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Cinnamon Rolls- Stat

Where in Los Angeles do I get a cinnamon roll that is doughy and gooey in the middle, relies more on cinnamon than icing, and is served with a decent cup of coffee? I also want to be able to eat it there.

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  1. The French Bakery on Pico, east of Fairfax. Someone willl chime in with a name, i forgot.

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      It's Maison du Pain, and the cinnamon rolls are truly amazing. By far the best in L.A.

        1. re: Cucinamore

          Omg they're to 'die for'.
          I wouldn't waste my calories or my time with any other.

      1. i love the cinnamon rolls at Thee's bakery on third and fairfax. it's in the booth where they sell their funnel cakes and apple dumplings, not their main bakery. you can get a great cup of coffee at Bob's donuts there too.

        1. if the valley's an option, try K's Donut Emporium at Ventura and Beverly Glen (southeast corner mall)

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          1. re: Emme

            I don't know if it's the best ever, but I like K's cinnamon roll with walnuts.

            1. Dolores has gigantic and delicious cinnamon rolls - 11407 Santa Monica Blvd. Haven't been in awhile. Hope it's still there.

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              1. re: omakase

                Dolores is still there and still has their "We Never Close" sign up. I feel that their cinnamon rolls are a good example of quantity over quality - they are huge, but too treacly sweet. But maybe that is just my pet peeve?

                1. re: igj

                  Dolores does not have good cinnamon rolls. Simultaneously dry and overly sugary without rich flavor. No, no, no.

              2. On the westside, I posted about a family-run donut shop in the strip mall on the S/E corner of Sepulveda and Palms called Royal Donuts a year or two ago. Love the cinnamon rolls, though they are the crispy iced variety. Another 'hound took me up on my recommendation and did a taste test vs. Primo's nearby on Sawtelle. Surprisingly, Royal won, with a special nod to their coffee. Hardworking people, in the middle of the stripmall which has a pizza place, chinese takeout next door, and is across Palms from the Trader Joe's. I must confess that I have grown to love their crumb donuts as much as the cinnamon rolls.

                1. And, for the nut allergic, can e get some recs for rolls that are nut free? and raisins. Raisins in baked things are icky, I always feel as if I'm biting into a gooey bug that fell into the batter

                  1. cinnabon in the malls are pretty good in my book..

                    10800 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                    1130 Glendale, Galleria Glendale, CA

                    14006 Riverside Dr # 258, Sherman Oaks, CA

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                    1. re: Foodandwine

                      I think Cinnabon is exactly what the OP is not looking for -- i.e. gooey, overly sweet cinnamon buns.

                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        OP may not like it, but I Cinnabon's rolls to be the epitome of the genre.

                        1. re: J.L.

                          wow, really? There are so many better ones out there.

                          1. re: J.L.

                            Hmm, I actually think the cinnamon roll from Donut Man might be the epitome of the genre.

                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              Even better IMHO are the Donut Man cinnamon rolls with raisins and apples. They have a broader range of flavors and textures than the regular cinnamon rolls and, unlike their apple-fritter cousins, don't require a forklift to eat.

                              1. re: sbritchky

                                It's odd, but I really don't like raisins in my donuts.

                                Everything else -- cookies, muffins, even cakes -- raisins are ok, however.

                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                  I can't stand raisins in any baked good, nor in my cous-cous. A raisin in a scone is a crime against humanity. Currants are OK, but not darn raisins!

                                  I think it's just a texture, ickyness thing, cause I like raisins on their own, or on cold cereal.

                      2. I have not tried them, but I did see some beautiful ones the other day at King's Hawaiian Bakery in Torrance. No nuts.

                        1. http://www.delilahbakery.com/Delilah_...

                          Delilah bakery in Echo Park
                          The cinnamon rolls are the best

                          1. I just had a LOVELY cinnamon roll at the Tally Rand in Burbank. They do all their own baking and it shows. They are HUGE, not too much icing (I prefer more, but I will concede that it's a nice balance.) Gooey inside when heated. Made with love, or some approximation thereof. The coffee is pretty standard diner fare, but I'm not that picky.

                            They slice them up, dip them in French toast batter, and fry them if you are feeling really decadent.

                            Talleyrand Restaurant
                            1700 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA

                            1. Not in LA, but in Long Beach and Seal Beach: Sweet Jill's. Cinnamon rolls are what the do best. Although they have a complete line of cakes and cookies sold by the piece, stick to the cinnamon rolls (regular or apple) and apple pull aparts. At the Seal Beach shop, get your coffee from Javatini, just catty-corner from Sweet Jill's. Sweet Jill has a shop on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore, on Main Street in Old Town Seal Beach, and a stand at the Long Beach airport.

                              1. Clementine in West LA near Century City has excellent cinnamon rolls.

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                                1. re: houndofmusic

                                  Sniff...still laments for the Cinnamon Rolls that used to be served at Cafe Teresa on Brookhurst in Fountain Valley...still the best I have ever had, and they didn't even need icing. Cinnamony, buttery, yeasty, brown-sugary goodness.

                                2. These are the Best cinnamon rolls I have ever had. Yes, large, thick, doughy and gooey in the middle, relies more on cinnamon than icing. You can control the icing by requesting it on the side. I have never had that sugar crash after eating these, but only a big smile. Eat one there with your coffee and then get at least 6 more to take home.

                                  Alice's Breakfast in the Park (Cinnamon rolls and breakfast served. Very nice cottage ambiance inside and great coffee. Dogs OK at outside tables on weekends. Walking distance from the Dog park located in Central Park)
                                  6622 Lakeview, (this place really is on the lake in the park)
                                  Huntington Beach, California
                                  (714) 848-0690

                                  1. i saw some delicious looking ones at Frittelli's Donuts in Beverly Hills on Saturday. They seem to have a great coffee menu as well.

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                                    1. re: bruinike

                                      Frittelli's is okay. I find them part of the 'Sprinkles' Emperor's New Clothes list...
                                      It's all in the packaging and and presentation. The box they're packed in is very pretty.
                                      I don't find the doughnuts any better than Winchell's, personally. They just cost more.