8360 Melrose Ave · West Hollywood, CA 90069 · Neighborhood: West Hollywood
I LOVE Sweet Lady Jane Bakery. LOVE.
A former co-worker of mine was surprised with a Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake on her birthday and lucky for me, I got to try a slice. It was seriously love at first bite. That was 6 years ago and every birthday since, I make sure somebody (ahem) gets me a cake from SLJB.
One day, my boyfriend and I decided to skip dinner and come by this cute little café for a piece of cake instead.
We had some lovely tea and coffee and then proceeded to get HIGH on cake. Yes, this is possible. Allow me to explain:
After our favorite comedienne/waitress at SLJB told us they were out of my favorite Strawberry-Chocolate Cake, she then proceeded to bring us 6 or so HUGE “samples” of everything else chocolate to make up for it! Talk about sugar rush! We had died and gone to cake heaven. It was actually more like we took a trip to Food Coma City. We almost couldn’t drive home we were so buzzed. It was bliss.
It was the most ridiculous, delicious and sinful dinner I’ve ever had. I wish I was blogging back then, so I could properly document the gluttony!
The prices aren’t cheap – $6-8 bucks for a slice/ $56 for a full 9″ round cake. However, the cakes and pies and pastries and are made with real, quality, kick-a** ingredients – this ain’t no Cost-Co dessert, yo. They do everything from cookies to cupcakes and even flan.
Your $36, 6″ round little cake will weigh like 10 lbs. This place does not mess around. It is not for the faint of heart or diet conscious.
Gladly, my last meal on earth.
BYB Tip: Take the folks there. It’s a quiet and low key atmosphere – my grandma loves it too!