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Capturing the Madness of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Here's what an average Saturday looks like

Despite first opening just four weeks ago, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse has already become an absolute staple of the bakery scene in Los Angeles.

Working a collection of straightforward pastries, smart offerings with a slight twist, and the company’s signature Cruffin, Mr. Holmes is expanding the way the city thinks about their morning pick me up — especially on weekends.

The Highland Park-based pastry castle is a tall, airy ode to baked goods in all (or at least most) of their permutations, combined with the right amount of gold filigree and neon signage to keep the photogenic crowds involved. And with backing from the company’s prodigious online following and their always sold-out store locations in San Francisco and Korea, it’s no surprise that on Saturdays at the newest Southern California location, the lines form early.

Take a look below at the orchestrated madness that is prepping and executing a morning rush at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. There’s a lot to this particular dance, from bakers who arrive early to order takers who manage the chaos. And with another location well underway in Larchmont, expect the buzz around this brand new bakery to only grow.

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