about us

872 laurel street
san carlos, california 94070


monday-friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
closed on sunday

Vanilla Moon is a casual, yet sophisticated and elegant café showcasing American-style pastries with French and local influences, that are baked from scratch, daily. 

From the beginning, it was important that we make everything as we would at home, seasonally, in small batches, with passion and integrity, and using locally- sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

about christie

Christie Perego was born into a food-obsessed family of Italiphiles. Her vision was to serve the finest baked goods in an equally delicious environment.

After graduating from Colgate University and embarking on a career as a marketing executive for Elizabeth Arden in London, Christie quickly found that she enjoyed spending more time out of the office preparing meals, baking, and exploring new restaurants, bakeries and specialty food shops. She moved back to the Bay Area and enrolled in the California Culinary Academy's Cordon Bleu program. Christie has worked as a pastry chef and consultant at many restaurants throughout the Bay Area, with Chez Panisse, being the most noteworthy. After a short stint in Austin, Texas at the popular Vespaio Ristorante, she returned to the Bay Area.

Her passion from a very young age has always been cooking and baking and she is happy to share it with all. What started out as a side business for friends out of her parents' kitchen quickly grew as word of mouth spread. Soon the dream of a specialty bakery was in sight and with a lot of passion and help from family and friends, Vanillla Moon was born in 2008.

locally sourced

we proudly support
these local businesses

community partnerships

we believe in giving back to
our community.  Since 2008 we have supported these local organizations:

meals on wheels
make-a-wish foundation
lucille packard foundation
redwood city kiwanis club
st. anthony's padua dining room
sacred heart schools
kainos home & training center
girl scouts of northern california
ryan's ride
san carlos educational foundation
brittan acres school
st. charles school
tierra linda middle school
trinity school
woodside high school

and many more...


Vanilla Moon is committed to serving a wide range of non-profit organizations in the support of many worthwhile charitable causes.

While we make every effort to accommodate as many requests as possible, we are simply unable to fulfill them all, based on the volume we receive.

Vanilla Moon is often fully booked with charitable contributions six or more months out.

To submit a request, please complete the Donation Request form. Submissions are required at least 60 days prior to an event. Please allow two to four weeks for us to review all requests.



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