If you’re craving a fresh-baked treat in Los Angeles, you have plenty of options. From well-established bakeries to relative newcomers to the Los Angeles culinary scene, here are five L.A. bakeries you shouldn’t miss.
Sweet Lady Jane
8360 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
A Los Angeles institution, Sweet Lady Jane has been serving up their signature cakes for more than 20 years. As delicious as they are beautiful, Sweet Lady Jane cakes are a sure-fire way to make an impression if you’re asked to bring dessert to a dinner party! Looking for something smaller? Try one of their mini lemon meringue pies, topped with the airiest meringue you’ve ever tasted.
1106 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles
L.A.’s first authentic Danish bakery, Hygge serves up fresh-baked treats (Danishes!) in an ultra-modern ambiance. Try their famous Spandauer (traditional cream-filled Danish pastry) or one of the many tantalizing small cakes. If you’re in a savory mood, they serve great made-to-order sandwiches as well. Bring home a loaf of freshly baked traditional Danish rye bread to share.
Susina Bakery and Café
7122 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles
From breakfast croissants to lunchtime quiches to handmade marshmallows, Susina offers plenty to please even the pickiest foodie. This charming bakery/café also serves some of the best espresso drinks in town. Plan on stopping by for a meal and then take home some sweet treats from the bakery case.
105 E 6th St., Los Angeles
Located in downtown L.A. Semisweet Bakery is the perfect place to go for a special treat. Indulge in a fresh-baked scone for breakfast, or pick up some of their expertly-decorated petit-fours or a gourmet 9-inch cake (or two!) for an unforgettable dessert. Feeling savory? Try one of the mushroom or picadillo beef empanadas.
3001 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Do yourself a favor and take a trip down PCH to Lido Bakery in Manhattan Beach. This family-owned establishment makes some of the most beautiful and (more importantly) tastiest cupcakes in L.A. One of their caramel rolls paired with a fresh cup of coffee makes the perfect breakfast.