Welcome to Society Bakery and Cafe
"I never dreamed that I would own my own bakery. This was never in my plans. It's funny that I started this bakery on a whim! My mom and I have always been the 'go to' people for birthday and wedding cakes. Several years ago I was a single mother working two jobs and selling homemade jewelry in my 'spare' time. For even more income I would make birthday and wedding cakes for friends and family. I could always count on my mom to help me....."
"One month, after my third or fourth cake request, I jokingly said to my mom 'We should start our own business.' As a JOKE I printed up some business cards. Our business was named 'Two Mom's Kneading Dough'- catchy right? Well next thing you know I was getting phone calls weekly and then daily looking for me to bake cakes for events. Suddenly I was a single mom with 2 full time jobs, a part time jewelry maker and now a Custom cake maker! The momentum just kept building. After 6 or so months without any decrease in demand I stopped making jewelry and quit one of my jobs so that I would have some time for my kids and myself.
To my surprise the demand for my cake expertise just kept growing- soon I was even asked to be on TV!! WHAT? ME? Wow.. and things just kept progressing. Now I had one full time job in the corporate world (I was so bored) and was making really FUN cakes for people on the side. I did this for a few years and then I lost my job, leaving me with a BIG decision to make- either find another boring but well paying job, or take a leap of faith and go into business for myself. I took the leap of faith and Sweet Cakes Custom Cakery was born!
My leap of faith soon overtook my house and the demand for my cakes required me to open my own little bakery boutique. I opened a small, 368sqft bakery in an adorable market place. I would be open by appointment only so I thought I didn't need to be in a prime location. HA! was I ever wrong! Additionally my new husband bought me a pastry case suggesting I make cupcakes in my spare time. Well soon those cupcakes earned me a new notoriety! After a very short year in a tiny 'closet' of a store, I brought my mom in full time and we moved to a prime location at the front of the same shopping center. After a few years it became obvious that we were in the wrong location for the health of our business, and we sadly closed our doors. Initially the idea was to reopen right away in a prime location but, as often happens, life got in the way.
I desperately missed my customers, the joy in their eyes when they received their specialty cakes, the warmth I received from the appreciation of all of our hand crafted pastries, desserts and savories. My life had been lacking since closing the doors...
Fast forward to today -an opportunity knocked and I took another leap! I have found such a beautiful and quaint bakery café to fill you needs - and mine! Our bakery is nestled in the front of the Antique Society- Sonoma County's largest antique collective. We carry many of the same scratch baked cakes, pastries and savories as before. In addition we have a delicious brunch and lunch menu. We have a coffee bar too! We're even working on a lunch delivery menu...
I've always said 'I LOVE possibilities. Possibilities are Endless!' I never dreamed of this but I am so happy I am here.. and I owe it all to you for believing in me and loving what I create for you. I can't wait to see you again in our finest venture yet! From the bottom of my heart Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Why Work With Us?
From the moment you enter our shop, our goal is to make you feel at home with us. We want you to see the love and care that goes into every bite of our brunch, lunch, desserts and custom cakes, all made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients, so that you can leave our shop with a fantastic experience and a happy stomach.
More About Society Bakery and Cafe
Society Bakery and Cafe is a bakery founded by Jeannette Messoria in Sebastopol, CA that provides custom cake orders in addition to our full service bakery filled with desserts and lunch items. Our dessert menu includes pastries, scones, and muffins, while our lunch menu includes quiche, focaccia, and panini. We also serve coffee, latte, cappuccino, milkshakes, and many gluten free items.
Our Vision for the Company
We aim to provide an experience. Come to us for a sweet or a savory that consumes you with nostalgia from those most special memories, or for straightforward and delicious gluten free options. Come for unforgettable custom cakes that will leave your guests talking for years. So come by and visit us, whether you're just stopping in for a minute or staying for a whole meal. We're always happy to chat with our customers.
Browse Our Menu
Getting hungry yet? Us too. Visit our menu page to check out some of the delicious custom cakes, desserts, and lunch items available to order from our shop in Sebastopol, California.