It has been months now and I am suffering mightly from the demise of Sarno's Bakery in Los Feliz. I have been Sunday brunching at a little place across the street from Sarno's (Mamma Mia's) for years mainly to have one of Sarno's cheese danish and/or baked apple pastries (whole apple in pastry) with my cappuccino each week. WHERE is there another decent Italian bakery in the L.A. area???
Sarno's had the best cheese danish south of Grace Bakery in Oakland/Albany (Bay Area). It was a pastry filled with sweet, lightly lemony ricotta cheese -- not one of those awful, iced, faux-custardy things you get in most bakeries/stores.