Last Wednesday, 20-year-old celebrity-favored Melrose stalwart Sweet Lady Jane opened a new bakery and cafe on Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue. Jane Lockhart’s new store, with two times the space of the original, sold out of all of its pies and nearly every cake by noon during a pre-Thanksgiving opening, surprising owners who had hoped the opening would be low-key. In addition to Lockhart’s selection of custom celebration cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cheesecakes, pies, and tarts (overseen here by decorator Gillian Opatrny), the new location serves a lunch of four sandwiches, using its house-made artisan bread, plus a daily changing choice of a soup and salad. The store opens at 6:30 A.M. and stays open until 10:00 P.M. (or 11:00 Thursday-Saturday) for pastries, tea, and French-press coffee. Sweet Lady Jane’s charming new space seems a natural fit on high-end, cutesy Montana and from the first minute, has already proved popular with the neighborhood. Take a look at the lunch menu below and check out a glimpse of the space and pastry selection in our slide show.
Sweet Lady Jane, 1631 Montana Ave. Santa Monica. 310-254-9499.
Served Daily 11:00-6:00 P.M. Daily
Select from lettuce, tomato, dijon mustard and mayo, on your choice of our own fresh baked rosemary, walnut wheat, Swedish rye, or sourdough
Half Sandwich $6.50 Full Sandwich $10.50
Roast Turkey Breast
Baked with our own blend of spices, fresh in our ovens
Curried Chicken Salad
All white meat in a light curry seasoning with raisins
Albacore Tuna Salad
The old fashioned way, with lemon juice, scallions, and a touch of mayo
Sliced by hand and topped with sauteed red and green peppers and onions
We prepare our salads fresh every day. Served with a rosemary or wheat roll.
Sweet Lady Jane Salad
Greens, jicama, cucumber, kidney beans, cherry tomatoes, and quinoa
Salad du jour $7.50
Soup du jour $7.50
Our soups are prepared from the freshest ingredients daily. Served with rosemary or wheat roll.
Light Lunch Combinations $10
Half sandwhich and small salad du jour
Half sandwich and soup or chili du jour
Soup and small salad