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Sweet Elena's Bakery & Cafe

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465 Olympia Ave Ste D, Sand City, CA 93955-3570
(831) 393-0988
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Love to stop by for a piece of pie and coffee. The pies are delicious! Each year around Thanksgiving, Sweet Elena's has a pie tasting -- super fun.

Thank sandrab3112014
Okinawa, Japan
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Joint was empty upon arrival, around noon, which raised some concern initially but faded soon there after Prices are average to below average for this area Many options to choose from, both food and drink. Sipping an "Italian" soda right meow. Supposedly made with rosemary, ginger and lemonade......turns out you can taste Rosemary, ginger.....wait for it....and lemons. It was made... More 

Thank josephk82
Monterey, California
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I've been here a few times and really wanted to give it a good review but I can't. I try and support female owned business' but this one I cannot. There food is ok, portions are small, and quite frankly the service is poor. Staff isn't too friendly at the store nor at the Farmer's Market. The prices I think... More 

Thank Deeg225
Sand City, California
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was my first time at Sweet Elena's even though I live down the street. I felt like a cappuccino so I decided to check it out. A little pricey for a cappuccino and a quiche but in all fairness the portions of both were very generous hence maybe why they charge more. The cappuccino was very good although it... More 

Thank Britpaige
Park City, Utah
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316 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not far from Monterey, this cute, funky place has good food and service. We had a delightful breakfast.

Thank Daniel F
Yosemite National Park, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I found this cafe a few days ago and fell in love with the artist appeal and vintage chic atmosphere that makes this place so adorable, however the homemade pies and hot drinks are the finishing touches to the already fabulous place as they are all around bursting with robust flavors and melt in your mouth goodness. Their Raspberry mocha... More 

Thank Brittany E
Pacific Grove, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's not located near anything else I would go to, but I go there because the treats are scrumptious, the atmosphere is soothing, the people are friendly, the coffee is great and the price is right. Did I mention the treats…all baked goods - home made with love. Super!

Thank Steve G
Monterey Peninsula, California
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Stumbled upon this tiny, out of the way café in the land of warehouses in Sand City. Very casual and informal, friendly with an obvious attention to taste and presentation. The mixed vegetable galette (or savory tart) was a very generous size, perfectly balanced with lots of vegetables, goat cheese and right amount of spice. Excellent. The lemon tart was... More 

Thank Viajera59
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The perfect independent non-chain little cafe over in Sand City when you are tired of getting ripped by the chain places in the big malls. Scrumptious quiches, excellent baked goods of all types and pretty good coffee drinks. Very low key, with a pleasant atmosphere. Just a little hard to find, tucked away on a back street behind Home Depot.... More 

Thank georgia m
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75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is THE place for a croissant, cafe au lait, cookie or lunch. everything is home made, and oh so tasty. Be sure to take a bag of their granola with you. And there pies are irresistible. Tucked away in Sand City, it is worth getting out of the hub of Monterey and enjoying a quiet moment at Elena's.

Thank threedandj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 Olympia Ave Ste D, Sand City, CA 93955-3570
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sand City
  • Phone Number: (831) 393-0988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?