Sweet Elena's Bakery


Photo by Paule Sult


Kickoff December with National
Pie Day at Sweet Elena's

On Tuesday, December 1st, all pies will be 50% off. Hurry and get yours while this
deal lasts!

National Pie Day

Did you see Sweet Elena's in
the Monterey Herald?

If not, check out the article HERE.

Sweet Elena's Christmas

Let us help you celebrate the holidays. It's easy and delicious!

Christmas Flyer

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Sweet Elena's New
Equipment Fund


We are in need of a new pie press, new espresso machine and new slicer. We hope the community we bake for will support us to get the new equipment we need to continue baking.

I opened Sweet Elena's in 1992 in Sand City. Prior to opening Sweet Elena's, I worked at Ventana in Big Sur as a pastry chef for fourteen years. Mentored by Chef Albert Kumin of the International Pastry Art Center and Cornelius Van Peski of Carmel, my love for culinary arts grew.

Born and raised in North Africa and France, with an Italian Mediterranean background, food was always an important part of our lives. My father was a winemaker and ran a vineyard in Tunisia and later in France. My mother was a "gourmande" and bought our food daily at the local farmer's market. We had big family reunions and spent a lot of time cooking such foods as grillades (grilled meats and vegetables), couscous (a North African dish), homemade pasta and ravioli.

Sweet Elena's is an artisan bakery, where everything is made from scratch, reminiscent of home country cooking, using fresh and local ingredients.

The farmer's market with its seasonal variety of products has been a great source of inspiration for my cooking: Fruit pies and tarts (Meyer lemon, cherry, peach, nectarine, apricot); vegetable, chicken & chard, spinach & mushroom galettes; quiches. Our delicious granola, made with Amen Bee honey, crisp biscotti with anise, and our star cookie filled with raspberry jam have a big following.

When Sand City initiated the local arts festival, Sweet Elena's started a tradition of showcasing local artists. A cozy gathering place, great art, and delicious food.


Elena is Offering a Private Estate Sale Of Her Personal Art For A Limited Time Only At Sweet Elena’s


Elena currently has her private collection of artwork from more than 40 year of traveling around the world on display. Come in and view this rare opportunity to purchase works from around the world!
See The Art

Sweet Elena’s in Sand City throws down more reasons to dig it—including impressive hazelnut breads.
Monterey County Weekly
May 23, 2014

Big-flavored Sweet Elena’s Bakery in tiny Sand City (393-2063) has a number of ingredients that give rise to a beautiful eatery: signature lemon tarts (check out the video below), incredible quiches, good coffee, kind service and an authentic community vibe in an industrial hood. Continue Article...



Photo by Laurent Gabriel Photography


Elena's Home in France for Rent

Elena's House in France is Available
for Rentals