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Recs at Stolichnaya Bakery on Fairfax & SM Blvd.?

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Recently paid my first visit to Stolichnaya Bakery & was somewhat overwhelmed -- in a good way! -- by the jam-packed display cases. Do any of you have recommendations for things that are especially good or unique here? I love the chocolate almond cookies & the rye bread so far. Am wondering about the array of unusual-looking coffeecakes, all the other pastries & the more decorative cakes. And how are their brownies? Thanks for any tips!

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  1. This goes back a few years, but when I lived down the street, this was my go-to spot for hamentashen and generic white bread, which they'll slice. I think I tried other bread types and they weren't that great. Honey cake's good, anything with poppy seed is good. I don't really like chocolate, so haven't tried this, nor the decorative cakes. It's sort of a work-a-day bakery, not a fancy-cake place, but glad it's still there.

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    1. re: cant talk...eating

      I'd say the same. The bread has always been good, especially the rye, but the pastries don't hold up to the competition these days.

    2. Not sure how to spell it --only how to eat it: Chocolate Babka.
      a tall coffee cake filled with dark chocolate. Kind of like eating a chocolate croissant only bigger. I took a friend there and she ate the whole thing in the back seat before we even got home! Luckily I bought my own.