Pitchoun! is now serving the bright and early denizens of Downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to Financial District and across from Pershing Square. Needless to say, the early response has been tremendous, with a cavernous space that seats dozens and a wide array of Gallic delights that include fresh breads, pastries, soups, sandwiches, and specialties like croque monsieur.
Founder Frédéric Soulies, who hails from a family of bakers and wheat farmers in Southwest France, has partnered with wife Fabienne to launch one of the most authentic French bakeries in town, with a full fledged boulangerie of baguettes, croissants, kouign-amanns, and even pan bagnats.
For some savory bites, delve into a Monaco salad (Fabienne's hometown), loaded up with prosciutto, cantaloupe, peas, tomatoes, and mozzerella, or bite into a French hot dog, with dijon and puff pastry. Breakfast starts daily at 7 a.m., with Provencal eggs (sunny-side up eggs with fried tomatoes and herbes de provence) and a Country Tartine, topped with country ham and unsalted butter. Hours run 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with weekend service until 4 p.m.
545 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA