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LA's answer to SF's Tartine??

purediva | Aug 30, 2006 05:16 AM

Hi All,

My dad and his gf are in town visiting for the first time since we moved to Marina Del Rey last year. They were just up north visiting my brother and his wife in the Mission in SF...and along with consuming as much dungeness crab as humanly possible, they did their ritual visit each day to Tartine Bakery, which I myself have been a long-time fan of for it's sumptuous selection and quality ingredients.

Being the competitive older foodie sister that I am, I naturally would love to take them to an equally delightful bakery/brunch spot in LA. I have yet to really fall in love with any place on the Westside as yet myself, though I do like Urth Cafe, Joan's and Le Pain Quotidien was pretty good until I experienced bad service probelms at the latter. Right now I'm considering:
- Breadbar
- City Bakery
- Amandine
- Clementine

I'm mainly looking for a place with nice pastries, quiche and other special egg-y dishes, interesting salads, good coffee...and the like.

Any thoughts?


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