Bread Lounge, an artisanal bakery and café in the Downtown Arts District, bakes fresh bread daily under the direction of Ran Zimon. The bakery supplies some of the best restaurants in the city with their baguettes. In addition to baguettes, Bread Lounge has wonderful Danishes and borek.
Two other great options are Karen Hatfield’s Sycamore Kitchen, known for its wide range of sticky sweets, including a renowned date cake, and Proof. Located in Atwater Village, Proof has perfected the classic croissant. Baker Na Young Ma also offers several playful treats, such as the sea salt chocolate chip cookie.