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Grateful Bread bakery -- no Amandine!

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Grateful Bread bakery -- no Amandine!

ozhead | Aug 23, 2007 08:42 AM

I saw a mention of a new bakery on Montana, Grateful Bread, in the L.A. Times's food blog the other day. Since it's on my way to work, I stopped in this morning for a pain au chocolat and a cup of coffee. The former was $3, the latter $2. The same items are less expensive at Amandine on Wilshire, and at Amandine both are (a) bigger and -- more important -- (b) better. Amandine is also a far more pleasant space, with better lighting and more comfortable tables and chairs (Grateful Bread is much more "industrial" looking, with backless bench/stools that are not in the least comfortable). If Grateful Bread considers itself in competition with Amandine, which I assume is somewhere in its proprietors' minds, it may wish to reconsider its business plan a little.

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