Even though Angelenos are notoriously standoffish when it comes to their carbs, as we head into the holiday season we all like to indulge just a little. Whether you are hungry for traditional French baguette, a croissant for breakfast, or a fresh fruit tart, LA’s bakeries have you covered. I have chose my 9 favorite bakeries in Los Angeles from the dozens throughout the area.
Copenhagen Pastry – Culver City
Our bakery is the first authentic Danish pastry shop in Culver City, California offering light and flaky pastries baked fresh throughout the day.
Visit their Culver City location for fresh-made breads and pastries or order online for at-home delivery!
Rose Cafe – Venice
Chef Jason Neroni’s menu focuses on local Southern California cuisine with an international influence from his world travels. The bakery celebrates American classics, as well as some of the original Rose bakery classics re-conceptualized with their innovative techniques.
Head to Rose Cafe in the morning to start your day with pain au chocolate or a chai-spiced beignet.
Chaumont Bakery – Beverly Hills
The idea of a French bakery, out of time, where the smell of freshly-baked bread and croissants mingle with the scent of freshly grounded coffee.
Bring your family to the bakery or grab some pastries or sandwiches to take on the go.
Lodge Bread – Los Angeles
Lodge Bread Co. began as a backyard experiment after two young chefs, killing time after work, decided to each try their hands at a sourdough starter. …they baked and baked and baked, specializing in “slow” bread crafted with organically-grown, season while grains using a naturally leavened process that allows for wild fermentation.
Hit up Lodge Bread in the afternoon for some delicious house-made pizzas, then grab a few loaves of the bakery’s famous bread to take home.
Pitchoun Bakery – Los Angeles
Pitchoun is a family story! Frédéric and Fabienne Souliès are both French; he’s from the South West of France and she’s from Monaco, French Riviera. “Pitchoun” is a French affection term meaning “kiddo”— in a loving way. It is a word our parents used with any kid in the old French dialect in Provence and in the South West of France. It’s the common point linking Frédéric, this countryside guy, with Fabienne, a real urban girl!
Pitchoun is the place for delicious, traditional baguettes, croissants, and assorted French pastries.
Proof Bakery – Los Angeles
At Proof, we’re driven by technique and focus on classic French-style pastries like financiers and tarts, and we’ve become well-known across the city for our croissants. We make a variety of comfort favorites too, like chocolate chip cookies and biscuits. And during the holidays, our team is busy with special seasonal items like pies, Buches de Noel, and gingerbread cookies.
Visit Proof for delicious quiche, pastries, cakes, and tarts. With just a bit of notice, they can create whole cakes for your special event!
The Bread Lounge – Los Angeles
Now our visitors can sip coffee and enjoy a delicious croissant with our all-natural confiture, or get a carefully crafted sandwich with housemade spreads. As the Arts District transforms into one of L.A.’s most sought after neighborhoods, Bread Lounge has taken its deserved place amongst upscale restaurants, top-quality cafés, new residential buildings, artist studios, and galleries.
The Bread Lounge bakes fantastic quiche, soup, and paninis, but the real star is their house-made breads.
Milo + Olive – Santa Monica
Milo & Olive is the neighborhood bakery and pizzeria project from Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, the husband-and-wife team behind Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Huckleberry Café & Bakery, Sweet Rose Creamery, Cassia, and Esters Wine Shop & Bar.
Visit Milo + Olive in the morning for bakery-driven breakfast items and later in the day for oven-fired pizzas.
So, tell me, have you visited any of these great bakeries in Los Angeles? Which is your favorite? Any that I missed?