If you are on the West Side, Sunday 8-2:00, the farmers market on Grand View and Venice has a great french bakery - it is our first choice for all kinds of breads and pastries. We just wish they were more available, but we think they are worth waiting for -
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.
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.
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.