Oasis Pastry and Cafe - Closed

801 S. Glendale Ave., No. 3-4A
Glendale, CA 91205
818-241-0304

Details

  • Mon-Sat 7am-9pm
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
A mammoth mini-mall operation that also sells sandwiches, deli meats and elaborate wedding cakes, Oasis has probably the best baklawa I've ever tasted: fantastically crisp, subtly honeyed, overstuffed with freshly roasted pistachios or walnuts or cashews - yet elegant, even delicate in appearance. It's one of the few baklawas that I ever wanted more than a few bites of. Oasis may or may not be related to the famous Shatila bakery in Dearborn, whose excellent baklawa jump-started the great Warren Avenue Arab commercial strip - a sign outside the café credits an M. Shatila as the baklawa master - but in a way it doesn't matter. Try the bird's-nest baklawa, which is practically overwhelmed by its crisp, fragrant nuts. It has the most pistachios of all.

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  • Ask Mr. Gold
    Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 12 a.m. by Jonathan Gold

    QUESTION: You would think, in a city with almost as many Middle Eastern bakeries as Jack in the Box drive-thrus, there would be someplace to get decent baklawa. (Baklawa, I insist, not baklava: w-w-w-w-w — baklawa. There&rsquo...

  • Ask Mr. Gold
    Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 12 a.m.

    QUESTION: You would think, in a city with almost as many Middle Eastern bakeries as Jack in the Box drive-thrus there would be someplace to get decent baklawa. (Baklawa, I insist, not baklava: w-w-w-w-w — baklawa. There’...

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