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Jun 19, 2008 09:16 PM

dessert anyone?

MY family is in love with dessert! it is our fuel! we love exploring new restaurants and have already discovered MILK on beverly, which is pretty amazing! The hot fudge sundae is very good with banana dulce ice cream and cookies and cream and the fudge is amazing! They give you very huge portioins of ice cream, which i like, i am big on getting my bucks worth. Our other favorite is the alcove on hillhurst. The sees chocolate cake is amazing. now we are looking for a new amazing dessert spot to discover and love. Have any suggestions?

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    1. Jin Patisserie in Venice!

      And if you want to splurge, get the dessert tasting menu at Providence!


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      1. re: burumun

        On that note, you can also get Adrian Vasquez's desserts at LA Mill.

      2. I know some of these aren't strictly bakeries but I've had some fantastic desserts at the following:

        JiRaffe: Chocolate truffle cake. HEAVEN.
        Literati II: Homemade churros with a chocolate sauce
        Houstons: Love their key lime pie
        Cucina Paradiso: Panna cotta, creamy and amazing
        Susina Bakery: Lovely cakes by the slice
        Susiecakes: Their mini key lime and lemon pies are excellent. Wasn't a huge fan of the german chocolate cake.

        Next time you go to MILK be sure to get one (or 10!) ooey gooey chocolate cookies, nuke it for about 10 seconds and it's like it's right from the oven! SO GOOD!

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        1. re: dinami

          i know the chocolate cookies at milk are good! have you ever tried the bon bons? i have been to scared to stray off from my usual order. they look delicious!

          1. re: zoememel

            The coffee toffee bonbon/milkies are excellent. I wasn't a big fan of the other type that I tried when I was there (white chocolate I think with a berry flavor).

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          1. Cynthia's Blackberry Cobbler (huge enough for two)
            SimonLA Junk Food Platter
            Mastro's - Butter Cake
            Mozza - Butterscotch Budino
            Hatfield's - Chocolate Mille-Feuille, Panna Cotta
            Hungry Cat - choc bread pudding
            Sona - choc beignet
            The Ivy - Apple Tarte Tatin
            Grace - PB Choc Cup, Donuts
            All Angelo - polenta thing
            Jinpachi - dessert omakase
            Urth Caffe - pumpkin pie
            Baby Blue BBQ - banana pudding according to the boy
            Morton's - Choc ganache
            Roy's - choc souffle
            Wilshire - almost anything
            Jin Patisserie - cakes
            Off Vine - souffles
            Masa - choc croissant bread pudding
            Babalu - banana cream pie, coconut cream pie
            CPK - key lime pie, tiramisu, gigantic hot fudge sundae (I know it's a chain, but these are quite good here)

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            1. re: Emme

              I printed out your list. It's sort of a fantasy for me, but eventually I might get to most of them!

              AS for Tarte Tatin, have you tried the one at Chez Mimi? It's won awards!

              The apple Pan banana Cream Pie should also be on that list.

              Donuts from the Donut man, too

              I love to hit Leda's bakeshop for cupcakes, cookies, scones, bars and more!

              Where can you get cynthia's cobbler?

              1. re: Diana

                at cynthia's.... 3rd st. just east of the beverly center.

                1. re: Emme

                  well Duh! I should have known! Thanks!

                  1. re: Diana

                    Just watch out for Cythnia herself, she's a real sweetheart.

                    Try not to go there just for dessert, "We don't do just desserts."

                    1. re: kevin

                      fortunately cynthia herself is not involved in the operation anymore. but boy, back in the day... yeah, we have some interesting stories from those visits. in fact, i planned to rent cynthia's out on a sunday afternoon for my sweet sixteen. all went well until we decided we were going to move some of the tables and chairs to the side (and yes we planned to put them back...), and she threw a hissy fit, and said "No party for you." Instead, we moved the party to the Olympic Collection, had their food, and then imported Cynthia's cobblers for dessert. But thankfully, as I said, she's gone... Cobbler away, Cynthia free... just take a friend to help put down that 9 dollar monstrosity.

                      1. re: Emme

                        Didn't know Cynthia herself is gone? I thought she started it out herself and since she's no longer there it would cease it exist.

                        Is the Blackberry cobbler as good as it was before?

                        1. re: kevin

                          nothing has changed except for her lack of presence, which is stellar and relieving.

              2. re: Emme

                wow, you definetly have some dessert experience! i know what you mean by CPK, my mother is against most chain restaurants, but i love their hot fudge sundae and their tostada pizza, their delicious!

                1. re: Emme

                  do you have any good suggestions for dessert in hollywood besides the alcove on hillhurst, we go there almost once a month. the sees candy fudge chocolate cake is huge and amazing!

                  1. re: zoememel

                    well some on the list are hollywood... hungry cat, sona, hatfield's, mozza

                    check out this event on July 27th at Boulevard3

                    mimosa - apple tarte tatin
                    la mill's - sweet potato pie deconstructed, coffee panna cotta
                    king's road cafe - vanilla creme brulee, biscotti, scones
                    asia de cuba - carrot cake
                    grill on the alley - strawberry shortcake, brownie skillet
                    and okay not hollywood per se, but the little next door has some good desserts