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Breadbar – part of internationally lauded baker Eric Kayser’s expanding operation – has finally come to Los Angeles. Kayser’s timing is impeccable; there is truly no better way to celebrate the demise of Atkins than to indulge in the unbelievable baguettes, croissants, pastries and sandwiches. And although we like to champion locals, pastry prices at Breadbar are lower than Boule's precious goods.

Those lucky few who dine regularly at Spago and Bastide are already familiar with Breadbar’s merchandise (though they may not really know it), and now the plebs can get their daily bread at the brand new, still-in-the-progress Los Angeles outlet, which is located somewhat inconveniently across from Cedars. (Cheese Store of Beverly Hills also carries the baguettes; it's hardly of The People either.) Sorry to indulge in useless civic rivalry, but it makes reading about yet another wonderful food thing in Paris less painful knowing that we’re getting a version of it here.

(Note about the semi-opaque parking situation: on our quest this morning we wound up circling the block a couple times, so make sure to pull into the driveway behind Barefoot at Arnaz Drive, or the treacherously narrow driveway to the west of the slate gray colored Breadbar storefront.)

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Too bad a super exciting new bakery has to be located on such an unpleasantly busy street that we generally avoid. Still, this factor won't deter us.

8718 W. Third Street, LA 90048