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best baguette?

marina Aug 3, 2006 05:56 PM

Looking for fresh, warm baguettes that taste like they're from a neighborhood Parisian bakery, not baguettes from the market chain that taste like cardboard...any recommendations?

thanks foodies!

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  1. Moomin Aug 3, 2006 06:07 PM

    Pain du Jour in Santa Monica.

    It's far and away the most strictly urbanne Parisian-style baguette in the city, though they do also have a selection of more rustic loaves. It's run by Bruno Commereuc's brother, and much of the daily output ends up at Angelique Cafe. The croissants are also strictly Parisian, crisp, light and buttery. But...

    They have a very limited selection, and very limited hours. When they run out, they close their doors for the day.

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    1. re: Moomin
      petradish Aug 3, 2006 06:59 PM

      Concur. The baguette is offered with dark or light crust, depending on availability.

      I believe the hours are 7-noon everyday now.



    2. ipsedixit Aug 3, 2006 06:23 PM

      Might I suggest a French-Vietnamese option, like MR. BAGUETTE?

      Mr Baguette
      8702 Valley Blvd
      (626) 288-9166

      1. MEalcentric Aug 3, 2006 06:50 PM

        There was a long string not too far back. Enjoy

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          212 Aug 7, 2006 12:05 AM

          Bread Bar on Robertson and third. The Baker is Erik Kayser, could be spelled wrong, but his breads are great

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            Taste Bud Aug 7, 2006 01:21 AM

            Try the Casbah Cafe in Silverlake:

            Casbah Cafe
            3900 W Sunset Blvd
            Los Angeles, CA 90029-2242
            (323) 664-7000
            Cross Street: Hyperion Avenue

            1. westsidegal Aug 7, 2006 02:22 AM

              you might try la maison du pain on pico east of hauser.
              they are closed on sundays.

              1. m
                mattesq Aug 7, 2006 05:12 AM

                Delice Bakery is pretty good. Good prepared food as well like the omlet sandwich.

                8583 W Pico Blvd
                Los Angeles, CA 90035

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