Palo Alto gets the US’ first babka-centric bakery according to news reports. Babka by Ayelet (Roughly pronounced as eye-yéh-let) Its located in the Town and Country Village, a few doors down from the UPS store.
Ayelet offers a number of babka in the bakery, including the traditional chocolate babka. The bakery, like many other stores at the outdoor shopping center after the facelift a few years ago, is posh. I was the first customer on the day I visited, so all the babkas were still in the kitchen (and warm!) Nothing yet was placed on the retail counters.
I got the chocolate and raspberry cheese babkas in small size at $6 each, with each piece about 4" x 2" x 2". I had not had bakbas before so take the comments with a grain of salt. The chocolate babka was a moist, semi-sweet cake wrapped around a dark fudge filling, and then dusted on top with powdered sugar. The raspberry cheese babka had some tart raspberry interspersed with some cream cheese notes in the semi-sweet cake. I thought they both tasted fairly nice, and I liked the raspberry cheese babka a bit more. They also carry the halva babka for those with sweet tooth.
Four barrel coffee is served. Still in soft opening.