I mean really, how does one go about picking their favorite place that serves up sugary carbs? It's a tough call, especially with new bakeries popping up all the time, but our favorite of the moment is Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in Highland Park. Highland Park is a historic neighborhood that I used to just whiz by as I drove to Dodger games, but in recent years it has been dubbed the coolest neighborhood in LA and we've been coming here to try out some new places.
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse has two other locations in San Fransisco and Seoul, Korea so we are quite lucky (and very willing) to make the 20+ minute drive with grumbling stomachs. The bakery touts itself as the place that doesn't give a shit about your New Year resolutions and vows to keep you happy when you get the munchies.
Their claim to fame is the Cruffin. You guessed it- a muffin shaped croissant stuffed with any one of the ever changing, heavenly fillings. Last Friday it was Rocky Road, complete with marshmallow on top. They dish up boozy filled donuts that weigh a ton and a variety of other new-age staples. My current favs are the matcha croissant and the strawberry jalepeno bear claw. If you take some deliciousness to go... and you will... you'll be blessed with a very chic white and gold box that you just may want to keep around for decoration.
Enjoy all of this served up by a super friendly staff in a dreamboat space (think white subway tiles and cement floors with veins of gold ). The shop serves up coffee and espresso drinks as well. Don't forget to take a pic under the cheeky neon sign.
Get baked and peace out.