The story of La Monarca Bakery is one of joy for life and of overcoming the odds, propelled by the indomitable search for a dream, fueled by the strength of love and family. It is embodied by the brave and resilient spirit of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly.
La Monarca Bakery's founders, Ricardo Cervantes and Alfredo Livas, grew up in Monterrey, Mexico's third largest city. Since they were kids, the two friends enjoyed the rich variety of breads and pastries (pan dulce), which are household staples in Mexico. While studying in the U.S., Ricardo and Alfredo missed the delicious pastries from back home. After moving to Los Angeles they continued searching for authentic, high-quality pastries from their homeland but the offerings they found were very disappointing. Thus, they decided to create La Monarca Bakery to bring cakes and pastries with the authentic flavors of Mexico to the U.S.
La Monarca Bakery's skilled team of bakers creates a variety of cakes, pastries and breads from scratch, using traditional proprietary recipes perfected over the last 50 years, with only top quality fresh ingredients. All of La Monarca Bakery's products are 100% natural and are made without the use of lard, trans-fats, preservatives, artificial ingredients or ready-made mixes.
The first La Monarca Bakery opened in the City of Huntington Park, CA in March 2006. The second store opened in the City of Commerce, CA in May 2009. A third bakery opened its doors in the City of Santa Monica, CA in December 2010. La Monarca Bakery strives to offer products and service of unique quality which have earned it multiple local and national media features including coverage on CNN, NBC, Univision, LA Times, La Opinion, LA Weekly and Eater LA, among others. La Monarca Bakery's vision is to be the premier Hispanic bakery chain in the United States, representing and promoting its rich cultural heritage with dignity and pride. La Monarca Bakery's mission is to bring unique product and service quality to the communities it serves, always practicing the highest standards of performance.
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