Sweet Elena's Bakery




Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Cherry Pie

Greg Mettler

Visit Our Farmer's Markets






House in Gascony, France

House in Gascony, France


Celebrate the Egg on National Egg Day June 3rd

Stop by and enjoy some egg-cellent eggs in one of our quiches. We offer Quiche Lorraine, Spinach and Cheese, Salmon & Leek, and Tomato/Feta/Spinach.

National Strawberry Rhubarb
Pie Day

Enjoy a slice of pie and receive a complimentary drip coffee on June 9th!!

Father's Day Sunday June 18th!

Give Dad a cherry pie! Place your order today as we have very limited quantities. Call 831.393.2063.

Art at the Bakery: Greg Metler photography, MPC Class

Photography students from the Alternative Process Course taught by Greg Mettler at Monterey Peninsula College are exhibiting their photographs at Sweet Elena's Cafe and Bakery. Students in this course use non-traditional and historic processes to create one of a kind, fascinating photographic works. Exhibition runs until 6/19.

Sweet Elenas Summer Recipe
Eggplant, Feta & Tomato Appetizer

• One large eggplant
• 2 - 3 large heirloom tomatoes
• 4 - 6 oz feta cheese
• Cup of olive oil
• Salt & pepper to taste

• Wash and slice eggplant. Brush them both sides with a good olive oil, sprinkle some salt, lay them on a cookie sheet and bake in oven till they are slightly golden and soft to the touch.
• Slice ripe and flavorful tomatoes
• Crumble a good quality Feta Cheese. I like mine not too salty.
• On a tray brushed with olive oil, layer your baked eggplant, then the tomatoes, sprinkle feta cheese. Drizzle just a little olive oil, black pepper.
• Add a second layer of baked eggplant, a second layer of tomatoes, sprinkle again some feta cheese and drizzle again bit of olive oil and black pepper.
• Bake in the oven for the tomatoes to get soft and the cheese to melt some about 15-20 minutes at 300 degrees. EVERY OVEN IS DIFFERENT!

Serve warm or cold. Nice and simple appetizer great when we have lots of tomatoes in the summer!

Visit Sweet Elena's at Our Local
Farmer's Markets!

Aptos Market Saturdays, 8 am until 12 pm

MPC Market Fridays, 10 am until 2 pm

Beginning May 2nd! Carmel Market at the Barnyard Tuesdays, 9 am until 1 pm

For more information on the farmers markets visit: www.montereybayfarmers.org

Visit Gascony France!

Early Bird Booking -- 20% off if booked in February and March. Located in beautiful Gascony, in the town of Villeneuve de Mezin. This picturesque and spacious three bedroom, old French home, is set within ¾ acres of beautiful gardens. It is situated in the quiet hamlet of Villeneuve de Mezin approximately 5kms for shops, restaurants, cafés and bakery in the town of Mezin. The house is 20 minutes from Nerac, the lovely town of Henry IV. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking, biking and heading out on adventures. Be prepared to be awed by Romanesque churches, winding roads with vast views of vineyards and sunflowers.

The house features a large open style kitchen and living room (the French call this a "piece a vivre") with a fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower, 1 toilet, washing machine, line dry clothes, sleeps a family of 4 - 5 maximum. The house does not have TV, telephone or WiFi.

In the heart of Gascony live life with vigor, embrace the best food of the region and savor the sites! Don't forget to enjoy some of the world famous Gascon wines and Armangnac, the region's feisty answer to Cognac.

Visit our web site for more information: www.facebook.com/lagascogne4rent