Monday, February 24, 2014

La Brea Bakery Celebrates 25 Years, Reopens Full Service Cafe

Yes, it has been 25 years since Nancy Silverton first opened La Brea Bakery. Amazing! They recently reopened their flagship cafe in a large, beautiful space on La Brea (of course), coinciding with their 25 year anniversary.

Of course, there will be plenty of bread and pastries to satisfy you, being La Brea Bakery, and all, but the cafe serves more than that.
Don't miss the pastries, though, from the French toast rosette (which I highly recommend), almond croissant, to flower shaped macarons.

The cafe is poised to be a great place to grab lunch. serving salads, sandwiches, and pizzas.
I couldn't get enough of the Ham and Cheese Panini with rosemary ham, gruyere, balsamic onions, dijon aioli, sage, country white sourdough ($10.50)

From the texture of the sourdough to the gruyere and the sage leaves on top of the bread - perfect.

The new cafe boasts an oven for artisan thin crust pizzas.
Some of the toppings are quite intresting, like the Parma Ham and Pear Pizza (Parma ham, Asian pear, mozzarella, arugula, parmesan - $14.95)
They also have a Gorgonzola pizza topped with blue potatoes, mozzarella, shaved radicchio, and rosemary.

My favorite salad is the Spinach salad (grape tomatoes, All Blue potato, pancetta, balsamic onions, hard cooked egg, green goddess dressing - $11.95)
OK, I probably love this so much because it's less healthy - from the crumbled egg to the dressing and the pancetta - but it's so delicious! If you want a healthier one, you can try the Baby Kale salad with pistachio, ruby grapefruit, avocado, and citrus vinaigrette.

I'm sure the new cafe at La Brea Bakery will soon draw local lunch crowds!
La Brea Bakery
468 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6813
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