Well, Oteri's is neither dirty nor is it attached to a jewelry store (not for about five years now). They've since taken out the jewelry store and expanded the bakery, putting in a gelato section that is, like everything else in this store, heavenly. They have an assortment of both Italian and Spanish cakes and pastries. Italian creme cake can be found alongside flan, tembleque, and German chocolate cake. Granted, the neighborhood is a war zone and parking is precarious at best. They have a tiny parking lot on the left-hand side of the bakery, but enter and exit at your own risk. But the aggravation is worth it for some heavenly treats - and some of which you can get last-minute (if you're in a crunch for a birthday cake that's great-tasting and cheap, too).