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looking for canele or canelle in LA

fdb Aug 21, 2011 09:12 AM

I can't seem to find any recent discussion on this but anyone knows where to buy freshly baked canele (or canelle), a small French pastry with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust? I've seen them at Surfas but they are frozen.

  1. ipsedixit Aug 21, 2011 12:25 PM

    I've seen it at Noir Food and Wine in Pasadena.

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      mc michael Aug 21, 2011 01:20 PM

      Hmmmm? http://www.canele-la.com/

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      1. re: mc michael
        ipsedixit Aug 21, 2011 01:35 PM

        And amazingly it looks like they don't offer their namesake dessert.

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          perk Aug 21, 2011 01:47 PM

          I don't know if they still do this....but they used to hand them out as a complimentary parting gift.
          Don't know if you could ask them to make some.

        2. re: mc michael
          Tom P Aug 21, 2011 03:21 PM

          They do indeed hand caneles out to you as you leave the restaurant. They are wonderful. (And the restaurant is terrific.)

        3. trolley Aug 21, 2011 04:17 PM

          I've had them at Euro Pane in Pasadena. Delicious. Not sure if they have them regularly tho.

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          1. re: trolley
            mrshankly Aug 23, 2011 08:10 AM

            Euro Pane's are delicious... only available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays... get there before noon or they're gone.

            Canele in Atwater on Glendale Blvd also serves them.

          2. Das Ubergeek Aug 22, 2011 02:13 PM

            At Layer Cake Bakery in Irvine.

            Layer Cake Bakery
            4250 Barranca Pkwy Suite 1, Irvine, CA 92604

            1. wutzizname Aug 22, 2011 09:16 PM

              I know they had them at Frances Bakery downtown last time I was there. Haven't tried them though, so can't vouch for how good they are.


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                foodiemahoodie Aug 22, 2011 11:00 PM

                Rockenwagners bakery. And they're great.

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                  foodiemahoodie Aug 23, 2011 08:32 PM

                  Skip that. They are not at Rockenwagners. I had a memory of having them there, but in fact it was someplace else. Now I'm totally jonesing for them....

                2. doraxkishi Aug 22, 2011 11:25 PM

                  Hotcakes Bakes in Culver City has them...In regular and mini sizes. The owner (who was featured on Food Network a couple times) is French and she seems to be quite proud of them!


                  Hotcakes Bakes
                  4119 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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                    budlit Aug 23, 2011 07:39 AM

                    I used to get them at La Brea Bakery.

                    La Brea Bakery
                    624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                      iOnLa Aug 26, 2011 03:18 PM

                      Surfa's cafe has them freshly baked. They never make it home.

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                        foodiemahoodie Nov 23, 2011 12:53 AM

                        Maison Giraud in the Palisades have them. Same pastry chef as Anisette so they're going to be great.

                        1. mnosyne Nov 26, 2011 04:24 PM

                          Bruno at Le Saint Amour is making them on the weekends.

                          Le Saint Amour
                          9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

                          1. SilverlakeGirl Nov 27, 2011 07:42 AM

                            The last time I checked, they were offered at LAMill.

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