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Nov 21, 2013 04:04 PM

french pastry in Los angeles

great brioche in Los angeles? where?

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  1. You could try Amandine on Wilshire in santa monica.

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    1. Actually, TonyC did a mini-review last year and I keep meaning to get to this French Bakery:

      and some lovely images from Google Images:

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      1. re: SilverlakeGirl

        I go there often. Great food. Nice couple that owns it and it has become a sort of mecca for hearing parlezvousfrancay kind of stuff. Incredible desserts include some with this outrageous raspberry cream (4 flavors of eclairs). You should check it out when you're in the hood.

      2. I have not been in over a decade but used to really like Paris Pastry on Westwood.

        1. Not sure about brioche, but Maison Giraud in the Palisades has the best croissant in the LA area, and other excellent pastries as well. So, very good brioche would not surprise me.

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          1. re: Wayno

            Had brunch at MG yesterday and can confirm that they have very nice brioche to go along with the stupendous croissant and pain chocolat. And a fluffy omelet filled with roasted potatoes and bacon that was perfect. Love their baguettes as well.

            1. re: Wayno

              thanks very much! Paris pastry and Amandine don't fit the request but judging by the croissants I've had from MG I'm sure this will be a trip well rewarded :)

          2. Is La Maison du Pain on Pico still around?

            Loved their cinnamon rolls.

            Mr Taster

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            1. re: Mr Taster

              Yes, still around and thriving…

              So is the area it's in with a couple of new and great restaurants that have opened.
              I'm not sure if the owner bakes brioche, though.
              If they're anything like the cinnamon rolls you know they'd be outstanding.

              1. re: latindancer

                As I was researching my just-concluded trip to L.A., I jotted down notes about pastry shops in town. Based on this topic and convenience to where I was going, the only place I was able to visit was La Maison Du Pain on Pico. I loved it! Two of my favorite French pastries are financiers (think of them as bite-sized almond-flavored pound cakes) and caneles (crunchy outside and custardy inside), and the ones here were excellent (the financiers were still warm from the oven!). I tried a few other things which were also excellent, but these were the two standouts. Thanks for the recommendation!

                La Maison Du Pain
                5373 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
                (323) 934-5858

                1. re: nsxtasy

                  Glad it was good!

                  But I am surprised that they are still there and, still open!


                  1. re: happybaker


                    Well, they were definitely still open as of this past Friday, when I went there.