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Top notch bakery in westside?

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Kelly Aug 24, 2005 06:14 PM

Can anyone recommend a nice bakery in westside? Just moved from NYC, missed all the delicious cakes from Venero, Dessert Delivery and Payard. Thanks.

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    Brian C. Aug 24, 2005 06:38 PM

    Angel Maid Bakery on Centinela Blvd between Culver and Washington Blvd. Mostly for ordering cakes but have a small assortment of very good quality pastries on hand.

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      Marco Polo Aug 24, 2005 07:00 PM

      JIN PATISSERIE in Venice has PAYARD quality cakes and cookies on the westside. BOULE is also excellent with more selection, although not exactly on the westside. The west coast branch of CITY BAKERY is supposedly coming soon to the Brentwood Country Mart.

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        bnb Aug 24, 2005 07:07 PM

        Amandine on Wilshire and Bundy.

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          Funwithfood Aug 25, 2005 02:41 PM

          Second that.

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          e Aug 24, 2005 07:13 PM

          Hansen's cakes in Beverly Hills. Decadent, gorgeous and addictive

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            lotta_cox Sep 1, 2006 07:39 PM

            i very much dislike hansen's. their cakes are average in terms of flavor and sub-par in terms of appearance.

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            grounded Aug 26, 2005 01:13 AM

            Across from Trader Joe's in Santa Monica (Pico and 30th), there's a French patissiere who makes great cakes/tarts. There's no shop per se, just the bakery, but they're open to the public. Just ring the bell and they'll let you in.

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