The Victorian house that is home to Sweetie Pies was built around 1865. It was one of the first homes on Main Street, Placerville. It is said to have been the home of the sheriff of "Hangtown." Patty and Ron Clark bought the house in 1991 and totally restored it to its original beauty.
The ceilings were raised to their original height and floors were uncovered, removing many layers of linoleum and carpet. the baseboard and window trim was cut away from the walls, stripped to bare wood, repainted, and reapplied. The hutch found in the entryway is original, but was moved to a more convenient location.
Sweetie Pies opened for business November 8, 1991, a lifelong dream of Patty Clark. "I wanted to create an environment where people could go to have good thoughts, good food, and good coffee." The shop started as an eclectic mix of desserts, coffee, and a limited food menu.
"We are proud to say that every year we have been in business, we have been voted "Best of El Dorado County" by our customers -- Thank you, by the way. We appreciate it very much. One of the we believe has made a difference in the quality of food is the fact we make the majority of our daily servings from scratch. It does take a bit longer, but we feel it is worth it. We hope to see you soon"