Very friendly staff and AMAZING baked goods!!

King David

Tasty treats even a vegan can enjoy.

JP Low

Customer service was amazing! Awaiting my VEGAN birthday cake orders will update review!

Renee Wallace

The hospitality was wonderful, the space perfect for the gathering. Thanks April.

Christopher Thurman

Became with online ordering make sure the order goes through even when you call to confirm. Wife was very disappointed. Cant wait for my refund to go through.

terrance faulkner

If you don't buy something from just walking in from the smell then your not a sweet eater! We will continue to be repeat customers!

Byron Gainey

I've bought many things from this wonderful bakery... Birthday cakes... Welcome home cakes.... Cupcakes.... This place is awesome free smells and wonderful bakery goods.... They also have a coffee press that's outta this world good..... You really can't go wrong with anything from this place take my word for it!!!!

Truly Blessed

Lawd this place has good desserts!!!!

Chanle Johnson

Delicious and affordable. Vegan options too!

Chawntay Edwards

Will definitely be back

Cheryl Kearney

To my surprise, the vegan carrot cake was delicious. Thanks for the recommendation Danielle. As always, the black-eyed pea and collard greens soup was great! !!


Great cupcakes and cakes. Wonderful place to have a conversation

alexis lopez

I stumbled on this beauty just in the area trying to do a quick meet and greet. It's a nice little quaint when's the cool spot. Very nice young ladies that were very helpful and polite. And the host of treats that they had looked phenomenal. I tried the spicy potato kale soup which was very good with a homemade corn muffin. And I bought a white cupcake with buttercream frosting which was so delicious moist and flavorful. Just going into this place you want to sample everything it looks so delicious and they have vegan options. I can't wait to go back I wish I lived closer

Monica Marie Jones

Delicious coffee, sweet treats and savory soups. Inspiring and colorful space that is great for meetings or events.

Jennifer Schwartz

The desserts here are wonderful. I have their cupcakes regularly and have ordered several cakes for events. You would never know the vegan and gluten free items aren’t just regular bakery products. Also, the owners are wonderful, generous folks and do so much for the community. Really great people and even better food!

Menchae A

I usually don’t give reviews but my husband and I were really excited to go to this bakery with all of the good reviews and of course to support our local businesses. We picked up 6 cupcakes which totaled almost 17.00. The young lady that waited on us was really nice so she gets the star. The cupcakes on the other hand were horrible! The chocolate icing was so hard that it fell off the cupcake and the cupcake was so dry, hard and tasted like cornbread. I’m so disappointed. I kept trying to make excuses for the old cupcakes but there is no excuse when I spend my hard earned money and the product definitely doesn’t taste worth it.

Michael G Smith

The crumble cake is great.

Sonda Thomas

The lemon blueberry loaf and the Feta Tomato quiche are my go-to-feel-better choices. They are perfection each and every time! I'll be calling again soon!

Andre Lewis

It was a great experience the customer service was exceptional the staff was very professional

Charles Primas

Love the cupcakes and banana pudding.

John Ray

Local bakery serving up the best treats. I’m not a huge sweets person but when I do have a craving, I check out Good Cakes & Bakes. They have their staple items but also have new desserts come online from time to time. Everything I’ve eaten has been solid. I also ordered some cupcakes for my husband’s surprise party last month and everyone loved them—the regular and vegan ones. Definitely check this place out whenever you have a sweet tooth and want quality ingredients.

Lynette Hunter Halalay

I love everything about This Bakery! Ms April the baker is sweeter than her Pastries! Cookies, cakes and pies, you name it everything in there is sweet and delicious. Hand made yes and Thank you! My favorite are the Lemon bars! Life just got sweeter because of the Good Cakes and Bakes.

Tryna Jackson

This is the best bakery in the city of Detroit, I fell in love the moment I stepped inside, the decor the spotlessness of the establishment and the smells of the bake goods OMG! I've ordered cakes and have never been dissapointed, the only problem that I've had is trying to chose what to get, I spend a lot of time at the counter just trying to chose it is sooooooo hard to leave that place with one or two things when you really want five or six things and still trying to watch your figure!

Lisa Funchess

Great place to grab a sweet treat. The vegan carrot cake is my all time favorite. The red velvet cupcake, the banana pudding, the sea salt chocolate chip cookie, the seven up cake to the bitter licking good ice cream, they are all great.

Diamonis Sparklishine

Customer service gets the star. However, management needs a refresher course on how to order supplies and maintain business while on vacation. Checking your stock BEFORE you go out of town so your employees can effectively run your business in your absence is a great start. Either that or lose more tentative customers due to lack of consistency in customer satisfaction. And an improvement on how to treat your employees would be a substantial improvement as well.

Veronica Mcinnis

Great service and great taste!

Christopher Davis

It Now Represents The Time & Place Which Launched My Great~Nephews Campaign Kick~Off As, He Is A Candidate For MICHIGAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE Of Detroit's 3rd Congressional District. Thanks

Jamal Wheeler

1st time. Great. Will be back.

Glynis McLehan

Big disappointment but I guess ordering soup from a bakery is kind of a dumb move and they didn't give me the corn muffin as stated on the menu. May try again but I doubt it. I ordered thru Postmates so you guys should pay better attention to these orders. Very disappointing

Joliba H

Patti LaBelle who!!? Hands down the best banana pudding I EVER HAD RIGHT HERE! I knew they were recently on the Today show where someone said they have the best cake they've ever tasted. True! The lemon cake is divine! & the vegan carrot cake!! My family didn't even know it was vegan! They loved it. The quality of ingredients is top-notch, organic, vegan options, the owners and staff- I love them! They are just so friendly and helpful. There is a little kids' area in the back. It's colorful, clean, and they have books and games! They have construction outside (until Sept 2019, they think) so unfortunately business has gone down for them because of it. So let's lift them up! Support this local gem. Everything is delicious! Stop in, you'll be glad you did! P.S. you can order a whole cake with a day or two's notice- you can order up that lemon cake without ever having tasted it, for whatever special event you have. Soo good!

Susan Matous

Good Cakes & Bakes is my favorite bakery. Not only is it located in my beloved childhood Detroit neighborhood. And owned & run by a phenomenal woman, Ms. April. But April is able to bake a dairy & gluten free cake for me that tastes just as delicious as any other. All her other treats I have bought for my friends & family have been a hit too.

Elizabeth Mays

The batter is homemade, the icing was sweet and light and the service is great! I needed a cake made within 2 days and they were able to accommodate me. They're a local, woman-owned, small business, delicious bakery ... why wouldn't you patronize them? Thanks GC&B for being a great addition to Livernois!

O Grosky

This place is not organic! Not sure why it says that. Sure, they might use an organic ingredient here or there, but they’re not an organic bakery.

Victoria Scott

Best bakery ever! Words can't describe the flavors! Homemade style cupcake. No store bought flavor or texture here.

Shaylynn1 Artist

My Granddaughter absolutely loves Good Cakes & Bakes, they have Organic Cupcakes & Cookies, the Hot chocolate is to die for and the Staff is Amazingly friendly and helpful with helping you select just the right Item.

Lady Val Ward

Love the pastries and Love the atmosphere! Great place

Kara Glithero

Talked with the owner and had a wonderful experience. Try the butter gooey cake!

Cheryl Morris

Delicious cakes, cookies and pastries. Cute decor and friendly service.

Eric Malcolm

Great Cupcakes! Ordered them for a catered event for 40 to 50 people and they were a hit!

Rick Morgan

This bakery came highly recommended after asking around for a bakery to do a personalized cake. I came to April with a very specific design for my friend’s birthday. I only wanted a small cake To feed about 4 people. I was told, since my design was so intricate and specific, I had to go up one size in cakes. That was fine because I wanted the design. We drafted and agreed upon a design and color. I was charged a design fee and of course had to spend More money since I had to have a larger cake. The day I went to pick up the cake, the cake was nothing that we agreed upon. I believe firmly that it’s all about the recovery. April was very defensive and argumentative, as if I personally offended her about her work. I was not offered a remake, a refund for my design fee or the difference in the amount of the cake siZes. The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth and I will avoid this place at all costs and encourage those I know to do the same.

Jasmine Kaplan

I called and emailed on Sunday then called today to place an order for a cake for a memorial service this week. This was a time sensitive request and the owner did not have any decency to return my messages to let me know she could not fulfill the order. When I finally was able to reach someone today I was told they could make a simple chocolate sheet cake with the German chocolate icing. Ignorant and useless.

Deepa Pelzer

no good service and they had withdrawn a huge amount for a lemon cake order which hasnt even been deliverd! very disappointing!!!


From the first time I tried the baked goods in this bakery, I was hooked. That was over a year ago. You can just tell the baker, April, loves what she does. On top of that, she uses organic products. So amazing and this was so needed in Detroit. The atmosphere in the establishment makes you just want to come back, over and over again. Bravo!!! Update: Since I can't leave more than one review... I have to mention that the carrot cake cupcakes are SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!!! My favorites are Red Velvet and Carrot Cake, hands down! My other favorite is the Sweet Potato Cake. The caramel apple cheesecake is THE BIZ!!! I just LOVE this place!

Angie Hall

Great Customer Service and delicious baked goods.

Hollow Pack

Love there food

Michelle Leppek

Such a welcoming and bright space. The pound cake is delicious! A great place to read a book or meet a friend. There are games, a lending library, and lots of information about community events. Great service too!!

Michael Bridges

Learned about this place in Food and Wine magazine, first time patron and picked up several favors of

Melinda Anderson

I love GCAB. The service is excellent and I love the owners!

Jahron Bowman

Nice Vegan options, Great service!

Sonya Simmons

The bakery smelled so good,and the service was great. We definitely will be back.

Rhiannon Chester

I love the space. I have meetings there often and the staff is always so gracious. Plus they have delicious sweets and warm tea!

Lynn Burdell

The brownies and the rum cake especially are my favorites. The service was attentative, knowledgeable of the products and professional. Veggies have a variety of offerings made with us in mind!

A Smith

This is now my favorite bakery and place to get some good vibes. I'm so glad someone told me about it. The people are friendly and it's black owned! GO DETROIT!!

Helena Doucet

Great place for some one whose vegan,gulten free and want all organic or natural sweets.

Shannon Harper

Had my daughter's 13th birthday party there. Loooved the decor and the amazing cupcakes!

Leah Cartwright

I have been going here for 3 years now and I am still loving it like the first day! Awesome treats! Great atmosphere and just a great spot in the community!


Brownies are SOOOOO good!!!

Queen Collections

Ordered the strawberry butter cake and red velvet cupcakes and they were very very good.

T.K. Sweeney

Loved that she had several different options! I’d been back multiple times and thoroughly enjoyed each option! Lol I would go again but I’m no longer living in freezing cold MI! Mad about missing the delicious treats...not the weather though!

R. Christopher Prater

Granted I'm biased because I love good confections, good coffee and good service so rating GOOD CAKES & BAKES is easy. I only wish they'd change the name to be more reflective of just how fantastic this place is! Let's call it GREAT CAKES & BAKES!

Elizabeth Arnott

Such a great experience! April and the staff are so helpful and friendly. Whether you stop in for cupcakes on the go or have a cake baked for a holiday or birthday, know that you're in good hands. Their baked goods are delicious and I look forward to the next occasion so I can order another cake!

A. Malik Pasha

Has the best vegan carrot cake, hands down.

Eileen Hauser

Seriously, the best cupcakes I've ever had!! These were delivered as a surprise present. Every single one was amazing! Very light and fluffy cake. Icing was so good and not too sweet. I'll have to come check out the store soon.

Delphia Simmons

My favorites are the red velvet and the chocolate cupcakes. Oh! And the ooey gooey lemon bars...yum!

Dee Cee

Very nice place,pleasant atmosphere

Alisa Turner

Everything is good here! Here enjoying the watch party, Good Cakes and Bakes is on the show Cheap Eats!

Sheila L Pettis

I saw this Bakery featured on the Today Show and was so impressed with the Mother /Daughter Business. I am originally from the Detroit area and was visiting family this week and made sure to stop by and congratulate them on their business. I purchased some cupcakes and they were some of the best cupcakes that I have ever tasted. So moist and tasteful. I highly recommend this bakery.


Hello April, I see that you took the time to respond to my review. My bank did reach out to you as did I after the birthday party, I never heard from you and I no longer cared to deal with the unprofessionalism; I would've never accepted anything you had to offer but my money back because I believe you to be a spiteful business owner. Regardless! You should've left the response as is. You didn't bake the cake? That's really funny. What a liar, it's a shame and you are so unprofessional it's disgusting. You did in fact bake the cake, along with a red velvet cake, and a smash cake. The cake didn't have any tier foundations, the smash cake was not the flavor we discussed and what was listed on the order form, you took the smaller cakes out of the fridge and that cake was fresh out of the oven (you told me the night before you weren't going to be working on it until the morning of the party remember? (I have the e-mail) It's not my job to delegate how you perform your baker duties), people shouldn't decorate cakes warm but they do and that's exactly what YOU did! The box wasn't even big enough for the cake as shown in the picture so why give people advice on how to transport it when it isn't even secured appropriately to leave your bakery? Please don't respond with your nonsensical comments again because if it will please you and your unprofessional staff I will post pictures of the receipt, the other cakes, and the e-mails that you took forever to respond to or didn't respond to at all (sounds right up your alley). You took advantage of a mother (that was willing to be a long term customer) trying to make her child's birthday amazing for your own selfish gain. You can easily click on my avatar to access my e-mail address if you wanted to "rectify" the problem. THANK-YOU GOOGLE AND OTHER CUSTOMER REVIEW SITES FOR NOT ALLOWING BUSINESS OWNERS TO ONLY SHOWCASE THEIR "GOOD" SERVICES! AND THANK-YOU FOR ALLOWING ALL CUSTOMERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE THEIR OPINIONS IN A FORUM THAT DOESN'T ALLOW BUSINESS OWNERS TO REMOVE REAL!!! REVIEWS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT REVIEWS THAT THEY LIKE!!! DO BETTER BUSINESS & YOU WON'T GET DISPLEASED CUSTOMERS! YOU SHOULD APPRECIATE THE HONEST FEEDBACK! It doesn't matter if it happened yesterday or last year, the service was provided by your business and it was subpar to say the least; people should be aware of the good and the bad as prospective patrons. You still send me e-mails asking that I rate my experience with your company (I received one just last week) so this review along with reviews from customers that conducted business with you 2 months ago - 2 years ago is still important, you don't seem to mind good reviews from 2015 customers posted in 2018! People beware, this woman is as unprofessional as it gets. This business doesn't even deserve the 1 star it received from me. I'm not the first person to have a similar complaint, read the other 1 star Google reviews and check out the company's Facebook page. I personally will not get ANYTHING from here again. We ordered a cake for our baby's birthday & upon pickup the cake was still warm & fell apart on the way to the party (picked up by a friend, I would've never left the bakery with it). It also did not look the way we discussed nor were the tiers the flavors we discussed. The owner is unprofessional & I should've decided to go with another bakery but I was in a pinch by the time she responded with misspelled words & false customer appreciation. Her workers quoted me a different price than she did & I think she was upset that she'd be losing money preparing the cake I ordered but that's not the customers fault. I've NEVER had such a bad experience with a business before. I tell everyone that I come in contact with about her customer service & lack of respect. They were cakes for a baby & sure weren't free! She didn't care! It's okay to get a quick snack although I will never do that but I'd suggest going somewhere else for a big purchase. I almost forgot to say that the frosting melts even when the cake is cool and some of the flavors are dry.

Paula Durant

Hands down, THE BEST red velvet cupcakes I've ever had. And the lemon cake, amazing!!

Cornelius Rice

Friday March 01 2019 Was My First Time Visiting Good Cakes And Bakes... And It Won't Be My Last Time... I Purchased 2 Brownies, And They Were So Damn Good... Also I Would Like To Say Thank You To Shirley For The Good Customer Service And Making Me Feel Welcomed

Catie Miglietti

Wow! I just went for the first time after I found out about this place from a Google search. I was looking for a place to get a vegan cake because I am sick of having cupcakes at my events instead of a taditional cake. When I went in, first of all, what a cute and funky atmosphere. It's got a lot of seating and a lot of character. The woman working at the counter was so friendly and showed me all of the vegan options for the day - cookies, brownies and cupcakes. I was really impressed that there was more than 1 choice for vegan stuff because that's not typical of other bakeries I go to. Of course, I had to try everything. The oatmeal raisin cookie was delicious and nice and soft. I am typically not a huge fan of brownies, but I really enjoyed the one I got. Finally, the red velvet cupcake was super yummy. The cake portion was just a little drier around the upper outer edge, but I've found this is somewhat to be expected I believe with the vegan cupcake because I don't think they sell as fast and maybe sit there longer (this is just my guess as I've had this problem with other bakeries too). The rest of the cake part was wonderfully moist and dense. The frosting, however, was just incredible. If they could figure out a way to keep the whole cake a little moister I think it would be the perfect cupcake. I will definitely be back and have already recommended them to some fellow cake lovers.

Kim Harper Weaver

Wide assortment of delicious pastries! Great coffee , free wi fi , in the neighborhood, cozy...what's not to like?

George Adams

This is my go to bakery for baked treats and for laptop work.

Sara Pierce

Best cakes, cupcakes, cookies near Ferndale! My favorite cake is the German chocolate.


Best cupcakes in Detroit! Good Cakes & Bake is an welcome addition to the neighborhood. Not only do they prepare baked goods it’s also a great place for lunch. The collard green and black eyed pea soup is delicious, and is good for the soul. When you walk through the door you notice immediately the cool vibes and friendly atmosphere. If you have not been before I highly recommend this place.

David Farmer

Great place and amazing staff!!!!

Ashley Hinton

I love Good Cakes and Bakes! From the gooey cake to the caramel cake to the pound cake. All great and made fresh. Now that I have found out that April makes custom cakes all my baking needs will come from here.

Joanna Moridi

definetly the worst experience i've ever made with a supplier. They charged such extremely high amounts, that i had to lock the CreditCard!!!!!!!

Robinsonn Laurenr

I was very impressed with their customer service and the quality of my cake. The chocolate chip cookie cake was scrumptious. The cookies on top tasted like they were freshly baked, the icing was light and not like the typical buttercream frosting and the batter was fresh and delicious. It was a hit at the dinner party.

Alexandra Zaki

love this bakery. best vegan options ever... great people work here too... always an amazing experience

Brittany Bogus

Locally owned, and the owner is a rock star! She has a great story, and her cake store doubles as a community gathering place. Both vegan and butter-filled items available. Favorites of Bill Clinton and Oprah.

michael storm

Great cupcakes and great service! Knowledgeable about their ingredients. I was finally able to find cupcakes that were soy-free for my daughter who has food allergies.

Stephen King King

If u wanna step away from ur daily diet..Great place to do it! The baked goods are super good. Omg the vegan cupcakes!


My favorite spot when I want quality baked goods!!! Happy 5 Years!!!

Patricia Lanton

Love this place! Andall their delicious homemade tasty treats!

Trooper Long

The coffee and the pecan pie are wonderful together. Get that and more at this spot on the Avenue of Fashion in Detroit.

Andella White

They have some delicious bake goods and the different coffees and teas. Black owned.

Mike Carnill

I enjoyed the vegan brownie. Moist and chocolatey! Very nice staff and enjoyable atmosphere.

Jeanette Pierce

Hands down my favorite bakery in Detroit! April is amazing and so are her treats! I also love their soups when I’m in the mood for savory instead of sweet.

Zen Rasta85

Very few vegan option so I felt their title of gluten free and vegan is misleading. Also hate being talked to in a fake voice.

Misha Mathis

Would give 5 stars but they ran out of original oeey gooy cake pie whatever it's delish

Natalya Critchley

Creative innovation Detroit style; blueberry sponge, red velvet cupcake and walnut brownie were all delicious with great coffee in a playful space


If you never tasted Good Cakes and Bakes.. you need to stop what you are doing and go!!! Words cannot describe how many awesome things that are here!!!! Like first off the cookies are as big as your palm... And they are amazing!!!!! They have bumpy cake Vanila Lemon Ice cream!!!! It was too good!!! They also have Vegan and flourless options as well that taste amazing!!! The atmosphere of this place is so magical. Everyone that works here is so nice and happy to see you

Elizabeth Chaney

I enjoy visiting Good Cakes and Bakes for lunch or a cup of tea with sweets. The atmosphere is pleasing for both young and old group parties. My family hosted my mother’s 80th birthday party and we had a ball. The staff are always helpful in selecting party treats. I have used their catering services also for a community event and everyone enjoyed the special cupcakes. My favorite treat at the shop is the Sweet Potatoe cake, I recommend you try it, but please leave me a slice!

Cassandra LaBonville

Amazing vegan options!

Julia Jackson

Great food and energy. Service was phenomenal! Lots of creative atmosphere and fun place to grab some really good food!


Amazing home-cooked bakery. Great vegan options. The vegan brownie & vegan packzis was out if this world! Thank you for making options for those of us who don't eat dairy ect !

Jessica White

This is the cake that R S is referring to before we tried to fix it for her baby's first birthday party. The cake was warm however we we're in a time crunch, if it were not for that, I would not have the bakery with the cake. I believe it was the owner that brought the cake to the car and suggested that it be put in the trunk.

Stacey Smith

Very nice and intimate place!

Machon Arther

I wanted to like this place. I really did... On Friday, 10/26 I bought 4 cupcakes. 2 banana, for my husband and a double chocolate and chocolate peanut butter for myself. My husband really enjoyed the banana cupcakes, so I thoroughly expected to enjoy the others as well. I didn't. The double chocolate was dry and flavorless, like a dehydrated brown sponge. Even the frosting was bland. I had my husband try it, too because I was confused as to where the flavor went. He said it was bland, too. I was shocked. I didn't even know it was possible to make flavorless chocolate! The second cupcake was equally dry. However, the peanut butter frosting was pretty darned good, and I generally don't enjoy frosting. Ultimately, I got to satisfy about 1/4 of my sweet tooth. So, definately not worth the $11.00 I spent. I probably won't be back since flavorless chocolate is kinda scary.

Joyce Reid

The cakes and bakes are delicious, especially the lemon blueberry loaf. The shop atmosphere is warm and friendly. I've attended meetings there and am sure will be there again. I'd love to see the size of the cupcakes a little larger to fill the cupcake holders, though. :)

Marcus Cummings

Some of the best bake goods in the city of Detroit...the Lemon Gooey Cake is the best.

Kai Bradford

Love this bakery. She makes vegan cakes&donuts.

LaTashia Bing

Really cute place!! Cupcakes are a bit small for $2.75, I really wish they were a bit bigger. I have to give 5 stars because it's a black owned business and a business ran by a women. I really wanted to order more cupcakes, but they didnt have any flavors I really wanted. No cookies and cream!! I asked why??? And she said it's too much work and that flavor was retired for the season and replaced with a cinnamon cupcake. I really wanted to try the zuppa toscana soup, but they only had black eye pea soup with greens. I thought okay that should be good, but I tried a sample and wasnt that pleased with the flavor. I think it's a really cute place, the 2 cupcakes I order were good (just small). I will try this place again with my neices and nephews.

Shawn Green

A great vegan su Selection

Jim Beiermeister

Cool spot in the University District.


Delicious homemade cakes. We had the strawberry pound cake and the rum cake. Both were moist and buttery. Yummy.

Brian Cumby

Poor customer service. On Friday September 29, I placed a delivery order to be sent to my parents house on Saturday for my mother's birthday because I live out-of-state. The delivery time comes and goes on Saturday and so I contact the bakery. A woman (presumably the owner) apologized and said the order was cancelled through PayPal at 3 am that day and I should have gotten an email with that notification (I did not). She continues and says she will remake the order deliver it herself on Sunday and provide a refund. Nothing arrives on Sunday. After calling again, she verified it was delivered but, this time, it was to the wrong address, despite verifying beforehand that they had the correct address to my parents house. She again promised another delivery and another refund, both of which were unfulfilled. Today, I finally received a refund. but only after calling and complaining to Paypal and contacting my bank. The repeated unfulfilled promises, poor response time and poor customer service have killed my appetite for any of this establishment's baked good.

Dianne Davis

Great baked goods wonderful teas will be back for the tea! Great neighborhood place to meet friends and have a nice afternoon out with good food!

Donovan Power

This place has amazingly delicious cold brew coffee. Always smells delicious in here! Staff is friendly and accommodating. They've made a patron out of me!

Victoria Hadley

Beautiful space, friendly faces, and AMAZING treats. I dare you to try the gluten free and vegan options and walk away unsatisfied. Impossible! They really are that freaking good

Keon Campbell

Beautiful cashier served me a delicious Chessmate banana pudding.

Andrea Perkins

Love stopping in the morning for a slice of banana bread and coffee. Always friendly service and a good place to read and/or do work.

MaNazah Chandler

I appreciate their vegan options. Their vegan red velvet cupcake is the tastiest vegan cupcake I've ever had! I will definitely be back for more. They're very kind; let me use the restroom and sit in the space until my ride came. Gratitude.

Christy McGillivray

I got the maple bacon biscuit and it was heavenly. Wow fantastic baked goods. Wonderful service. So excited to continue supporting this amazing local business! No hipster Brooklyn vibe here. Just an actual Detroit owned small business.

Erica Cooper

Thank you for helping make my nephews birthday special. I order a whole 7- up pound cake because it's my nephew's favorite cake. My whole family loved the cake. They kept saying how moist the cake was. The whole experience from ordering the cake to pick up was great. I will be ordering again.

George Weaver

Great brownies

Kahtara B. Richardsen

Cozy atmosphere, savory wholesome soup! And an eclectic lending library to boot!

Nicole Din

I went here in July for my birthday because there's not a lot of places that sell vegan treats. I remember the carrot cake being so amazing. But when I went there today I picked up two carrot cakes and when I got home from a 30min drive the cakes were hard and had no moisture. I think it was a little bit of an over cooked batch. I'm super disappointed and afraid to go back and drive out of my way not knowing how the batch will be made because it tasted almost polar opposite to the first time I tried they're products. I also tried the brownie and it was okay but a little gritty

Soliman Almahmoud

I stopped by to try the cupcakes. They are delicious. I love the variety of flavors as well the texture and taste of them. The owner is nice and well talk with you to help pick your cakes.


7/20/2019 I had the stuffed oatmeal cookie at The Detroit Out Loud Event at Rouge Park it was so delicious i can't wait to stop by and try some more mouth watering treats

Tony White

Nice shop. Service was friendly and helpful, and confections were delicious. Would definitely recommend, and patronize again.

Juan DaSilva

Good Cakes and Bakes is a community GEM!!!!!!! Their products are ALL very tasty and what's better, organic!!!! I really ENJOYED the bursting and delicious variety of flavors!!! The owner, April, is SUPER friendly, helpful, and welcomed me with genuine smiles. It is also a warm community space for local events, a MAJOR plus for me!!! Cupcakes and conversation? Unbeatable!!! SO GLAD that Detroit is fortunate to have Good Cakes & Bakes!!! I am a VERY HAPPY customer, and recommend this local business to everyone!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for existing!!! Looking forward to savoring more of your healthy products!!! WARM SMILES, Jonathan

Grant Billings

This place is amazing, and I mean that wholeheartedly. You can find surfsce parking on Livernois free after six, and it's a great area and location. I drove to Detroit from East Lansing to pick up a vegan coffee cake for me and my girlfriend, and WOW is all I've gotta say about that. The people working the counter were extremely respectful and patient, and my order was ready right when I intended to pick it up (still hot too :) ). I'm happy and inspired to have had the opportunity to go to a fantastic black-owned and operated bakery, a busy centerpiece of the local community. If you're vegan or non-vegan, definitely check it out! Also read up about the owners and history... what a great story.

Sameerah Singletary

This is my go to chill and sweet spot. It's family and community friendly and the baked goods are of the highest quality. April's baked goods make you feel like a warm hug from grandma. I don't even like German chocolate cake but I'm addicted to hers. If you haven't been you're missing out on a neighborhood gem.

Claudio Mendoza

We enjoyed breakfast in this lovely and spaceous bakery specializing in organic and vegan cupcakes and pastries. The eclectic decor is pure Detroit, and the green chairs my favorite. Recommended.

Gena Green


Zip Johnson

7up pound cake on point! Relaxed coffee house vibe. Right in Detroit on livernois "Avenue of Fashion" district. You won't be disappointed.

Jharid Collins

Good Cakes and Bakes have the absolute best desserts around! Their Lemon Gooey cake is SO GOOD!!!

Realtor Geneva J. Ripton

My one and only home to satisfy my sweet-tooth! The vegan desserts are my go-to! The carrot cake is my obsession!! I love Ms. April & her staff! This is also a great place for meetings, events and just a time to relax!

Seydi Sarr


Hannah Slabaugh

This colorful shop on the Avenue of Fashion serves not only gourmet cupcakes and other baked goods but also ice cream and lunch food. There is a generous seating area with bright murals, a good place to meet up with someone or read a book.

Cheryl Reese

The pastries are always very fresh, delicious and baked with love. The staff is friendly and courteous, and professional and I love being greeted with a smile. Great job April may God continue to bless your business.

Caitlin White

Good Cakes and Bakes delivered our cakes (and cupcakes) for our wedding in 2015. We chose GCB because 1) April offers delicious organic treats and 2) GCB has vegan and dairy free options for our guests. We went in for a tasting and were able to sample various cupcake and frosting options. April worked with our vision of simple cakes with great flavor. Our selection of cakes and cupcakes were delivered and setup on our dessert table with perfect ceramic cake stands for our big day.

Saiida M Stoakley

Great wifi and at certain times a good place to write and drink coffee. Delicious cake and cupcakes, but highly priced $4 a slice.

Mario Brown

Great customer service....quiet place for meetings

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