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best baguette?

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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. 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

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

      I believe the hours are 7-noon everyday now.

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

      Mr Baguette
      8702 Valley Blvd
      Rosemead
      (626) 288-9166

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

          1. Try the Casbah Cafe in Silverlake:

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