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Jul 21, 2011 03:14 PM

Where's someplace great for dessert that's not a usual suspect?

I'm looking for someplace new to try. It can be a restaurant, truck or bakery...or whatever for that matter. I'm familiar w/ the usual places (i.e., Huckleberry, Providence, Hatfield's, et al) & I love them all, but I'm wondering what else may be out there? It can be anywhere from Venice to Silverlake, I'm not afraid of a little time in the car. Just looking for something new...

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  1. Your "usual places (i.e., Huckleberry, Providence, Hatfields, et al)" leaves a LOT of uncovered territory as far as where you have and haven't tried dessert. For instance, have you tried any of the myriad of desserts at Simon/L.A. (including the "junk food" ones)?

    I would also recommend the desserts at the Nickel Diner downtown (maple bacon doughnuts along with all the other things they have):

    8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Nickel Diner
    524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

      1. I really enjoy Craft's desserts. Chef Shannon is the bomb. You can enjoy that in the lounge, or outdoors.

        No comment on the SimonLA link (which is comment enough).

        1. I'm not afraid of a little time in the car. Just looking for something new...

          Class 302 in Rowland Heights.

          Somewhere closer than Rowland Heights? WP24 in downtown LA.

          900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

          1. Patisserie Chantilly - sesame choux
            Frances Bakery - souffle cheesecake
            Donut Man - summer peach donuts
            Scoops - artisanal ice creams
            Max's of Manila - halo halo, buko pandan
            Porto's Bakery - guava pastries
            Olympic Bakery - mango cake
            Class 302 - shaved snow
            SinBaLa - shaved ice
            Kiriko - black truffle ice cream
            Colori Kitchen - ricotta cheesecake

            WP24's desserts are awful. The only things worth the trip to WP24 are the appetizers.

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

            11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

            Colori Kitchen
            429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

            Donut Man
            915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

            Porto's Bakery
            3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

            900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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            1. re: J.L.

              Forgot to add Churros Calientes to the list...

              Churros Calientes
              11521 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3007