Frequently Asked Questions

What are Sweet Lady Jane's business hours and locations?back to top

We have two retail bakeries, one in West Hollywood and one in Santa Monica.

Our West Hollywood store is located at 8360 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Our hours of operation on Melrose Ave. are Monday through Wednesday from 7:30am to 10:30pm, Thursday through Saturday from 7:30am to 11:30pm and Sundays from 9:00am to 9:00pm. We are located on the South side of Melrose between Orlando Avenue and Kings Road, just East of La Cienaga. Phone our West Hollywood store at 323-653-7145.

Our Santa Monica store is located at 1631 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Our hours of operation on Montana Ave. are Sunday through Wednesday from 6:30am to 10:00pm and Thursday through Saturday from 6:30am to 11:00pm. We are located on the Notrthwest corner of Montana Ave. and 17th Street. Phone our Santa Monica store at 310-254-9499.

Does Sweet Lady Jane make custom cakes to order?back to top

Yes! We do custom decorating for all occasions! Our Custom Cakes pages show a few examples of what is possible with shape, texture and color. Please review the contents of this website first for ideas, or just come on in and see our photo albums showing various cakes we've done in the past (best time to view the cake books is between 9am and 3pm), or bring in a picture or artwork (perhaps download an image from the Internet).

How much notice is necessary for the preparation of special orders?back to top

We suggest ordering your dessert(s) as far in advance of your event as possible and if it's one of our standard cake designs we suggest a minimum 48 to 72 hours prior to your event.

Does Sweet Lady Jane make wedding cakes?back to top

Yes, we make fabulous wedding cakes and have in the past for Ellen Degeneres, Jennifer Lopez, "Baby Face" and Tracy Edmonds, Elizabeth Perkins, Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson, James Caan, Bruce Springsteen, Larry King, and Carnie Wilson, just to name a few. Visit the Wedding Cakes page to set up an appointment to see and taste our selections.

Does Sweet Lady Jane deliver or ship her desserts?back to top

At our discretion we deliver to the greater Los Angeles area. Please call our stores (West Hollywood: 323-653-7145) (Santa Monica: 310-254-9499) to ask about our local delivery options.

Does Sweet Lady Jane make "gift baskets"?back to top

Yes. We have six different sized baskets from $45 to $150 - all of which contain an assortment of brownies, lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies, triple chocolate cookies, peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies, cheese puffs, Mexican Wedding cookies, rugalah, biscotti, date bars, and Christmas/Chanukah cookies (holiday cookies during the holiday season).

Does Sweet Lady Jane ship her "gift baskets"?back to top

We only deliver locally in the greater Los Angeles area at this time.

Does Sweet Lady Jane serve lunch?back to top

Yes, daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm in West Hollywood and 11:00am to 6:00pm in Santa Monica. We serve a soup du jour, one salad of the day, and a variety of sandwiches served on Sweet Lady Jane's freshly baked artisan breads, but save some room for our famous desserts which are served throughout the day. Please visit our Lunch Menu at the bottom of the page.

Can Sweet Lady Jane accommodate large parties?back to top

At Sweet Lady Jane we seat 18 and usually cannot accommodate large parties or tour groups. We can seat 5 at our larger tables. If you come with a large group, we suggest breaking up into groups of 5 or less so that we can seat you more quickly.

Besides lunch, what does Sweet Lady Jane serve?back to top

We invite all to come in and partake of our fine baked desserts, prepared daily. Some of the items we make and serve include delicious cakes, an array of delectable cheesecakes, pies, fruit tarts, lemon meringue tarts, croissants, danish, scones, brownies, cookies, cheese puffs, rugalah, biscotti, date bars, and of course a variety of breads and rolls.

On Fridays and Saturdays we prepare a much greater variety from which to choose, including tiramisu, key lime pie, strawberry-napoleons and english trifle. Every day we serve our Sweet Lady Jane house blend coffee in a French press, herbal teas, flavored decaf teas, and espresso and cappuccino.

Is there parking available?back to top

Yes! In West Hollywood, there is ample metered parking in front of the bakery and on the side streets to the east and west, as well as non-metered parking a little farther around the corner.

In Santa Monica, there is metered street parking out front along both Montana Ave. and 17th Street. In addition, there is either two hour or no limit street parking readily available on many of the streets just one block North or South of Montana Ave. and West of 17th Street.

Does Sweet Lady Jane accept credit cards?back to top

Yes, we accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Diners with minimum orders of $10.