Voted The Best Bakery in New Jersey!

WELCOME TO SWEET MELISSA PÂTISSERIE

Welcome to New Jersey's best bakery! The charming little cafe, with its delectable French-inspired cakes, pastries, tarts, and cookies. The bakery is small and country-cute, with croissants, tarts, donuts, and other items beckoning sinfully behind display cases. The selection is not expansive, but quality, not quantity, is the byword here.

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The Sweet Melissa Baking Book: Recipes from the Beloved Bakery for Everyone's Favorite Treats

Everyone has a favorite sweet treat. Whether it’s a delicious brownie or the perfect mouthwatering chocolate chip cookie, simple, homespun treats are some of our most beloved. Melissa Murphy has a love of desserts that started when she was born on Thanksgiving Day—her mother refused to go to the hospital until the two pies she’d baked had been served.

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Sweet Melissa Patisserie (est. 1998) is a French-influenced bakery and café where all of the baked goods and savory offerings are made from scratch and rolled by hand. The quality of the delicious croissants, danish, pies, cookies, cakes and tarts is evident, as only the finest quality ingredients are used.

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Perfect Wine and Pastry Pairings

June 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Perfect Wine and Pastry Pairings

Sweet Melissa Patisserie has been voted best bakery in New Jersey and we simply cannot wait to show you why.  Our French-inspired cookies, cakes, pastries, and tarts exude refinement thanks to the top-of-the-line quality ingredients … Read more

3 Benefits of Bringing Pastries To your Employees

June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 3 Benefits of Bringing Pastries To your Employees

There are a lot of ways that owners and executives can help improve their employees’ day. Some of them are so quick, easy, and inexpensive that it doesn’t make sense why they aren’t used more … Read more

Four qualities of the perfect croissant

May 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Four qualities of the perfect croissant

Who doesn’t love the taste of a delicious, warm, fresh-baked croissant? It goes perfectly with nearly anything. For breakfast, it can be paired with jams or preserves. For lunch, you might want it wrapped around … Read more

5 Baking activities to do with your kids

May 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 5 Baking activities to do with your kids

Sweet Melissa Patisserie was voted the Best Bakery in New Jersey, so it is safe to say we know a thing or two about baking! With summer just around the corner, kids will be having … Read more

Do You Have These Essential Baking Ingredients?

April 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Do You Have These Essential Baking Ingredients?

Baking can be very therapeutic, and that is why so many people have become at-home bakers this past year. And while Sweet Melissa Patisserie certainly loves baking for our happy customers, we also want to … Read more

Welcome to New Jersey’s Best Bakery!

April 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Welcome to New Jersey’s Best Bakery!

Clinton Township’s Sweet Melissa Patisserie is known far and wide for being one of the most delicious bakeries, impressing even the most particular of food critics. The bakery has been awarded numerous accolades, including the … Read more

Sweet Melissa's Patisserie in Lebanon NJ wins best bakery

A local ‘gem’ wins N.J.’s best bakery showdown

February 25, 2021 | Comments Off on A local ‘gem’ wins N.J.’s best bakery showdown

December 21, 2017​ | Website: nj.com | By Peter Genovese It’s official – Sweet Melissa Patisserie in Clinton Township is New Jersey’s best bakery. The charming little cafe, with its delectable French-inspired cakes, pastries, tarts … Read more

A French chocolate pastry

N.J.’s best bakery: These are the 10 finalists

January 27, 2021 | Comments Off on N.J.’s best bakery: These are the 10 finalists

Posted December 12, 2017  Melissa Murphy (at left in photo) and husband Chris Rafano operated three patisseries in Brooklyn for 16 years before moving to New Jersey and opening Sweet Melissa Patisserie just off Route 31 … Read more

A tower of cream puff desserts by Sweet Melissa Patisserie

This tower of cream puffs takes pastry to new heights

January 27, 2021 | Comments Off on This tower of cream puffs takes pastry to new heights

by Peter Genovese I NJ Advance Media for NJ.com It’s the final round of our epic N.J.’s best bakery showdown, which means we’re down to 10 great bakeries, chosen from among our 50 semifinalists. This is the second of … Read more