5-stars has
deemed us the
Best Bakery in New Jersey!

Recipient of New York’s
French Culinary Institute's
“Most Outstanding Alumni”

Zagat Marketplace for
“Best Tarts and Pies”
in all of NY

HC Chamber
of Commerce
“Most Promising New Business 2017”

"One of the best
pastry shops in all of
New York." - Food & Wine

2008-09 The Knot
"Best of Weddings"
as voted by local brides.

2008-09 The Knot
"Best of Weddings"
as voted by local brides.


Tips and Tricks for Properly Cutting a Round Cake

July 27, 2022 | Comments Off on Tips and Tricks for Properly Cutting a Round Cake

While the basics of mealtime etiquette are known to almost everyone, every item you eat and utensil you use has its own set of practical procedures. Everything has a purpose. Among the mealtime traditions that … Read more

Latte or Cappuccino Lover?

July 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Latte or Cappuccino Lover?

Coffee can get complicated. There are countless types of roasts, blends, and recipes out there. So, are you a latte lover or cappuccino enthusiast? When you head to your local coffee shop, you will probably … Read more

4th of July Desserts That are Sure to Dazzle Your Guests

June 28, 2022 | Comments Off on 4th of July Desserts That are Sure to Dazzle Your Guests

Independence Day is right around the corner. Are you hosting a 4th of July party for your friends and family? If so, you want to prepare the perfect menu for your guests. Once you’ve figured … Read more

Cakes Dad Won’t Get Enough of for Father’s Day

June 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Cakes Dad Won’t Get Enough of for Father’s Day

Cakes, pies, and other pastries are always a terrific way to add some extra love to any holiday or celebration. Father’s Day is certainly no exception. So, let’s check out the best cake options that … Read more

Best Pastry & Coffee Combinations

May 25, 2022 | Comments Off on Best Pastry & Coffee Combinations

It’s no secret that coffee and pastries are the perfect pairings. Whether you enjoy coffee and pastries for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon pick me up, these are some of the best pastry and coffee … Read more

May 17th is World Baking Day

May 13, 2022 | Comments Off on May 17th is World Baking Day

Did you know that there are estimated to be more than 168,890 bakers in the United States, with some of the best bakers working at Sweet Melissa Patisserie? At our patisserie, baking is one of … Read more

The Best Coffee Shop in Lebanon

April 21, 2022 | Comments Off on The Best Coffee Shop in Lebanon

Coffee shops are a dime a dozen. It seems that there’s a coffee shop on every corner, and every single one of these shops claims to be the best. However, there can only be one … Read more

Easter Baking Tips

April 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Easter Baking Tips

Easter is finally upon us, which allows us the opportunity to meditate on the resurrection of Our Lord and celebrate with great food as well. Baking delicious cakes, cookies, and pies for Easter is a … Read more

Utilizing Granola in Your Home

March 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Utilizing Granola in Your Home

For many years, the word “granola” has been synonymous with terms such as “healthy” and “Low-calorie.” While you might not think of the healthy substance on a regular basis, the uses for it are many … Read more

Celebrate National Black Forest Cake Day

March 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Celebrate National Black Forest Cake Day

Get ready for National Black Forest Cake Day! March 28th gives us a fun way to indulge and honor one of our favorite German cakes made from cream, cherries, chocolate, and a smidgen of alcohol. … Read more


"I've been lucky enough to sample Melissa's amazing pastries for over a year now. I visited her new bakery & cafe today, and it was nothing short of amazing. The decor is absolutely beautiful. The service was great, and everyone was super nice. I ordered the salad lyonnaise, and it was AMAZING. Seriously, even if it seems like something you wouldn't normally try, you HAVE to have it. It will change your life. For dessert, I had a walnut oatmeal raisin cookie which was delectable. It was soft, but not too soft, and tasted amazing. I am completely impressed (not that I thought it wouldn't be an amazing place), and I highly recommend you try the cafe out if you are in the area. I know I will be stopping by often since my barn is right down the road!"


"Sweet Melissa just did vanilla and chocolate cupcakes for my 2 years old's birthday party with a floral theme. Not only were they beautiful, but they were also delicious. Some of my guests proclaimed them to be the best cupcakes they have ever had! I agree : ) "


Aside from the desserts all being top-notch, the staff has always been very friendly and helpful.
I have only tried a fraction of the goodies in their case, and none of them have disappointed! I will admit, though, that their eclairs are my absolute favorite. They've also shattered my image of what a croissant should taste like... I'll never be able to enjoy another one from somewhere else now!

There was an incident where I left without a part of my order, and when I called in (embarrassed), the staff member realized it and had already set it aside for me. It seems silly- but the fact that he had left a note about it in case I came back when he wasn't there, was a huge deal for me. It showed me that he clearly cares about his job and the customers of their establishment.


"I have always heard about Sweet Melissa Patisserie and never had a chance to try it. My husband is from Europe and believes me, I have been exposed to fabulous bakeries by visiting Italy and France quite often. I HAVE FOUND A COMPARABLE BAKERY:) An adorable place with wonderful breakfast and lunch dishes and the baked bread and sweets are just amazing and fresh. I have never seen such beautiful cupcakes anywhere. The owner came right over and introduced himself and the staff was alert and engaging. Can't wait to go again!"

— Sherri

"I absolutely love the filled brioche. I've ordered for guest breakfast and everyone raved about them. Also, the croissants are crispy and perfect. I haven't been a bakery fan until this!!!! Can't wait until you open. Just wish it was in Clinton. But I'll take the ride to Payne road."