Mr. Holmes Bakehouse – Los Angeles

This is a hosted event.

Whenever I travel, I reach out to people on social media to find out where the best places to eat are.  Because everyone knows I have a raging sweet tooth, most of the suggestions are ice cream shops and bakeries.  The last time I’m in San Francisco, about a dozen people tell me I need to visit Mr. Holmes Bakehouse.

“What a peculiar name,” I think.  I don’t get a chance to visit, but it sticks in my head.  And sure enough, it continues to permeate my virtual world, even outside the Bay Area.

Lucky for me, I don’t have to drive another 400 miles to experience Mr. Holmes because he (whoever he is) has come to Los Angeles!  And even luckier – I get an invite to the media preview party.  (FYI they sell out completely on opening day, within hours.  So be aware there may be long lines for a while.)

I Got Baked in Los Angeles

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The bakery is known for their “cruffin” which is croissant meets muffin, with a jam/cream filling. Unfortunately they aren’t serving them the evening I go, but we do get three pastries of our choice.  I don’t pick anything chocolate (like this monkey bread) because I will be spending an hour and a half driving in the hot car.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Fruity Pebble Donuts Bakery Boxes

I wind up with a Fruity Pebble cream-filled Donut, a savory Bacon Danish, and one of these Chocolate Bread Pudding Slices.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Combining forces with my friends Lily Diamond and Alana Kysar’s selections to form an Instagram-worthy shot.

Pastries Los AngelesBakery Box

I am bringing my box to Book Club and sharing it with my buddies.  They are mind-blowingly delicious.  After one bite, Rachelle Wood and I each rip that donut in half with our hands and tear through it like wild beasts.

Here’s praying that this sign I recently spotted on Larchmont means a cruffin will be within walking distance of me someday.

Bakery Highland Park

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is in Highland Park at 111 S Avenue 59 Los Angeles, CA 90042.


5 thoughts on “Mr. Holmes Bakehouse – Los Angeles

  1. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog

    I love that you reach out to people when you travel, I totally need to do more of that! And I absolutely LOVE this post, how insanely delicious everything looks, and a media event at a bakehouse? soooo cool! And the cruffin – so cool!!!!

    1. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet Post author

      Thanks, Phi! Yes social media is so helpful when I’m on the road!

  2. Viola

    Hey, I’ve been there! Well, not there, but the SF one. The cruffins are definitely delicious and I wonder if they’re making the California croissant down in LA? Croissant stuffed with smoked salmon, seaweed, etc., served with a packet of soy sauce. Sounds strange but it’s delicious.

    1. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet Post author

      Oh my LORD that sounds so good. They’re opening one near my house so I will definitely be living there.

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