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Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen’s beignets with Nutella and berry dipping sauces in Eagle Rock, California
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10 Sweet Spots to Find Puffy, Delicious Beignets

The traditional French and New Orleans-style treat is always a hit

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Beignets are some of the fluffiest treats in the pastry world. While deeply fried dough topped with sweetener is a longstanding practice across many cultures, this smaller, often squared-off version hailing from France (as well as New Orleans) is particularly appealing and easy both to eat and to make.

Thankfully, beignets can be found in just about every part of Los Angeles. One respected South LA cafe stuffs these pockets with Nutella, while a Hawthorne family creates beignets with a global twist, and others stick to the classic New Orleans-style with plenty of powdered sugar. Have a look at 10 places to find beignets in Southern California.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Les Sisters' Southern Kitchen & BBQ

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21818 Devonshire St
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 998-0755
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Chatsworth’s Les Sisters cooks beignets every Sunday, where diners can try with a cup of New Orleans chicory coffee. The pricing is reasonable enough to secure a sufficient sugar and carb high, at three beignets for $3.

Beignets from Les Sisters in Chatsworth, California
Les Sisters beignets
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2. Beignet Box

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12136 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

Co-founder and owner Elizabeth Morrisell partnered with pop singer Christina Milian where they launched a truck both in New Orleans and Southern California. Follow Beignet Box’s Instagram to find traditional and bite-sized beignets along with cafe au lait, which usually roves throughout the San Fernando Valley.

3. Sweet Lily Bakery Cafe

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3315 Cahuenga Blvd W
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 499-1888
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Nestled in between the Valley and Hollywood is Sweet Lily Bakery Cafe, where these yeasty beignets are more traditional to France and stuffed generously with Nutella.

4. Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

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4247 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 672-4868
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Since opening in 2018, Hilltop Coffee & Kitchen has established itself into three parts of the city, with locations in View Park, Inglewood, and Eagle Rock. From the beginning, they’ve served beignets all day long, including one with Nutella.

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen’s beignets with Nutella and berry dipping sauces in Eagle Rock, California
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5. The Dive Oyster Bar

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5708 Rosemead Blvd #100
Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 766-1569
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Dive Oyster Bar’s menu is a leap into seafood-heaven, where fish boils and jambalaya are solid choices. As are the beignets lean towards a fritter consistency. Of course there’s powdered sugar galore, but also a homemade mixed berry compote for dipping.

6. Ritters SKC

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1800 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 872-6464
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Alhambra’s Cajun/Creole spot steam cooks everything, except the beignets which come three to an order, topped with powdered sugar, and served with a side of whipped chocolate mousse.

Beignets from Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking in Alhambra, California
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7. Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts

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6333 W 3rd St #450
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-8929
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An LA institution right in the Original Farmers Market, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts makes everything on-site every morning, including their classic cinnamon rolls and beignets.

Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmers Market.
Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmers Market.
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8. The Gumbo Pot

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6333 W 3rd St #312
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-0358
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The Gumbo Pot opened its traditional Cajun and Creole restaurant in 1986. There aren’t many places in LA that serve chicory coffee, which pair perfectly with both the Gumbo Pot’s traditional and chocolate beignets.

9. Bayou Grille

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1400 N La Brea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 673-0824
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Inglewood’s Bayou Grille opened its doors over 14 years ago, and while its beignets are traditional flavor, they are minimized for a single-bite experience.

10. Beignets du Monde

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Beignets du Monde is a family-owned, delivery-only business that operates out of Hawthorne. These beignets take influence from around the world with flavors from West and North Africa’s Tunisia. Or choose the French Quarter dozen pack.

1. Les Sisters' Southern Kitchen & BBQ

21818 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Beignets from Les Sisters in Chatsworth, California
Les Sisters beignets
Les Sisters website

Chatsworth’s Les Sisters cooks beignets every Sunday, where diners can try with a cup of New Orleans chicory coffee. The pricing is reasonable enough to secure a sufficient sugar and carb high, at three beignets for $3.

21818 Devonshire St
Chatsworth, CA 91311

2. Beignet Box

12136 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Co-founder and owner Elizabeth Morrisell partnered with pop singer Christina Milian where they launched a truck both in New Orleans and Southern California. Follow Beignet Box’s Instagram to find traditional and bite-sized beignets along with cafe au lait, which usually roves throughout the San Fernando Valley.

12136 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

3. Sweet Lily Bakery Cafe

3315 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Nestled in between the Valley and Hollywood is Sweet Lily Bakery Cafe, where these yeasty beignets are more traditional to France and stuffed generously with Nutella.

3315 Cahuenga Blvd W
Los Angeles, CA 90068

4. Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

4247 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen’s beignets with Nutella and berry dipping sauces in Eagle Rock, California
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen
Jakob Layman

Since opening in 2018, Hilltop Coffee & Kitchen has established itself into three parts of the city, with locations in View Park, Inglewood, and Eagle Rock. From the beginning, they’ve served beignets all day long, including one with Nutella.

4247 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90065

5. The Dive Oyster Bar

5708 Rosemead Blvd #100, Temple City, CA 91780

Dive Oyster Bar’s menu is a leap into seafood-heaven, where fish boils and jambalaya are solid choices. As are the beignets lean towards a fritter consistency. Of course there’s powdered sugar galore, but also a homemade mixed berry compote for dipping.

5708 Rosemead Blvd #100
Temple City, CA 91780

6. Ritters SKC

1800 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803
Beignets from Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking in Alhambra, California
Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking
Ritters SKC website

Alhambra’s Cajun/Creole spot steam cooks everything, except the beignets which come three to an order, topped with powdered sugar, and served with a side of whipped chocolate mousse.

1800 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91803

7. Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts

6333 W 3rd St #450, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmers Market.
Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmers Market.
Photo: dogma623/Eater LA Flickr Pool

An LA institution right in the Original Farmers Market, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts makes everything on-site every morning, including their classic cinnamon rolls and beignets.

6333 W 3rd St #450
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. The Gumbo Pot

6333 W 3rd St #312, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Gumbo Pot opened its traditional Cajun and Creole restaurant in 1986. There aren’t many places in LA that serve chicory coffee, which pair perfectly with both the Gumbo Pot’s traditional and chocolate beignets.

6333 W 3rd St #312
Los Angeles, CA 90036

9. Bayou Grille

1400 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

Inglewood’s Bayou Grille opened its doors over 14 years ago, and while its beignets are traditional flavor, they are minimized for a single-bite experience.

1400 N La Brea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302

10. Beignets du Monde

Hawthorne, CA

Beignets du Monde is a family-owned, delivery-only business that operates out of Hawthorne. These beignets take influence from around the world with flavors from West and North Africa’s Tunisia. Or choose the French Quarter dozen pack.

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