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Jan 8, 2005 08:16 PM


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Where can I find a bakery or brunch serving authentic scones, and not the American kind (too bread-y and extra large)?

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  1. Believe it or not, Cafe Cordiale on Ventura Blvd. just east of Hazeltine in Sherman Oaks has pretty darn good scones.

    1. In the Long Beach area the place to go for scones (and other high tea style foods) is The Vintage Tea Leaf on Broadway. But you might have to wear a funny hat.

      1. I do love the scones at Sweet Lady Jane. Be forewarned, they are rather large.

        1. I'd also be grateful for tips on where, if anyplace, to find great scones. Of the larger than life, mutant versions, I'd have to recommend Clementine's and even Alcove Cafe in Los Feliz. But if you can remember back to Sheila Linderman's amazing work at 72 Market St., Elka Gilmore's at Camelions and Gerri Gilliland's at her namesake cafe, then you know there's a world of difference. But, then, what would you expect from a linguist, a chemist and an Irish lass who also did pastry?

          1. the most wonderful scones I have found were at the Hotel Bel Air--a pricey afternoon tea but worth it just for the scones, the clotted cream and the lemon curd.....the scones themselves were just substantial enough, but not heavy, and served warm from the oven. A true treat!