This list doesn’t cover every bakery in Los Angeles. It’s a ranking of the most loved and unique bakeries in the city. Some of them serve not just pastries but also meals, some offer both bread and fancy desserts, and others specialize in a particular type of treat. You can’t go wrong with any of the best bakeries in Los Angeles listed here.
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1. Bub & Grandma’s
Bub & Grandma’s is a bakery that’s been making fantastic baked goods for a long time, and they’ve never had their own place, until now. Their cafe in Glassell Park is like a tribute to the classic American diner you’d find in the morning, with comfy white booths and a wrap-around counter. But if you’re in a hurry and can’t stay for a big breakfast, here’s what we recommend: come early, grab a loaf of their freshly baked sesame bread for the week, and treat yourself to all the almond cakes, croissants, and blueberry donuts in their pastry case that catch your eye. It’s a delicious way to start your day!
3507 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90065, https://www.instagram.com/bubandgrandmasbread/?hl=en
2. Porto’s Bakery
In this California pastry shop, you’ll discover a variety of treats that change with the seasons. Alongside Rosa’s Cuban cakes and pastries, they also offer Porto’s famous Cheese Rolls , Refugiados (guava and cheese strudels), and the well-loved Potato Ball, among other international sweets and savory delights. It’s a place where you can enjoy a diverse range of delicious treats.
315 N. Brand Blvd | Glendale, CA 91203, https://www.portosbakery.com/?exp91=control
This bakery in Los Angeles has a little bit of everything. They’ve got blueberry cream muffins, brownies, caramel cookies, apricot scones, whole grain bagels, and even seasonal fruit and muffins. It’s a one-stop shop for all your tasty treats!
1751 Ensley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 , https://www.clementineonline.com/
4. Republique Cafe & Bakery
At Republique, you can enjoy freshly baked bread and pastries all day long. Whether it’s one of their fantastic croissants for breakfast, the daily quiche for lunch, or a delectable brioche, they’ve got you covered from morning to night.
624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles 90036, https://republiquela.com/
5. Proof Bakery
This place is the go-to spot in Northeast L.A. on weekend mornings, especially for locals. People come here for their morning coffee and delicious treats like buttery croissants and brioche toast. The lines start forming around noon when they start serving their famous sandwiches and tartines. There are only a few seats on the sidewalk patio, but it’s worth it for the view of the entire Village while you sip your coffee. And by the way, Proof Bakery is famous for having one of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city.
3156 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, https://www.proofbread.com/
6. Joan’s On Third
This popular bakery has a tempting selection of pastries, cakes, muffins, and many different types of bread. It’s also a fantastic place to enjoy either breakfast or lunch. While it can get quite crowded during lunchtime, we decided to go for breakfast, and it was fantastic. The food was delicious, and there were plenty of tables available outside. It’s truly a delightful and enjoyable little spot.
8350 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048, https://joansonthird.com/
7. Colossus Bread & Pastry
Colossus Bread And Pastry is no ordinary bakery. If you’ve tried other places, this one is truly world-class. Their bread is fantastic, and their pastries are exceptional, even better than Tartine. From almond croissants to bear claws and avocado toast, it’s all delicious. And don’t get me started on their coffee – it’s a must-try!
2311. S. Alma St San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90732, https://www.instagram.com/colossusbread/
8. Clark Street Bread
Clark Street Bread lives up to all the hype and then some. I was genuinely impressed by the top-notch pastries and bread they offer here. I’m a huge fan of croissants, and I genuinely believe I found the best one right here.
They have a wide variety of options to choose from, and what’s cool is that this place supplies many other locations and wholesale accounts. So, chances are, your favorite cafes might already be serving their goods, which is pretty awesome.
The seating area is quite small, with just one small indoor section, but most of the seating is outside.
331 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, https://www.instagram.com/clarkstreetbread/
9. Jyan Isaac Bread
Jyan Isaac Bread bakery is known for baking some of the freshest and most delicious bread on the Westside. They offer a variety of mouthwatering options like seeded sourdough, braided challah, marbled rye, and an amazing olive-stuffed fougasse. If you have a sweet tooth, they’ve got you covered with cinnamon raisin brioche and babka.
Beside Westside location, you can catch them also at the farmers’ markets in Venice, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, and Larchmont.
1620 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, https://jyanisaacbread.com/
10. Gusto Bread
Gusto is a one-of-a-kind place, offering French-style pastries with a significant Mexican influence. Be sure to try one of their pastries made with nixtamalized corn. Also don’t miss out on their Cafe de Olla – it’s the best I’ve ever had in Southern California! And it’s absolutely essential to pair it with a concha. It’s pure perfection!
2710 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, https://www.instagram.com/gustobread/?hl=en