About Helena Avenue Bakery


Helena Avenue Bakery is a homestyle artisan bakery and kitchen offering rustic, organic breads, handmade seasonal pastries, scratch made breakfast fare, gourmet sandwiches on freshly baked bread and seasonal salads. The take-out menu is ideal for dining in or taking away to enjoy at home, nearby wine tasting rooms, the beach or picnics around town. Helena Avenue Bakery shares a space with the Santa Barbara Wine Collective so you can grab a bottle of your favorite local wine for a perfect picnic.

Chef Ken Toledo

Originally from San Diego, Kenneth Toledo was supposed to be an Engineer. Inspired by his family’s love for growing their own food, and his passion for cooking for his family under the tutelage of his mother, Toledo made the leap and attended a local Culinary Arts program instead. At 18, he spent the seasons between Cape Cod and Palm Beach. In 2014, at the invitation of Executive Chef Christopher Manning (Étoile), he accepted the Sous Chef position at Thomas Hill Organics, venerable initiator of the farm to table movement on the Central Coast. After nearly two decades in the industry from private clubs to esteemed steak houses to Swiss bakeries, Chef Toledo is excited to bring his experience, passion for local ingredients and flare to Helena Avenue Bakery.

Kyle Mauk, Manager


Kyle grew up in Sonoma county and has over ten years of experience in the restaurant industry. Most recently he managed Sunflower Caffe in Sonoma, CA. He now lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and dog (Kenny).

Accolades & Awards


High praise from The Hollywood Reporter, Zagat.com, and the SoCal Restaurant Show.


For more information, visit helenaavenuebakery.com

31 Anacapa St., Ste. C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805-880-3383
Daily 7am to 3pm

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