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looking for canele or canelle in LA

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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.

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

      1. re: mc michael

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

        1. re: ipsedixit

          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

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

        3. 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

            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. At Layer Cake Bakery in Irvine.

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

            1. 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.


              1. Rockenwagners bakery. And they're great.

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                1. re: foodiemahoodie

                  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. 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

                  1. I used to get them at La Brea Bakery.

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

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

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

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

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

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