bakeries/cafes/dessert places

25 Years of La Brea Bakery

February 3, 2014

Oh, that bread – I’ve only lived in Los Angeles for 8 years, but every one of them has involved these ubiquitous loaves. For its 25th Anniversary, La Brea Bakery moved to a new spot up the street (Republique inhabits the old one) with a bar, beautiful wood-burning oven, and daily breakfast/lunch/dinner menu. I came for […]

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Sweet Rose Creamery on Beverly

January 20, 2014

Sundays are sweet… …when you get a sneak peek at the greatest shop ever. Sweet Rose Creamery doesn’t open their Beverly location until this Wednesday the 22nd, but I was invited in (along with family and friends) for some goodies. The first thing I noticed were the baked goods, by Milo + Olive. I’m so […]

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Urth Angel

January 15, 2014

My mom’s back in town! Just for a few days, sadly. When she saw the pumpkin pie at Urth Caffe, she ordered it for breakfast. And then I knew for sure we were related. I got the banana oatmeal – inspired by Brian’s bowl at the Downtown location. It is pretty sweet, and comes with […]

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J Something Bakery

January 7, 2014

My last Irvine adventure with Mommy… …was at J. Sweet Bakery… …or was it JJ Bakery?!? Whatever it’s called, it all looked insane. From the classic Hot Dog Bun… …to Taro with Dry Buttermilk… …Whole Wheat Buttermilk with Walnuts… …Soft Red Bean + Coffee Bread with Walnuts… …Onion and Mushroom Danish Sticks… …Watermelon Rolls… …Marble […]

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Peace on Urth

January 2, 2014

Back in 2013, I stopped by Urth Caffe to record my latest podcast… …have been to the ones in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and WeHo many times, but this was my first trip to the downtown location. Pretty similar, except there’s a window where you can watch them bake! I had a Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin… […]

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