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85°C Bakery Invading Downtown With Perfectly Placed Taiwanese Sweets Shop

The beloved bakery chain hits the Financial District.

85C Bakery, Downtown
85C Bakery, Downtown
Brigham Yen
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

More good news for locals living in the Downtown core, as the area continues its massive growth spurt. The latest newcomer is 85°C Bakery, which takes over some vacant space at 700 Wilshire.

The news comes via Brigham Yen, who spots signage for the Taipei-based bakery in what was formerly a Famima — remember, those closed for good all across the U.S.back in October. The new tenant is a big one, however, as the beloved bake shop already operates a slew of popular domestic shops from San Diego to Berkeley. More locally, there are outlets in Pasadena, Fullerton, Torrance, and throughout the San Gabriel Valley, while internationally the franchise operates nearly 1,000 storefronts.

Working a variety of Taiwanese-leaning sweets, from cakes and breads to cream puffs and egg tarts, each 85°C keeps all-day hours (usually 7 a.m. to at least midnight on weekends) and aims to be a nice middle ground for those who don’t need a fully gourmet experience but want a step up from Starbucks.

Brigham Yen notes that the newest location should be something of an 85°C anchor for the neighborhood, with over 2,000 square feet of retail space. What’s more, there are plans to open smaller footprint storefronts throughout Downtown as well, further increasing the reach of the popular brand. Look for the Financial District address to arrive sometime in June.

85°C Bakery
700 Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA