Call us at (213) 228-9975 to place special orders or to find out if we've put anything special on the shelves!
Our New Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 8am - 4pm
Closed on Mondays
Sharlena Fong would never be the same after the events of September 11th 2001. The attack on the World Trade Center sent a message to her very core: Do what you love! Lead an inspired life!Read more
At Semi Sweet Bakery, James continues exploring his concept of creating simple fresh food made from scratch using organic produce and sustainable meats.Read more
Dennis Hunter has never been afraid of pursuing his dreams. When he was 17 years old, he decided he wanted to see the world. He took a year off before college and lived on Moloka'i, Hawaii. Two years later, he studied for a year in Ghana, West Africa studying ethnic art and symbolism. It was there that he learned what it is to be a member of a community and he vowed that he would live a life of service to those around him, while always pursuing his dreams.
Since 1992, Dennis has been working in various aspects of film production and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, specializing in entrepreneurial business. He moved to downtown Los Angeles and adopted it as his home when he bought his loft in 2005, joining in the rebirth of the Historic Core.
Dennis also has fond memories of his grandmother's kitchen where she made supper for the family on Sundays growing up in San Diego. Baking had always been a hobby, so when he met Sharlena Fong, he asked her if he could intern for her on Saturdays during one summer to get the experience of working in a commercial kitchen. Half way through that summer, he decided he wanted to be a part of a bakery and by the end of the summer the idea of Semi Sweet Bakery was born.
When asked "Why a bakery? What does it do for you?" Dennis' response was about that vital purpose in life that we all need to fulfill, finding our calling and being of service to humanity. "I am blessed to be able to bring happiness to people. No matter how bad someone's day is, no matter how much heartache someone may be going through, I get to give them a slice of cake or a piece of pastry made with love, and they smile!"Close
Inspired by his Grandmother's cooking James attended culinary school at Los Angeles Trade Tech. Since graduating in 2006, James has worked at the Nickel Diner in downtown Los Angeles with Chef Monica May who challenged him to make everything in-house from scratch and focus on flavor profiles.
James also spent time under Chefs Roxanna Jullapat and Dan Mattern at Ammo in Hollywood, specializing in California Rustic cuisine, using the best in local farmer’s market produce and sustainable meats. Here, he learned that great food starts with great resources.
At Semi Sweet Bakery, James continues exploring his concept of creating simple fresh food made from scratch using organic produce and sustainable meatsClose
|BRIOCHE BUNS & BISCUITS|
|Maple Bacon Sticky
Made with 100% Maple Syrup
|Chive Biscuit - Buttermilk Biscuit with Chives and Tillamonk Cheddar Cheese|
|DANISH & CROISSANTS|
|Prosciutto Goat Cheese||Apple Cinnamon|
|Chocolate Croissants||Chocolate Almond Croissants|
|Hazelnut Coffee Cake||7 Up Pound Cake|
|Chocolate Banana||Blueberry Cornbread|
|Strawberry||PB & J|
|CAKE DONUTS (Baked not Fried)|
|Red Velvet||Strawberry Shortcake|
|DING A LINGS|
|PB Crunch *as seen on Unique Sweets!||Hazelnut Crunch|
|Valenting a Ling|
|COOKIES AND BARS|
|Triple Chip - Chocolate, Butterscotch, and Potato|
|Peanut Butter Pretzel|
|Samoa Macaroons - Coconut, Chocolate, and Caramel|
|9" CAKES (48-Hour Notice Required)|
|Banana Bomb - Devil's food, Whipped Cream and Bananas|
|Strawberry Banana Bomb - Yellow Cake, Whipped Cream, Bananas, and Strawberries *as seen on Unique Sweets!|
|Red Velvet - Valrhona Pearls, Cream Cheese Frosting|
|Mexican Hot Chocolate - Cinnamon Ganache, Devil's Food, Chocolate Buttercream|
|Strawberry Three Ways - Strawberry Buttercream, Jam, Lemon Curd|
|Hazelnut Crunch - Hazelnut Buttercream, Devil's Food, Praline Crunch|
|Carrot Cake - Cream Cheese Frosting and Praline|
|Death by Chocolate - Rich Chocolate Ganache, Devil's Food, Chocolate Frosting and a hint of Raspberry|
|Mellow Yellow - Yellow Cake, Vanilla Frosting, Fresh Strawberries (optional)|
|German Chocolate Cake - Light Chocolate Cake, Coconut Custard, Pecans, and Chocolate Frosting|
|Vanilla Caramel - Buttermilk Cake layer, Salted Caramel Buttercream, and Crispy Caramel Pearls|
|SALADS & SANDWICHES|
|McFong Breakfast Sandwich - Bacon, Egg and Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese on our homemade chive biscuit|
|McCaliente Breakfast Sandwich - Bacon, Egg, PepperJack Cheese, and pickled jalapeño on our homemade chive biscuit|
We're located 105 E 6th Street, Los Angeles CA, 90014, between Pussy & Pooch and Las Perlas downtown.
Just follow your nose to the cakes, cookies, and tarts!