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Tarte Tatin

Is there any cafe-ish place in LA where i can get me some Tarte Tatin? It may be asking for too much, but in France good tarte tatin can be had at any corner cafe, where it can be munched pleasantly with a cup of coffee. I'm not looking for someplace expensive like the Ivy, but rather somewhere to pass part of a saturday afternoon?

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  1. I'm pretty sure Amandine on Wilshire in West L.A. has tarte tatin. You might want to call them and make sure. I'm quite sure I saw it when I was there last but that was a few months ago.

    1. nicole's gourmet in south pasadena on el centro has great tarte tatin. we buy the whole thing.

      1. I'm sorry, I just don't get Amandine. I have been in twice, never been tempted and no one who works there was ever friendly enough to engage me. I keep reading their name as a constant rec on this board and I'm mystified.

        1. Try Julienne in San Marino.

          Call ahead, they don't always have it.


          1. How about: Bistro de l'Hermitage, on Culver Blvd., Culver City; Chez Mimi in SM; Delice Bakery on Pico; Michel Richard on Robertson?

              1. I love tart tatin. Sweet Lady Jane (http://www.sweetladyjane.com/ ) does a pretty nice version, and maybe fits what your looking for okay.

                Also, Le Petit Bistro on La Cienega north of Melrose makes a pretty good tart tatin; not sure how they'd feel about your passing a Saturday afternoon there though.

                1. I've had good Tarte Tatin at Cafe Brasil on Washington in Culver City.

                    1. re: jcwla

                      The Ivy's Tarte Tatin is sensational.

                      1. re: Jesdamala

                        ...and probably $12 a slice... besides, the OP specifically said she didn't want the Ivy.

                    2. I asked this question a while back, and I was told Cafe Bizou, Mimosa, and Cafe des Artistes.

                      1. Cafe Angelique in downtown LA has excellent Tarte Tatin. Though I believe they close at 3 or 4.

                        1. I think Paris Baguette has amazingly delicious baked goods. I think if you were to call them, they could do it!

                          1. BISTRO GARDEN at COLDWATER

                            1. though i haven't been here, you could try artisan tatin. charming claudine lamare, the chef, was featured on a recent episode of kcrw's good food: http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/gf/g...

                              artisan tatin
                              10836 1/2 washington boulevard
                              culver city 90232
                              310 280 0282

                              1. I just happened to pick up a slice to go from Monsieur Marcel at the Farmers Market. C'etait delicieux! and it's a great market for other French goodies.

                                1. yes on sweet lady jane. they are amazing. i used to work at firefly bistro in south pasadena(right across the street from nicoles), and the pastry chef made the most amazing tarte tatin. i'd call ahead of time and see if she's making that for a special pastry for brunch.

                                  1. Paris Pastry on Westwood Blvd. Totally authentic French pastries and cakes.

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                                    1. re: mssreatalot

                                      Not so 'authentic' after all. The place was sold in 2010.

                                    2. This is shameful that I do not know the name of this place. However, it is easily found next door to Doughboys on W 3rd (West of Fairfax...South side of Street) It is a charming French bakery/wine bar. It has a lovely outdoor courtyard and is unfortunately desolate during the peak of the doughboys rush. The Tarte Tatin is simply BEAUTIFUL! The best looking I have seen in LA. And

                                      1. The Little Next Door. I was just there. Isn't it beautiful?? The Tart Tatin is really good there. The chef also cans homemade preserves and antipasti. I got Quince and Geranium jelly and it's so good!

                                        1. Try Tatin Coffee House on National at Sepulveda. www.tatincoffeehouse.com

                                          1. One of the best Tart Tatins I have had in the city is at Prado on Larchmont. We will order a whole one to serve at dinner parties when I am too lazy to make dessert.

                                            1. Somebody beat me to a Prado recomendation! It's amazing there. I second Cafe Brasil as well.

                                              1. Cafe Beaujolais in Eagle Rock used to have a tasty and very traditional rendition; don't know if this is still the case under its new management. Le Petit Beaujolais more or less across the street probably has it too, since they're more a sandwich-and-bakery shop.

                                                1. Older original post, but new reply:

                                                  Tarte tatin (the dish) is available at Tarte Tatin (the bakery/cafe), which just opened last month.

                                                  It's located in the mini-mall space formerly occupied by Housenka, near the corner of Doheny and Olympic.

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                                                  1. re: J.L.

                                                    scrolled down hoping this was the newest addition to the thread...

                                                    also, surfa's cafe had one last i was there.

                                                    1. re: J.L.

                                                      I was there
                                                      today for the second time. This charming little cafe and bakery is a gem. The food is magnificent and the chef/owner is very knowlegable and creative about all kinds of Mediterranean fare. Quinoa salad, savory breakfasts, hummus, healthy food, great ingredients. Dishes from Provence and the middle east executed well.
                                                      Great croissants, tartes tatin, delicious bread. I love the citrus smell, the lemons and oranges in the glass jars and the lovely collection of cookbooks from around the world that not only decorate the walls but can be picked up and read. This place deserves to be successful. A+

                                                      Tarte Tatin
                                                      9123 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                                                    2. Taix has it in their dessert menu. It's something I always anticipate when I go there for my birthday!

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                                                      1. re: JosephEBacon

                                                        Must say that when we've had it at Cafe Beaujolais, the Woman In The Hat has been happy.

                                                        Cafe Beaujolais
                                                        1712 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

                                                        1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

                                                          My favorite is at the Ivy or from The Ivy. (On Robertson) This is the traditional dessert I bring for holiday meals. Everyone loves Ivy's Tarte Latin (L.A. Desserts). It really is delicious.

                                                          1. re: maudies5

                                                            And you can probably get it at a little bit cheaper price point at Dolce Isolda, down south along Robertson.

                                                            Also, the namesake dish at Tarte Tatin in Beverly Hills is very good.

                                                            1. re: kevin

                                                              Thanks, Kevin. The Ivy's "Ricky" is a wonderful pastry chef,