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Milk Bar, America's Greatest Sweets Shop, Lands in the Heart of Los Angeles

They’ve got big plans, and a bigger space

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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.

Late Friday news for fans of New York City’s Milk Bar crew: The dreamy dessert-makers are taking over a large chunk of strip mall just west of La Brea on Melrose in Los Angeles.

The world has known for some time that Milk Bar was indeed coming to LA, but Eater has learned exclusively that the Christina Tosi company will slide into the former site of a Baskin Robbins on Melrose Avenue, complete with parking up front and all. The total usable space is just a shade under 4,000 square feet, with design and build-out starting up soon.

The move to land a big new Milk Bar in Los Angeles comes at a great time for the city. LA is undergoing something of a dessert renaissance of late, from the move to open many, many ice cream shops to the introduction of other big new international sweets names like Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and the unstoppable Dominique Ansel. Even local legend Nicole Rucker is on the expansion path, landing a cool new restaurant space just down La Brea in the former Tinga space.

The future home of Milk Bar on Melrose
Farley Elliott

No official word on when Milk Bar will actually open in Los Angeles, but given Tosi’s busy schedule it’s safe to assume things will take a while. In the meantime you can still enjoy Milk Bar when in New York, or head to Las Vegas some upcoming weekend to dine at their latest location inside The Cosmopolitan.

Milk Bar Los Angeles
7150 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA