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Tres Leches Cake

Hi All:
Anyone know where I can get some great tres leches cake west of the 405? I live in Santa Monica but I'm willing to travel a bit for great cake. I am looking for a place that sells slices..
Thanks in advance...

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  1. Border Grill does have one. It's been a long time, but it was not half bad.

    1. Try Angel Bakery on Centinela. Not sure they sell by the slice might be by the cake only.

      1. Well, West of the 405 in the SFV is more than one Vallarta market, which makes the most AMAZING tres LEches. But not really in Santa mOnica, is it?

        Still the Lake Balboa/whatever they call it now Vallarta on Victory has some of the best, and is close to the 405.

        Last I checked, you could buy it in slices or whole.

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        1. re: Diana

          agreed, both Vallarta market and Jons market in the valley make excellent tres leches.

          1. re: Diana

            Second this. Unbelievably good tres leches, and CHEAP -- I think it's gone up to $2 for a slice that would feed at least two.

          2. Yes. COPPELIA'S BAKERY on Venice west of Overland Blvd has great ones. By the slice and whole ones (any size).

            1. Don't flog me, but Pavillion's makes a great tres leches cake that they sell by the slice, not sure if at all of them, but I've definitely purchased the slices at Vine/Melrose location... you could call the others. For 2.99, it's obviously incredibly moist and tasty.

              1. Thanks! I will try those out for sure!

                1. Porto's!
                  Glendale Location
                  315 North Brand Blvd.
                  Glendale, CA 91203
                  tel. (818) 956-5996
                  fax (818) 956-0696

                  Burbank Location
                  3614 W Magnolia Blvd.
                  Burbank, CA 91505
                  (818) 846-9100

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                  1. re: ba623

                    I just had an individual one from portos and it was pretty good.

                  2. The Gulfstream Restaurant in Newport Beach serves great TL cake. There is another Gulfstream in Century City. Perhaps they serve the same version which is outstanding.

                    1. The Whole Foods Bakeries get their always outstanding cakes from multiple outside bakeries. Their Tres Leche Cake is phenominal!! Their other cakes I've tasted were also outstanding as is their Miche & many of their artisinal breads for paninni. JET

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                      1. re: Jet

                        really? i didn't find the one from whole foods good at all!!! i found it just somewhat sweet, and not really flavorful in the way i'm accustomed to with 3L. maybe i'm wrongly attuned to 3L, but def not a fan of WF. for supermarket versions, pavillion's is really good, esp sold in the individual slice squares.

                      2. I recently got one a Juniors Deli in West LA. It was the best bang for the buck and they make in a full sheet if you ask too. I had the by the "slice" ( they put it in bowl) but perfer the full cake version because it had less frosting.

                        1. La Serenata has a fantastic tres leches. The cream is light but full bodied, the cake delicate and flavorful, and the milk is not over powered by sweetness. Also a good pinch of cinnamon to round everything out. I forgot how much I like this cake. Thanks for the topic, I'll be heading over for a slice shortly...

                          1. A mighty fine rendition of Tres Leches Cake is to be found somewhat EAST of the 405 at MILK.

                            MILK
                            7290 Beverly Blvd. (cross street: Poinsettia)
                            LA, CA 90036
                            www.themilkshop.com

                            1. Also try the Tres Leches at the My Cakes bakery, hidden on Kester between Burbank and oxnard. Mostly loskcsmiths and auto painting/repair places nearby, but it's the greatest little baker.