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The Village Bakery and Cafe

3119 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
The Village Bakery and Cafe

Photo: Amy Scattergood Croissants at the Village Bakery


  • Breakfast
  • Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Reservations Accepted
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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