Holy smokes! On the eastern edges of rapidly-changing Boyle Heights, a brand new (and pretty adorable) French bakery has popped up out of nowhere.
Named Boulangerie de Paris, the tall, airy bistro space is wrapped in a mix of cement, brick, and rough wood, with a smattering of open seating and a few more classic French touches, like caged lighting and a small wooden pushcart. A large window lets in plenty of natural light, and the brushed flooring keeps the look clean and functional.
On the menu, a variety of baked breads and simple pastries are available, and they're all made from a wood-fired oven. Salads and other takeaway options are also available, though at this point they're made well in advance and kept in the cooler.
Boulangerie de Paris is still very much figuring things out, but absolutely seems like it could become a promising part of the very warehouse-heavy area.
Just a heads up: the location is a bit off the beaten path, and can be hard to find at first. The bakery sits in a massive refurbished warehouse space off 7th Street near the 101 freeway, in the same spot that houses new upstart brewery Indie Brewing. That whole area is being turned over quickly, as the once-Kickstarted Dry River Brewing is also trying to get things going just down the street. Lined with office and industrial spaces, the massive 2301 E. 7th Street building itself is quickly filling up with tenants — almost three dozen, according to this marketing spec sheet.
Boulangerie de Paris
2301 E. 7th St.