Sweetie, Darling!July 25, 2016
LA’s Best Sweet Treats
LUXE shows you where to indulge in the sweet stuff in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Waddle this way...
Paris-style boutique Bo Nuage is bliss for cloud-like meringues and fancy meringue-coated cakes covered with confectionary and featuring fab flavours from coffee to caramel, or raspberry to red velvet. They make great gifts or mid-afternoon snacks (the office will thank you).
For buttery pastries and large French macarons head to Bouchon Bakery, where Thomas Keller’s tiny pastry counter makes some of the best French macarons in town. Expect only essential varietes like vanilla, chocolate, pistachio and caramel, plus a few seasonal selections.
Lady M is your go-to gal for green tea mille crepes and strawberry shortcake; this NYC import makes some of La La Land’s most refined, delectable cakes, with lots of layers and flirty flavours to like. Pair with Stumptown coffee.
NY burger transplant Shake Shack is fab for… duh! Join the queues for its super-popular shakes, teamed with affordable, fast-casual burgers, hot dogs or fries on the side.
Actress Jessica Biel’s charming new WeHo restaurant Au Fudge serves American classics with monitored kids’ play spaces for parents with tots in tow. A rustic-chic, paparazzi-fringed, celeb-magnet, it’s all over the seasonal, organic trend, teaming vegan Caesar salads and righteous burgers, fruity ‘tails and champers.
For brekkie or tea visit classic Euro-style bakery Chaumont Café. In an airy space in the heart of Beverly Hills, it offers toothsome tarts, elegantly styled desserts, cakes and Danish pastries, alongside fresh-baked bread and croissants. Yummy, mummy!
Bo Nuage / 8010 Melrose Ave / +1 310 880 2065 / 11am-7pm daily / bonuage.com
Bouchon Bakery / 1/F / 235 N Canon Dr / +1 310 271 9910 / 7am-9pm daily / thomaskeller.com
Lady M / 8718 W 3rd St / +1 424 279 9495 / 11am-7pm Mon-Sat, until 6pm Sun / ladym.com
Shake Shack / 8520 Santa Monica Blvd / +1 323 488 3010 / 11am-11.30pm daily / shakeshack.com
Au Fudge / 9010 Melrose Ave / +1 424 204 9228 / 11am-9.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-9.30pm Sat-Sun / aufudge.comChaumont Café / 143 S Beverly Dr / +1 310 550 5510 / 6.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri, until 5pm Sat, 7.30am-2pm Sun / chaumontbakery.com