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East Hollywood’s Hippest New Block Adds an Upscale Caramel Company

Le Bon Garcon will take up some storefront space on Hollywood Boulevard

Inside Le Bon Garcon’s future home
Justin Chao

One of Oprah’s favorite caramel companies is moving from the wholesale space into some prime real estate in East Hollywood. Le Bon Garcon serves up French-style caramels with some nice packaging, but soon Thai Town wanderers will be able to stop in for a taste directly.

The storefront location for Le Bon Garcon puts them right next door to Friends & Family and near Tabula Rasa Bar, on what has become quite the redone dining block of late. The plan is to give the space a simple Parisian feel, with just enough room for some retail and light eating. Apparently beyond the hard candies the company will also serve caramel-filled waffles for on-site eating.

Le Bon Garcon is the work of Justin Chao, a former office type who moved to Paris to learn the art of caramel-making several years ago. Since then he’s been making wholesale caramels from a production facility in the Valley, but recently secured the more central location to allow for retail and wholesale — thanks in no small part to shout-out from the ever-popular Oprah gift guides.

Hours for Le Bon Garcon will be Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., with occasional caramel-making classes and wine-led tastings down the line. Expect an opening sometime in November.

Le Bon Garcon
5158 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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