Something sweet just landed in the Pacific Palisades. The first-ever brick and mortar shop from the gut-heathy baking geniuses behind Sweet Laurel — Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas — has finally opened its doors in LA and it’s everything we’ve been dreaming of… and then some.
Sweet Laurel: Cake, Coffee + Tea is a dream. The space itself is devastatingly cute; think Parisian café meets beach house texture meets minimalist California chic. The shop features custom vintage floral wallpaper, chandeliers, blush pink velvet banquette seating and plenty of other cute (primarily pink) details. Most importantly, of course – everything on the Sweet Laurel menu is grain-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy free!
Sweet Laurel’s flagship is part of a new complex that just opened up in the Palisades including a few of our other favorite brands like Cuyana and The Little Market. We’re so excited to have a cafe devoted to clean sweets in the neighborhood.Sweet Laurel: Cake, Coffee + Tea is open daily from 7am to 10pm, and can be found at 15279 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades. Here’s why you need to check it out immediately…
What We Ate: Um, what didn’t we eat? There are grain-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy free cookies, cakes (whole or sliced), mini loafs, brownies and more — it’s all phenomenally tasty and good for your gut. Sweet Laurel also has a coffee and tea program in partnership with the local artisanal coffee crafters at Caffe Luxxe. Order up a slice of perfectly moist and flavorful cake and pair it with a pot of tea. We recommend the Collagen Breakfast Latte, made with organic coconut cream.
Why We Ate It: We’ve been major fans of Sweet Laurel’s grain, gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free baked goods since our very first bite way back at the beginning. We’ve featured Laurel’s incredible recipes for years and are thrilled to see her space officially come to life!
Why You Need It: We dare you to find a bake shop with desserts as natural, delicious and gut-friendly as literally everything at Sweet Laurel: Cake, Coffee + Tea. You might find a good grain-free muffin at your local coffee spot, but there’s no place on the planet that makes us feel this good about eating dessert.
I’m so excited! I love their cookbook and can’t wait to try their shop/bakery with better-for-you-yummy treats!