Look carefully along La Brea and you may notice a newly-lit enclave known as La Tropézienne Bakery. The tall, stark space offers tons of marble and even more pastries, and comes with the backing of one of the French Riviera’s most beloved bakeries.
La Tropézienne is a familiar name in Saint-Tropez, as the 25-year-old tart maker plies their trade to tourists and famous folks alike. They’re similar to French macaron maker Ladurée in that way, and offer a similarly upscaled aesthetic.
Now they’ve come for some prime real estate along suddenly-booming La Brea, close to Nicole Rucker’s own future baked goods shop. The counter service spot offers a ton of selection beyond the usual croissants, breads, and tarts, with options for sandwiches, quiche, drinks, and more.
La Tropézienne quietly opened only a couple of weeks ago, but they’ve already got plans to expand with a new franchise location in West Hollywood along Melrose Place, per their website, which would put them not far from a different French-leaning bakery and restaurant expansion: the upcoming Bottega Louie expansion. Hours for the current La Tropézienne Bakery run 7 a.m. daily to at least 8 p.m., with an extension to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
La Tropézienne Bakery
211 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA