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LawrenceS Nov 1, 2004 10:26 PM

Alright, I have to admit it, hounders, I go weak in the knees for coconut desserts - especially the mainstream ones. (Just got back from Kauai, where I had extraordinary coconut eclairs at the Kilauea Bakery). If you have suggestions for coconut-whereabouts in LA, you will save me an airline ticket. Thanks

  1. PseudoNerd Nov 13, 2007 12:18 AM

    The coconut cream pie from Clementine will beat out the one from Susina any day(, especially as everything from Susina pretty much tastes like the interior of its fridge).

    1. Emme Nov 12, 2007 10:55 PM

      Babalu

      Al Gelato

      1. Tom P Nov 12, 2007 01:04 PM

        The Apple Pan has one of the best cocoanut cream pies you will ever have. Call ahead, they do not have it every day.

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          kevin Nov 12, 2007 01:56 PM

          it's super sweet though, if there was a lot less sugar, and more salt in the crust it would be perfect, as is, it's still very good.

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          Food Good Nov 12, 2007 12:37 PM

          Susina on Beverly has fantastic coconut cream pie and banana cream pie. They are individual sized - although really more like 2 person sized.

          1. Ndelible Nov 12, 2007 11:53 AM

            For old fashioned coconut cake, I still haven't found anyone who beats 27th Street Bakery. That cake is awesome!

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            27th Street Bakery
            2700 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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              sherpa50 Nov 12, 2007 12:10 PM

              Buttercake Bakery makes both coconut layer cakes & coconut cupcakes - yummy.

              buttercakebakery.com/

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              jillso Nov 12, 2007 11:29 AM

              Try the Coconut-n-Fudge Ice Cream at Glacier, on Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach.

              And Porto's Bakery in Burbank & Glendale has good macaroons.

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                Ybother Nov 2, 2004 02:58 PM

                Try the Coconut Haupia cake at Ishigo Bakery in Gardena. Very good and very hawaiian...

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                  Tom P Nov 2, 2004 12:33 PM

                  They don't have it every day, but when they do, the Coconut Cream Pie at THE APPLE PAN is excellent. The best I ever had was at ED DEBEVIC'S on La Cienega but I believe it is now closed.

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                    Pate' Nov 2, 2004 04:31 AM

                    Phillipe's, 'nough said.

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                      Marco Polo Nov 2, 2004 02:04 AM

                      The best coconut dessert I have had in LA is the coconut cake at ASIA DE CUBA. Best check if they still have it on the menu.

                      Asia de Cuba
                      8440 W Sunset Blvd
                      West Hollywood, CA 90069
                      Phone: (323) 848-6000

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                        Dorothy Nov 2, 2004 12:03 AM

                        Someone brought coconut cupcakes to the Chow Fiesta -- about three times the size of normal cupcakes, and delish!

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                          h2obemo Nov 2, 2004 01:23 AM

                          Those were absolutely the best coconut cupcakes I ever tasted. They were from Auntie Em's Bakery, 4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.

                          I also like the very moist coconut macaroons from Portos.

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                            jillso Nov 3, 2004 02:05 PM

                            I like the Coconut Cupcakes from Auntie Em's, but I don't think that cream cheese frosting is the way to go...I wish that "Em just topped them with regular buttercream icing.

                            If you're ever down Anaheim-way, check out the COCONUT CREAM PIE MILKSHAKE at Sonic Burger! What an idea!

                            Have you tried McConnell's Coconut Ice Cream or the Coconut Ice Cream at Eiger's Ice cream in Brentwood?

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                          annalulu Nov 1, 2004 10:31 PM

                          Not QUITE either of the things you requested, but I had an unbelievable coconut bundt cake at Alcove not too long ago. Great frosting, and the cake was SO moist. Best of all, they put what tastes like white chocolate chips at the bottom of the pan, so when the upend it, there is this little crust of burned white chocolate beneath the frosting. And the coconut was like snow.

                          damn, I just drooled a little on my keyboard!

                          Alcove is on Hillhurst, just north of Franklin.

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                            condiment Nov 1, 2004 11:15 PM

                            An important discovery. Until recently, I have avoided the cream pies (chocolate, coconut, banana) at the venerable Pie n' Burger because they came topped not with cream, but with meringue, a vastly inferior pie lubricant. But last week, I asked the waitress to knock the offending meringue off the pie and replace it with freshly whipped cream, and - voila! - wonderful coconut cream pie! I felt like friggin' Lewis and Clark or something.

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                              CH Nov 2, 2004 02:30 PM

                              The coconut layer cake at Sweet Lady Jane on Melrose. Excellent.

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                              JJ Nov 2, 2004 04:06 AM

                              All the desserts I've had at Alcove have been outstanding. I asked if they made the cakes etc. in house and was told they have several private off-site bakers who bake for them daily.

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