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Best Cakes/Cupcakes/Pastries in LA

Sweetalicious Feb 10, 2009 07:37 PM

I'm taking a good friend out for a birthday sweet at the end of the month. He loves his sweets, I love good coffee and tea. I thought about Lark and Jin, but does anyone else have any ideas?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Sweetalicious Feb 10, 2009 09:01 PM



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      megs8 RE: Sweetalicious Feb 11, 2009 05:51 AM

      LA Mill Coffee in Silverlake http://www.lamillcoffee.com
      Auntie Em's Kitchen in Eagle Rock (love the cupcakes) http://www.auntieemskitchen.com/

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        liu RE: megs8 Feb 11, 2009 05:05 PM

        I second BOTH of your suggestions, megs8!
        LA Mill is a nice space and the coffees are amazing...in several styles: Clover, Drip, Vacuum. Their desserts look pretty. LA Mill is a very visual experience!

        Auntie Em's is more casual than LA Mill, although LA Mill is very friendly, warm and inviting. I just don't love the space at Auntie Em's. The desserts at Auntie Em's are delicious...go for the cupcakes. But Auntie Em's will not be a coffee experience to remember, while LA Mill will. Also, LA Mill is a pleasant place to pass the afternoon or evening with a good friend.

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          trolley RE: liu Feb 11, 2009 07:11 PM

          love auntie em's but it's a crap shoot. if you go there later in the afternoon they're usually sold out of most of their cupcakes. i would go to amandine.

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        bulavinaka RE: Sweetalicious Feb 11, 2009 08:05 AM

        Patisserie Chantilly in Lomita.

        Patisserie Chantilly
        2383 Lomita Blvd., #104, Lomita, CA 90717

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          Nicole RE: bulavinaka Feb 11, 2009 11:07 AM

          Ditto on Chantilly. But note the hours...they close pretty early (7?). I'd go there much more often if they were open later.

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          jackattack RE: Sweetalicious Feb 11, 2009 10:49 AM

          Amandine in West L.A. on Wilshire

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            ohdaylay RE: Sweetalicious Feb 11, 2009 12:49 PM

            Two lesser known spots are L.A. Baking Co. on Broadway in Lincoln Heights right next to the I-5 Freeway. Also, Amy's in Montebello. L.A. Baking is more about ordered cakes, but Amy's has the best pastries in the SGV.

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              Sweetalicious RE: ohdaylay Feb 11, 2009 04:38 PM

              yum yum yum!!! thank you so much!

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