One Dozen Ding A Lings or $10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Semi Sweet Bakery

Downtown Los Angeles

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The aroma of homemade cookies awakens other sense memories, from the warmth of a wood-burning stove to the sight of Grandma milking a cow above the mixing bowl. Hearken back to simpler times with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for one dozen ding a lings (a $30 value)
  • $10 for $20 worth of baked goods

The menu includes breakfast items such as maple-bacon sticky brioche buns ($2.95 each), cookies such as the samoa macaroons ($1.50 each), and housemade ding a lings ($2.25-$2.75 each).

Semi Sweet Bakery

As a successful financial consultant, Sharlena Fong spent her days wearing buttoned-up business attire and roaming New York City's World Financial Center. Then came September 11, 2001. Her professional life shaken and her priorities reorganized, she said goodbye to the world of finance, trading her power suits for a chef’s toque. After finishing culinary school and working under experienced chefs at Eleven Madison Park and Bouchon Bakery in New York City, Fong teamed up with James Gonzalez and Dennis Hunter in 2011 to open Semi Sweet Bakery in Los Angeles. Today, they all continue to work together with the same goal in mind: morphing frowns into grins with the help of fresh-baked pastries, cookies, and cakes. Hunter explains it best on the shop’s website: "No matter how bad someone's day is, no matter how much heartache someone may be going through, I get to give them a slice of cake or a piece of pastry made with love, and they smile!"

Love is not the only ingredient in their baked goods, however. Inspired by his training under Chef Monica May at Nickel Diner, Chef Gonzalez believes in using local, sustainable ingredients, making everything in-house and from scratch all while balancing each morsel’s delicate flavor profile. In the kitchen each day, chefs bake their signature ding a lings in sweet flavors such as hazelnut crunch and red velvet alongside savory empanadas stuffed with mushroom and short rib. Samoa macaroons packed with coconut, chocolate, and caramel sidle up to mugs of drip coffee and loose-leaf tea from SerendipiTea. The shop also trades in larger treats: nine-inch cakes in flavors such as strawberry three ways with jam and lemon curd fly out the door for surprise birthday parties or surprise I-ate-your-birthday-cake-in-the-car parties.

Semi Sweet Bakery

As a successful financial consultant, Sharlena Fong spent her days wearing buttoned-up business attire and roaming New York City's World Financial Center. Then came September 11, 2001. Her professional life shaken and her priorities reorganized, she said goodbye to the world of finance, trading her power suits for a chef’s toque. After finishing culinary school and working under experienced chefs at Eleven Madison Park and Bouchon Bakery in New York City, Fong teamed up with James Gonzalez and Dennis Hunter in 2007 to open Semi Sweet Bakery in Los Angeles. Today, they all continue to work together with the same goal in mind: morphing frowns into grins with the help of fresh-baked pastries, cookies, and cakes. Hunter explains it best on the shop’s website: "No matter how bad someone's day is, no matter how much heartache someone may be going through, I get to give them a slice of cake or a piece of pastry made with love, and they smile!"

Love is not the only ingredient in their baked goods, however. Inspired by his training under Chef Monica May at Nickel Diner, Chef Gonzalez believes in using local, sustainable ingredients, making everything in-house and from scratch all while balancing each morsel’s delicate flavor profile. In the kitchen each day, chefs bake their signature ding a lings in sweet flavors such as hazelnut crunch and red velvet alongside savory empanadas stuffed with mushroom and short rib. Samoa macaroons packed with coconut, chocolate, and caramel sidle up to mugs of drip coffee and loose-leaf tea from SerendipiTe. The shop also trades in larger treats: nine-inch cakes in flavors such as strawberry three ways with jam and lemon curd fly out the door for surprise birthday parties or surprise I-ate-your-birthday-cake-in-the-car parties.


Reviews

EVERYTHING is awesome. Had some mango green tea to die for! and the macaroon are yummy as well as red velted cakes and ding a lings are bomb!

Rafael M., Yelp, 7/20/12

The ding-a-lings are delicious! Super moist cake and phenomenal flavor.

wendy m., Yelp, 6/18/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great variety of pastries. ”

  • “The place is super cute and the staff very friendly...I ended up buying 3 extra bags of cookies just to try since they had interesting flavors like lavender...”

    “The place is super cute and the staff very friendly...I ended up buying 3 extra bags of cookies just to try since they had interesting flavors like lavender shortbread. Everything was delicious and I can't wait to have some sort of soiree to go back!”

  • “I would definitely recommend this bakery. I got to the store right before closing and was able to get a little variety (before the other customers before me got most...”

    “I would definitely recommend this bakery. I got to the store right before closing and was able to get a little variety (before the other customers before me got most of the sweets) and all was yummy. I got lucky that the blueberry-corn bread was brought out freshly baked and got a slice of that.....will need to go back for more! I also want to try out the morning pastries.”

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    Downtown Los Angeles

    105 E 6th St.

    Los Angeles, California 90013

    213-228-9975

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In a Nutshell

Sweet housemade ding a lings in flavors such as red velvet and hazelnut crunch play well with savory short-rib empanadas

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 21st, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for red velvet or traditional ding a lings. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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