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‘Lette Macarons

9466 Charleville Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

310-275-0023

The columns of stunning multicolored macarons arranged along a tiered, gleaming white shelf give this place the look of a closet museum…

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Bittersweet Treats

1731 E. Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 91106

626-796-8655

The shiny storefront specializes in decidedly more frilly desserts.

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Bread Lounge

700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90021

213-327-0782

Israeli-born Ran Zimon bakes the old-world loaves at Bread Lounge with natural, wild yeast—not commercial…

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Breadbar

10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90067

310-205-0124

Each of the hand-shaped loaves at this growing chain of cafés belongs to one of seven families of dough…

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Brooklyn Bagel Bakery

2217 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90057

213-413-4114

L.A.’s sushi is arguably as good as the sushi in Japan, but that’s not the case with other foods of distant origin…

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Cake House

3250 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90006

323-766-0404

Part patisserie (check out the crepe layer cake oozing whipped cream and berries), part Korean bakery, Cake House has a stultifying number of breads…

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Diamond

335 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-655-0534

This Fairfax cornerstone hasn’t changed much in its 65 years, and neither have the recipes—why mess with perfection?…

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Euro Pane

950 E. Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91106

626-577-1828

Sumi Chang’s café is a neighborhood focal point that’s seldom without a stroller or two parked tableside while their operators ogle the possibilities…

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Farmshop

225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA, 90402

310-566-2400

Farmshop has something for every time of day.

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Jin Patisserie

1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-399-8801

There’s generally a moment of pause when a ribbon-tied Jin gift box is presented for the first time…

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Joan’s on Third

8350 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-655-2285

The shop’s expansion allowed for the addition of more baked goods to Joan’s tony larder. As much as we admire, and consume…

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La Adelita Panadería

317 S. Broadway, A3-4, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-628-0777

Grab a round metal tray and a pair of tongs and start loading up: There are at least two dozen varieties of Mexican sweet bread, flaky pineapple and cherry turnovers, and oversize cookies, which go for about 75¢ apiece. They’re made just a few feet away in the kitchen, where you can see the bakers […]

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La Brea Bakery

460 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-939-6813

The more than 100 styles of rustic breads at L.A.’s iconic bakery—shaped into rounds, baguettes, sandwich loaves, and rolls…

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La Monarca

1001 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91030

(626) 403-6860

We pray for reasons to indulge in the giant tres leches cake.

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Milo & Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90403

310-453-6776

At the most Italian-influenced of the restaurants she shares with husband Josh Loeb, Zoe Nathan tops artisan bread-like pizzas with pork-belly sausage or an abundance of wild mushrooms. Honey-date butter drips off chunks of vanilla-painted butternut squash.

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Mishi’s Strudel Bakery and Cafe

309 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90731

310-832-6474

The grandmotherly charm of Mishi’s Strudel Bakery and Café in San Pedro draws you in, but the polished eastern European cooking and the Hungarian-style pastries make this more than an old-world novelty.

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Platine

10850 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232

310-559-9933

Jamie Cantor started her L.A. baking company after working for two years at the French Laundry in Napa. Her new retail space opens this month…

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