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Jul 28, 2014
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Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair


Sweet Pea’s Baking Company is not just another small town bakery – it’s much more. Owners Rafael and Katjia Pita met as young students in Paris. There, on their first date, they shared their mutual dream of one day opening a bakery. Their journey brought them to Francisco, Paris, and Brazil, New York, and finally to Old Greenwich, Connecticut, where they decided to settle down with their 4 young children and finally pursue their dream.

Their storefront shop initially offered only artisanal breads, pastries and a few other select items along with their own in-house roasted coffee. In the year since they opened, they’ve transitioned from a small bake-shop to a café with an impressive offering of both prepared and made to order breakfast and lunch items. Katjia describes herself as the baker – loving the precision and exactness of it all, and refers to her husband, Rafael, as the creative one. Together their science and art created a winning combination. 

Whether you want a small treat and a cup of their wonderful coffee, or something a little more substantial you’re guaranteed to find something that fits your mood.

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For a appetizer on what the food is like:

Aunt Clara’s Choice consists of three Brazilian cheese breads called Pao de Queijo, which on their own are out of this world. They are served with a slow cooked (to perfection) shredded pork loin, and topped with tomatoes, onions and parsley. The meat is hearty, yet delicate and tender, salty with just a hint of sweetness which when sandwiched between the tender cheesy Pao de Quiejo creates a sandwich experience I have never had before. This sandwich with its South American influence will satisfy those with hearty appetites. The bread is hearty enough to withstand the warm, slowly cooked meat, yet light and airy enough that it doesn’t leave you feeling weighted down.
Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

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