Meg Ray is the chef and owner of Miette. She is a self-taught baker and lives in Oakland, CA.
Modern, cheerful, and always delicious, Miette is San Francisco's most charming pastry shop. Their impeccable cakes are traditionally American & birthday-party perfect. A modern interpretation and the finest, unrefined ingredients available have made Miette one of the top ten pastry shops in the world, according to Conde Nast.
Miette started at the Berkeley Farmers' Market in the fall of 2001 with a passion for cakes & pastry, Meg's influences range from candy shop windows in Vienna to the wild blackberries growing on her island home. Being located in Northern California provides the finest and freshest ingredients in the world, coming from local, family-owned farms and mills, which are, whenever possible, organic & sustainably produced. Miette is the French word for "crumb," and aptly describes the the scale of our petite pastries and minimal decoration.
The shop located in San Francisco's historic Ferry Building offers a seasonal selection of cakes and cupcakes, tarts, cookies, confections, cake stands, and other vintage dessert ware. The Hayes Valley shop is filled with old-fashioned candy, confections from around the world, treats made by local artisans, and made-to-order organic cotton candy. Outside of San Francisco, there is a small shop connected to the bakery in Oakland and a soon-to-be-opened boutique in Larkspur Landing.