I was a little surprised...I finally stopped by La Brea Bakery Sunday and was a little disappointed. Ordered a few things, among them a soft pretzel and a large loaf of seeded wheat bread. My major thought was that the quality was the same as when one purchases these items in Trader Joe's. The bread was definitely not freshly baked (within the past few hours) and the flavor was not remarkeable.
I would probably prefer Pain Quotidien or maybe even Panera.