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Semi-Sweet Bakery Disappears From Downtown's Dessert Scene Overnight

The popular pastry shop has folded

Semi-Sweet Bakery, Downtown
Semi-Sweet Bakery, Downtown
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Downtown’s Semi-Sweet Bakery seems to have closed virtually overnight, leaving nothing more than a goodbye note online. The move brings to an end a half-decade of pastry service along 6th Street, which has drastically changed since the company first took up residence off the corner of Main Street.

In a post yesterday on the company’s Instagram account, expectant dessert fiends were left with the following message:

We have served our last ding-a-ling. Thank you so much for all of your support over the last 5 years. It was an honor to serve our family, friends, and neighbors.

There’s no specific reason given for the closure, though over on the company’s Facebook page (which posted a similar going away notice on August 17), the team behind Semi-Sweet does seem keen to possibly continue doing catering and other private gigs down the line.

Eater reached out to owners Sharlena Fong for comment from the team but so far hasn’t heard back.