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Bittersweet Treats

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


The shiny storefront specializes in decidedly more frilly desserts.

Website: http://www.bittersweettreats.com


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Bread Lounge

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


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


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


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

Website: http://breadbar.net

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Brooklyn Bagel Bakery

2217 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90057


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…

Website: http://brooklynbagella.com/

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Cake House

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


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


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


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


Farmshop has something for every time of day.

Website: http://www.farmshopla.com


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Jin Patisserie

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


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

Website: http://jinpatisserie.com

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Joan’s on Third

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


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

Website: http://joansonthird.com

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La Adelita Panadería

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


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


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

Website: http://labreabakery.com

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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.

Website: http://www.lamonarcabakery.com


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Milo & Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90403


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.

Website: http://www.miloandolive.com/

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Mishi’s Strudel Bakery and Cafe

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


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.

Website: http://www.mishisstrudel.com/

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10850 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232


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…

Website: http://platinecookies.com

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Porto’s Bakery

315 N. Brand Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91203


Guava has yet to make inroads in American cuisine (although the trees grow well in L.A.), but its jam is elemental in Latin American pastries…

Website: http://portosbakery.com

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