WHY Hand-crafted whole-grain and country breads. excellent croissants and tarts, as well as breakfast, sandwiches and salads. Don’t miss the Alpine cheese bread.
WHAT Baker Eric Kayser first won the hearts of Parisians (no easy thing for a bread baker) and then came to conquer L.A. here and in Century City. The patio fronts bustling 3rd Street, with more tables inside the chic industrial space. A display case runs the length of the café, showcasing pastries and colorful tarts. He also hosts regular pop-up restaurants at night; check the website for details.
WHO Serious bread eaters and the 3rd Street café crowd.