I just found a delightful little European bakery near my job. It's called Swiss Delices. They feature a variety of cookies, cakes, breads and other savory pastries. My favorite is the Bird Nest cookie, which is a hazelnut macaroon with apricot or raspberry jam in the middle. Yum. I also tried the Humentachen and Almond Toffee Bar. Both are excellent.
The woman at the Castro Valley location is really nice, and I love her French accent. There is also coffee or soup and sandwiches for lunch. If you are ever in Castro Valley or Hayward, please stop in and help keep this bakery open!