I know, I know, all of their bakery goods are gorgeous. They are, I agree; in fact they are stunning. But would you rather have them look good or taste good? While the desserts at SLJ are not
actually bad; they do not warrant the outrageous prices. Quite frankly, I've had much better baked goods for half the price. I was in the Montana store on Friday and picked up some desserts. Cookies ($2.50) are thick and on the dry side. Chocolate chip were
pretty flavorless, and basically a boring dessert. Other flavors included chocolate chip cherry, pecan, and peanut butter. Oatmeal Raisin and Walnut, Linzer, Nutella, and Mexican Wedding all contain nuts as well as most of the bars. Sea Salt brownies ($1)
are way too salty and teeney tiny for the price. I know a buck isn't much but the size isn't even a bite! (which really didn't bother me because it truly was way too salty!) I'm not sure what the deal is with people and the sea salt thing. It seems like
99% of the time baker's can't get it right. They over do the sea salt. Cupcakes are $4.25-$4.50 which is highway robbery for any cupcake anywhere. Six inch round cakes start at $37 and go up to $150 for 14 inches. A beautiful flourless chocolate decadence
9" round cake will set you back $49 plus $2 for an inscription. Pies are huge but a 10" apple will cost $55. And yes, there's a charge for the pan. Bring it back and they'll refund you $10. Sometimes you just have to ask yourself, "Is this really worth
it?" Sometimes the answer is no. Sweet Lady Jane 1631 Montana Avenue Santa Monica (310) 254-9499 Sun-Wed: 7 a.m.- 10 p.m. Thur-Sat 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Lunch 11-a.m.- 4 p.m. daily.