About the Bakeshop

Hood Famous Bakeshop is a small bakery with a big heart (and appetite!) for unique Filipino sweets and tropical treats in Seattle.

We specialize in desserts featuring Filipino and Asian-Pacific flavors. We’re best known for our cheesecakes, including our flagship ube cheesecake. We also offer unique, handcrafted takes on traditional and modern sweets and baked goods.

Our Ballard bakeshop counter (2325½ NW Market St.) is open from Thursday to Sunday, 11am-8pm. Additionally, you can find our cheesecakes in select local grocery stores, markets and restaurants. We also cater for special occasions, big or small.

Our philosophy is guided by community-building, sustainability, and education around Filipino food history and culture. We source ingredients with an emphasis on locality and craft every item with attention to quality. Hood Famous frequently collaborates with other local businesses and eateries to provide new eating experiences and opportunities to educate folks about Filipino culture.


From 2013-2016, Chera Amlag & Geo Quibuyen ran the monthly Filipino pop-up dinner series Food & Sh*t. Each menu featured Chera’s popular elegant desserts crafted with Filipino and Asian-Pacific flavors. One very purple item—the ube cheesecake—became famous in the neighborhood.

In 2014, Hood Famous Bakeshop was born, wholesaling batches of hand-crafted ube cheesecake to Uwajimaya, and catering special events with unique, memorable offerings.

In 2015, Hood Famous Bakeshop expanded its line of Filipino-flavored cheesecakes (Ube, Coconut Pandan, Mango Calamansi, White Chocolate Guava) and made its way onto local restaurant menus, and into markets and grocery stores.

In 2016, Hood Famous Bakeshop opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Ballard, a tiny little production kitchen and retail counter offering cheesecakes with more flavors, an expanding menu of Chera’s newest dessert creations, and a line of goods featuring specialty food and drink items from fellow Filipino-run businesses.

Today, Hood Famous Bakeshop strives to keep its freshly-flavored cheesecake game tight, bring that same quality and love to more desserts and baked goods, and honor the long, rich food traditions that stretch from the Philippines to the Pacific Northwest.


credit: Jenny Riffle

credit: Jenny Riffle

credit: Lauren Stelling

credit: Lauren Stelling

credit: Jenny Riffle

credit: Jenny Riffle

Looking for more?

For video requests, additional photography, or specific information, please contact:
Janelle Quibuyen, Creative Director / janelle@hoodfamousbakeshop.com