The Village Bakery and Cafe | Northeast L.A. | American, Bakery, Breakfast, Brunch, Deli, Sandwiches, Specialties | Restaurant
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When owner Barbara Monderine opened her bakery in 2009, she inherited a French-made Pavailler deck oven from the previous owners, but most everything else that makes her Atwater Village shop a magnet for locals she and her fellow bakers make themselves -- particularly the outstanding bread and pastries. The croissants are glorious, flaky and rich, with the requisite golden carapace -- the crumbs of which will probably end up in your cup of coffee.

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