Sweet Armenian

Napoleon, Elite Bakery Cafe

Sacramento has been blessed with an up-cropping of new bakeries and dessert shops, and thankfully, it’s bringing a handful of exciting ethnic bakeries. Enter Elite Bakery Cafe, an Armenian bakery that’s family run with a large selection of Armenian sweets and lunch items. One particularly noteworthy dessert is the Napoleon ($4), made with an egg-free custard and layers of flaky pastry. Elite’s Napoleon stands out with its coating of crispy pastry shards, giving it a lovely visual effect and textural boost. It’s big enough to split, but I promise you won’t want to share. 5150 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Carmichael, elitebakerycafe.com.