i'm always tempted by philippes desserts but they inevitably turn out to be shortening based and have that awful, waxy, plasticky mouthfeel and overly sweet taste. i found the the coconut cream pie to be a terrible disappointment. is the coconut cake an exception?
Farmer's market on Sundays in the Pacific Palisades. I can't remember the name of the baker, but they only have a couple of bakeries so it shouldn't be hard to figure out. She has an amazing coconut cake and sells by the slice.