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Normandie Bakery Cafe & Catering

Sentous, California

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Normandie Bakery Cafe & Catering

Sentous, California

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Josean D Cano

26 September 2019

Fantastic food in a outdoor setting. They do have indoor seating as well.

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Rose Kooper

26 September 2019

I came here with a whole group of other high school students today and we all enjoyed ourselves! Josette is an amazing chef, a brilliant host and has the cutest dogs on the planet. I can't wait for the next field trip that includes a visit here. We were all made to feel so welcome and it was just awesome. Thanks Josette for a great afternoon! More...

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KHARIZMAH SPEAKS

14 September 2019

nourriture délicieuse!!! le chef est tellement sympathique et plein d'humour.Ok, I AM NOT a Francophone. I used Google translator. But the food here is authentic. I enjoyed Chef Josette and her staff. Such an inviting & vibrant atmosphere. Positively refreshing energy! You won't be disappointed.Quiche Lorraine, French Toast, Smoked Salmon with cream cheese, tomato and capers on Croissant was mouth watering. Apricot pastry and cranberry almond muffins, and macaroons to go!What are you waiting for... They have a Savory Lunch & Dinner Menu too. Enjoy! More...

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Chef L.

29 July 2019

What an amazing woman what an amazing company what an amazing team super delicious pastries and delicious food. Every day all day seven days a week.We love Normandie bakery

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James Berryman Jr

10 June 2019

good food, great service. Josette helps in service with our young people in the community too.

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Gloria Hernandez

30 May 2019

Buen trato. Y. Esquisita comida

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Quiin Home

29 May 2019

Osman and his crew did such a great job on my 2 bedroom condo in Pleasanton. We had such a tough job, as there was so much dirt from our dog on both carpet and our couch. The couch now looks like new! Osman was very professional and timely, and took pride in his work. I found his rates to be very competitive. Thanks so much Osman! More...

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Heidy Menendez

8 May 2019

Delicious food. Very fresh. High quality. Been going for 16 years.

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Debbie A.

6 May 2019

I love this wonderful little French Bistro right in my neighborhood. The bakery is sinful. The food is quite good too.

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David Paracka

20 April 2019

everything is so yummy, but I'm partial to the charcuterie plate, Josie make the best pate!

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RONY HERRERA

26 March 2019

Great place, and personalized service from her.She ignites the place with her presence.

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Inez Morgan

24 February 2019

Can't go to sf without stopping in for one (or 8!) kouign Amman's...just so amazingly delicious without being overpoweringly sweet. On our last visit we had the granola--WOW! I wish we had picked up 10 bags. We finished it within one day. So buttery and rich and decadent. Never thought I'd describe granola as such, lol More...

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Alcarazn Maryr

24 February 2019

Better to go during the week rather than the weekend when it's common to find a line out the door. Parking is nearly impossible on a weekend also.

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Jane V.

5 February 2019

Had a very pleasant Saturday morning breakfast here, very laid back sidewalk cafe. Not fancy but good coffee and really enjoyed my salmon on croissant. Service was kind of slow - although we were the only diners the bakery counter was busy and they seemed understaffed to handle the volume. The pastries were passable but not as amazing as I hoped. I would def come back for coffee and breakfast though. More...

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Alexander C.

4 February 2019

I love the delicious apple pie they sell in this place, the coffee is also very delicious and there is a good variety. The only disadvantage is that there is almost no place to sit and eat but you can take it home. the prices are a little high but they are worth it for the delicious desserts. More...

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Fran Farkas

7 January 2019

The food is amazing!

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Leena J.

27 December 2018

Food:4 Service:4My friend and I were celebrating the Holidays by going to lunch. The place was clean. The menu was quite extensive for a small place. There was something that most people could find. We had the hot vegetable/pesto sandwich suggested by the server and it was delicious. It came with small side salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Well done on that as the salad leaves were not soggy with too much dressing..... my friend had the tuna Niçoise salad and she enjoyed it as well. We sat inside as outside was a little too cold but the place is very cute. Will go back again to try other dishes. More...

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Jennifer M.

24 December 2018

We love this family owned bakery and have been going for years. They Everyone comes for the fresh baguettes, which are some of the best outside of France. They also have made to order sandwiches on baguettes that are absolutely tasty. The food leaves you satisfied without feeling stuffed - the portions are big! I personally have not visited the adjacent, bistro but my parents and kids love it. Very cozy. Anyone looking for decently priced french bread in the Los Angeles area, find your way to Normandie. It's got the authentic taste without the frou frou-ness of other french food places in the Los Angeles area. More...

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E. Geno Speight

26 November 2018

Best baguettes on the planet. Great desserts and coffee also. It's my go-to on any given morning. I love the people who work there at the dtla location. It's fun and flavorful. Come by, you may get a chance to meet me. More...

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Kathryn F.

5 November 2018

Our book club enjoyed pastries and coffee at this neighborhood bakery and sidewalk cafe. The croissants were buttery and flaky. Our server was helpful and courteous. Parking was available on the street and in the store lot across the street. There was live music and train noise, but we were able to converse. I heard that the baguettes were not made on the premises and the wheat one that I took home was okay, but not stellar. Overall, a fun place to visit. More...

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Christine K.

24 October 2018

Best French bakery in Los Angeles! Their catering are fabulous!!! The croissants, the pastries are delicious! recommend it!!!! Oh and try the macarons!!

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Derek T.

20 October 2018

10 stars for the baked goods, 5 stars for the food from the kitchen. We sat on the patio, there was live music by Le French Toasts, it was a cute breakfast on a Saturday morning. I ordered a savory ham and cheese crepe with coffee. A nice crepe with thinly sliced ham and gooey cheese accompanied by a small salad and vinaigrette was tasty. However, the real standout was my Wife's smoked salmon croissant sandwich. The firm-but-oh-so-tender-crispy flakes of her croissant paired with the developed flavors of the smoked salmon ... capers ... tomato ... Homer Simpson drool ... *hhyuuuungggg!* I had about 3 cups of their coffee, man, it was good. It did not need any sugar or creamer and was a touch sweet to the taste. The chocolate croissant I had for breakfast-desert paired well with my 3rd cup, and was delightfully crispy and light with a smooth top. There is free parking across the street in the fenced lot. I'll be back again to get pastries and coffee. More...

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Anna Sanchez

4 October 2018

Muy Rico pasteles se los recomiendo

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Anna Sanchez

27 September 2018

(Translated by Google) Very delicious cakes I recommend them(Original)Muy Rico pasteles se los recomiendo

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Fernando T.

21 September 2018

This place was nice. I had the paprika chicken with potatoes,  alittle in the dry side thou. My wife had the chicken w/ mushroom plate it was good, we both enjoyed a cafe lateand for desert  we got a strawberry fruit tart and merengue, the fruit tart was delicious the merengue not so much it did not taste fresh the core was dry to the bone. We ate outside the ambiance was nice but there was alot of pesky flies. Service was ok and food wait time was about 20 minutes. Big plus looks like you can bring your own bottle and ask for cups, since they don't serve alcohol. Overall good experience. More...

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Madison Richardson

8 September 2018

I love the pate and cornichons sandwich. But I always overdo the shopping as there is not a bad morsel in the place. it's like visiting Paris.

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shannon kilpatrick

29 June 2018

Tastey food and nice staff!

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Jules R.

22 June 2018

OMG this place is delicious! And friendly, and adorable! The bite-sized fruit tart cup was outstanding and the perfect sise to satiate my craving.  I also ordered a tuna sandwich and it was perfect-not too dry, and not too creamy.  Will definitely return! More...

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Courtney Ziani Imamura

8 May 2018

Awesome atmosphere, such a warm welcome. Josette est une perle!

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Jazmin A.

5 February 2018

Tucked away in between Jefferson and La Brea, this place is very charming right from when you step onto the property.  My friend /coworker recommended we go here after our inspection because he said he used to work at this restaurant a long time ago.  We both had the turkey sandwich with  brie which was a great choice.  Brie makes everything that much better.  I also had the coconut cake which wasn't too sweet or overpowering in coconut flavor if you're into that kind of thing.  When I am in the area again I'll definitely be coming back to try their other items. More...

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Pamela Clay

10 January 2018

Normandie Bakery makes & serves the finest French cuisine, bread & pastries! “Hats off” to charming Chef Josette & her delicious French fare!

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Pamela Clay

10 January 2018

Chef Josette’s French cuisine is top notch in every way! Chef Josette is also extremely charming & has the biggest heart, you will be very glad you discovered her, her delicious food & her divine French bistro in the heart of West Hollywood!

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Michelle L.

9 December 2017

I have never been here before,  but got a huge fruit and cream tart as a thank you gift. The person bought it for me, packed it on ice, and brought it from LA to the OC. It was really a beautiful work of art! I just wanted to look at it. I have never been a huge fruit tart fan, but as a gift I had to try it. I was so very impressed with this place. The tart was so good. The cream was light and sweet but not too much, the crust was perfect! It even had my name in gold edible paint! Who ever the pastry chef is, they definitely know how to make the perfect desert.The tart went fast and when I'm in LA, this place will be on my list.  This desert is a 5 star french pastry! More...

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Brian B.

7 November 2017

The five star is just for the French bread. It is perfect. It is so good, they serve it at another restaurant in the area I go to. Way to go, delicious!

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Roeann Mack

9 August 2017

French steak sandwich! Love it. You should try it! Also don't forget to get your complimentary alkaline water, they're the best!

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Kathrin C.

9 August 2017

Love the chef's Bruno Amazing attitude!  The breakfast sandwich is delicious. The atmosphere is old Parisian Cafe style. Love coming here!!!

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Steve J.

24 July 2017

Food always fresh and they have the best customer service. I am a new customer and will be back in the near future.

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yungcake1

25 May 2017

I just walked into Chef Josette's new place on Beverly drive and I love it. Food is great and she is amazing. Love her

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danny l

25 May 2017

Quiet, quaint, little jewel. Practice your french accent or enjoy the silence while sipping on your cafe, eating a fresh piece of pan. The Chef is there quite often, and loves to be host. Must try if in the area. More...

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Emily Rosinni

25 May 2017

Chef Josette is a delightful restaurant on a street of delightful restaurants.All menu items are carefully prepared with top ingredients according to French recipes which means amazingly good. It’s especially well decorated too – so attractive. And the service/staff is very friendly and accommodating. Don’t pay for street parking – there is a 2 hours free garage 50 yards up the street. More...

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Vicky R.

13 May 2017

The service, food and bakery are outstanding. I truly enjoy coming here, I feel like I'm at Grandmas home eating her lovely food.

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Ben Hernandez

11 May 2017

Great cozy place to have breakfast. It was our first time here and we definitely enjoyed it. Delicious food and the people that work there are very nice. Highly recommend it if you're in the area. More...

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Clifton L.

3 April 2017

I have only used Normandie Bakery for Sunday Breakfast DELIVERY.  When LA was having all of those torrential rains in January and February 2017, and you didn't want to leave the house, Normandie Bakery Delivered...Literally.  The food was amazing...My favorite is the Champagne Omelette with Bacon.  Everything for breakfast is really good.  I have not tried their lunch fare, but their Chocolate Ganache cake is out of this world.   You will not be disappointed.  P.S. my partner is French Canadian, and even he thinks the food is great. More...

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Dulce C.

9 March 2017

I drove many time by this place so today was the day to try it out.We ordered a couple of sandwiches and chicken in mushroom sauce.For my taste the sandwich just needed a bit of sauce or dressing to make it a bit moist. The baggette was great nice. Customer service was great. Definitely I will be coming back. More...

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Samantha Larsen

20 January 2017

I went there today for the first time and we LOVED IT! My husband has been going there over the years and always raving about it well now i know why! My stepdaughter is extrelemy picky and she LOVED the chhicken breast sandwich with salad and my husband and I both got the Italian subs and we were over the moon! SO DELISH !! Than we all got those adorable choclate mouse desert and really cant wait to go back I can not say enough how much we enjoyed! Thank you! More...

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Jason W.

8 January 2017

The food was delicious like always I highly recommend the baguettes and the ham and croissants.

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Lise H.

7 January 2017

I am french and I live few blocks away. This place is totally authentic. I never been disappointed. Baguettes and croissants taste like home.

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Rusty L.

2 December 2016

This through back Cafè is refreshing & delightful...the pastries are lite, buttery, delicious & the price is economical. But, the star here is the fresh coffee!!! I had the best cup of joe at "Normandie"!  I'm going to miss coming in first thing in the AM & receiving that sweet cup of Java! The almond croissant and buttery croissants are everything...even though I'm sure the other treats are just as amazing. However, I am a true croissant and Java head! Enjoy because I surely do each and every time I visit this beautiful café! To top it off the Custer service there is just as amazing! More...

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Cassandra H.

12 November 2016

What a phenomenal find!! I just had brunch with my husband here and the salmon Benedict was perfectly cooked! The eggs were pouched perfectly!! Highly recommend this cafe! I will definitely come back. This place reminds me of when I lived in Paris, France and would stop off at a cafe in St. Germain de Prais. Love this place!! More...

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Brian C.

2 October 2016

Great food, and nice staff. My favorites are the steak sandwich, pastrami, and Italian sub. Awesome breads, and their deserts look amazing!Highly recommend!

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Ronit M.

11 August 2016

Great food. The coffee is superb! The service was very good considering they were training new servers.

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Alondie H.

28 July 2016

The croissants and macaroons are one step away of what you would get from France. They have a fan for life!

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Goodstuff G.

28 July 2016

I had a sandwich and dessert. Everything was delicious. Cute place. Indoor and outdoor seating. Very relaxing.

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Florence Lemoine

27 July 2016

Amazing energy and personality!

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Elizabeth S.

30 May 2016

Great breads and pastries to go and once got an omelette for breakfast that was also delicious. Great spot for uncrowded brunch.  Outdoor seating so you can bring your dog. No alcohol. More...

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Gail H.

20 May 2016

A friend of mine was invited to Paris to present a paper on James Baldwin. He needed money to complete the trip so we decided to help him out by having a fundraiser and  we decided to do it with French Theme. Needed a place that had Quiche. Went to several supermarkets and no one had Quiche frozen or otherwise. Saw this place and ordered the Quiche Lorraine. Needless to say, there was nothing left at the end of the evening. People were looking for more. We decided to do it one more time and again the Quiche and the desserts (Apple Tart was as good as the one I had in Paris) we ordered were gone by the end of the evening. I had to hide mine or I would not have gotten any. Great food. More...

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Gary I.

5 May 2016

Newest branch located in Beverly Hills of the Normandie Bakery fame headquartered in West Adams district with another informal branch at Farmers' Market.  Having sampled many of the baked goods like baguette, & pastries and Charcuterie such as Pâté de Campagne & Pâté de Foie de Canard/duck liver, the new bistro will be a great addition to the Beverly Hills food scene.  Regular website: chefjosette.com Special soiree by invitation only the first half of May 2016. Non hosted dinner as well as preprandial cocktail hour. To obtain an invitation, you must be fluent in French. Bon Chance. Refer to website:  frenchdistrict.com/norma… More...

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Jessica V.

4 April 2016

Mine and my dad's favorite place for omelets with side of potatoes and tasty salad. Their mini fruit tarts and chocolate crossants are always more than satisfying. We usually order inside with the cashier and sit ourselves on the outside dinning. More...

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Dayana F.

9 March 2016

had lunch here a couple weeks ago while working at St Agatha and loved their food! the waitress was very sweet and helpfulbaguette- delicious, fresh and warmfrench onion soup- yum! totally coming back for this. i loved it!macaroons- first time every having macaroons, and i think really care for them, they were good but not something i'd buy again. on my next visit i will try the fruit tart because that just looked so beautiful! More...

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Kelly B.

16 February 2016

Haved loved Josette's baked goods and pates for many years!  Her baguettes are the only ones in Los Angeles that taste like like they were made in FRANCE!

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Yolanda Nuñez

13 February 2016

I loved it Chef Josette came to the table to greet Update the invite to Sumday branch And the Culinary School Great food

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Valerie W.

29 January 2016

I've passed this street a million times....wasn't until a few weeks ago....my cousin takes me to this quaint little French bakery. We ordered lunch...yummy and filling. We sat in a dining room..that was hidden..they were getting ready for Valentines Day!! Cute...sweet and the perfect date place or for just dining with the girls...dessert many many nice delish choices ..I'm simple at times and I love a great good buttery cookie..the short bread cookie...had me dreaming about it..I went back and bought a dozen....I'll be back again and again..open 7 days a week... More...

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Ana Carril-Grumberg

25 January 2016

Delicious amazing magical place.food is freshly made daily...

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Linda L.

5 January 2016

Yummy macaroons. Delicious food and coffee. I'll definitely be back. The only thing I don't like about this place is that it was so expensive. Everything costed an arm and a leg. Lunch was about $20. Each individual macaroon was $2 each. More...

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Leonard R.

21 November 2015

Had the chicken crepes.  I'm totally satisfied!  Great service; great ambiance.  I'll be back.  Regards to Bruno.

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Fabienne M Chalaye

12 November 2015

Best part of the journey is to meet Josette herself! Treats are deilciuos too!

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Susan Jeske

5 November 2015

Yummy! Great service! Authentic French pastries!

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Danielle Bianco

3 November 2015

Not only is she an amazing chef, but she is an amazing person! Thanks for being so special Josette. Love and miss you

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Marcia Walshaw

1 November 2015

It looks absolutely scrumptious and gorgeous and very nice

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Liz C.

29 October 2015

This bakery rocks!  I picked up a hot pastrami sandwich to go and it was very tasty.  My friends recommended the bakery and I will be back!

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Rick Ram Jamz

2 October 2015

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Elsa Molina

29 September 2015

Everything is good healthy I very nice place to eat with family and friends

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Sam Mscreativeetee Vasquez

28 September 2015

The lentil soup is amazing!!! Not to mention their delicious carrot cake

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David F.

31 August 2015

So I was planning my coworker, who was leaving our company to move back to France, a going away party and really wanted to find a great bakery to get a fruit tart from. This place was the perfect choice. I ended up going with a quarter-sheet fruit tart which the owner, who insisted on giving me some free gelato since it was my first time there, recommended. She was very sweet and very charismatic. When I picked up the fruit tart, I actually gasped when they opened the box, it was that beautiful. The fruit looked absolutely stunning and tasted unbelievable. The whole office loved it, and my coworker, who had high hopes for an authentic French fruit tart, was not disappointed. Looking forward to trying more things! More...

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Paula R.

9 July 2015

really like this place.  took my family (home from Kenya for a few months) for a nice breakfast with friends.  Outdoor seating, attentive staff, delicious plentiful food.  I will be back many times.  Planned to buy some maroons before I left but forgot - next time.  I'm sure they will be yummy, their pastries and baked goods look divine! More...

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Alain Bouiller

26 May 2015

I have been there many times, I love it
The only thing is it close at 5 pm
Josette & Alain

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Ili V.

21 May 2015

I love the unpretentious ambience at some street in the neighborhood. The coffee is good and the croissants among the best I had in the US.

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Jenny T.

19 May 2015

This place is a hidden gem! Really good coffee and pastries. The seating is limited but The quality of the food is amazing! They also do catering for parties and Thanksgiving. I will be back here for sure! The prices are really reasonable.there is a large parking lot across the street that's free so there's ample parking. There's no place like this in this neighborhood it has the freshest bread but I've had anywhere in the city! The servers are helpful and seem to really know a lot about the ingredients in the food and how everything is prepared. More...

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Jesus D.

6 March 2015

This is a really nice place to be in.  A nice French Cafe with great bread, cakes and food.

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Darla F.

27 February 2015

Their croissants are amazing but sell out quickly so go early. They make a crushed apple puff pastry half moon shaped thing that isn't very sweet - lovely for breakfast.If you love a good tea sandwich they make brioche pullman loaves. Yes, they are pricey but also quite delicious. Call ahead because if I get in there before you I will have bought all of them. For the uninitiated a pullman loaf is a square loaf of bread with a fine texture that makes a heck'a cucumber sandwich. Make sure you get thin, not thick, sliced.i don't love the tarts and cakes but that's really not my favorite so I try not to judge. More...

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Angelle Brooks

17 January 2015

The Hazel Nut cake is the business! And the chicken pâté is worth a return visit. The restaurant is clean and quiet and the parking is plentiful. The only drawback is they close at 5pm during the week and at 3pm on Sunday's. More...

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Ben L.

17 January 2015

Excellent quality & service at affordable prices. The interior could use a remodel but the overall character of the place is very charming. The baked goods are authentic. Great spot for a dinner date or morning brunch! More...

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Lau H.

11 December 2014

Love this place! They came into my work today and gave me a free dessert :) how nice! I ordered the chicken, carrots, and potatoes Can't wait for them to come back next week!

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Anaik L.

31 October 2014

As a French person living in L.A Normandie Bakery is my favorite neighborhood spot . Croissants and Pastries and Patés  are delicious, it's like being home !  Josette the owner is truly passionate about what she does and it shows. More...

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Syber G.

28 October 2014

I love this place for a few reasons. 1) The food is yummy. Portions are large and somewhat daunting, but make for great snacks later.2) The people who work here are always friendly, including Chez Josephine whenever she happens to pop in. She always stops by each table and says hello.3) It's in the neighborhood! 'Nuff said.Hooray for good food in the 'hood! More...

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Tina H.

23 September 2014

I have only been to the bakery a handful of times, mostly for the baked goods. Over the weekend, I went there for a 10" fruit tart. I didn't see one at the counter, so I asked about it. The chef made one from scratch in 5 minutes. It looked and tasted amazing. I was very impressed with the customer service! More...

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Latisha O.

1 August 2014

I've only been here twice and both times I got the same thing:  cappuccino and quiche Lorraine.  The service is quick and the bread and butter to nibble on before the meal is a nice touch.  I've read people say the bread isn't like authentic French bread and having been to France several times, I would agree, but that doesn't mean it isn't good.  I feel like France is the only place where you can get that perfect ratio of inner soft, chewy, dense bread to outer crunch perfection.  Even when I lived in Germany we'd drive across the boarder just to get the baguette...it's just how things are and if it could be replicated everywhere it wouldn't be special, or encourage us to travel ;-)Since moving to Mid City, West Adams, this place near USC, or whatever the hell we call this neighborhood, I've been happy to have Normandie Bakery as an option.  Come here, sit outside, eat a meal and drink your cappuccino slowly.  Maybe the guys in the back will be speaking French, you'll have no idea what they are saying, and for a second, you can pretend you are somewhere else and sometimes that is nice.Oh, BTW, this cronut, croissant doughnut perversion of baked goods thing people are into, well, it's pretty tasty too...yes, I actually did the cheesy thing and ordered one and it was sweet deliciousness. More...

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Geoffrey R.

31 July 2014

By far the best baguette in Los Angeles and I adore the pate's! Merci beaucoup Chef Josette!!

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Arlene A.

16 July 2014

It's right around the corner of where I live & I love to eat here. It's a bit pricey. But the fruit tarts and sandwiches say it why! They are just extremely Good !!

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Carla R.

13 July 2014

small, friendly little french cafe! macaroons are really yummy. I got a fruit tart for my sister birthday she loved it. recommend to anyone who wants to be some place quiet and enjoy a nice meal or dessert.

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Rita F.

5 June 2014

I love their breakfast omelets! I also like their cro-nuts and French steak sandwich! They omelet will come with a small spring salad (with vinaigrette dressing) on the side which I found a bit odd but overall was tasty.When I was young, my family would only buy the pastries and baguettes, but were glad they had started served food. I like the prices compared to Vees, it used to be a moderate price restaurant but they're more expensive than Normandie! (Not cool)Also a must are the macarons, ham and cheese crossaint, and the fruit tart. I always ask for the freshly baked and they will bring it from the back bakery. More...

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EmergentProperty X.

27 May 2014

One of LA's best bakeries, and a great spot for a sandwich. The viennoiserie is among the finest available, their best offerings being the chocolate croissant (pain au chocolate) and the vanilla twist. A very satisfying eggy brioche, too. I like their baguettes well enough to buy one whenever I'm there, although I must admit they could be more flavorful.If you've convinced yourself that the only "authentic" style for french baguettes and viennoiserie is the crispy flaky outside with fluffy airy inside paradigm, you'll be disappointed here. Normandie employs the chewier approach, both inside & out. The notion that this is inauthentic, though, is frankly absurd. And Normandie reveals the spectacular delectable heights of which the chewy school is capable.Normandie's approach to flavor is more on the bready side and less on the buttery, and they like granulated sugar. They've recently started offering a cronut style pastry, which is the only cronut I've found to be worth purchasing. It's very fluffy and chewy with some oil left in it from the deep-fry, and the crust is satisfyingly browned with an ample coating of crunchy granulated sugar.They have a simple menu of breakfasts and sandwiches featuring, of course, their own bread. The meats, eggs, mustard, and other ingredients are always fresh and high quality, which makes for a great meal every time. They also make their own pate which is excellent and is also available in a sandwich. Sometimes they are offering pre-wrapped (in paper) ham sandwiches at the pastry case. These are simply ham and butter on a baguette and are not to be passed up if you are lucky enough to come upon them. Heavenly! The menu fare overall is very light, so don't expect it to hold you over all day. Supplement it with plenty of pastries.The atmosphere is charming - a cute French style sidewalk cafe on a quiet, breezy, tree-lined street. Some interior seating has recently been added which I haven't yet tried (why abandon the sidewalk?). Street parking is usually easy to find except on street-sweeping days. To alleviate this problem they now seem to have arranged for their customers to be allowed to use the cash-&-carry parking lot across the street.The staff is consistently very nice and attentive, but the owner (Chef Josette - you can't miss her face on posters plastered all over the establishment) is always yelling at them as if they're incompetent. The same employees have been there for years, though, so I guess they all have an understanding. My only complaint is that they used to make what I considered to be the best lemon tart I've ever had, but now they ruin it by putting it in a chocolate crust with chocolate topping. Oh well, at least the fruit tart is still good.All in all this is an LA institution that remains, for some reason, largely unknown. I've been regularly patronizing this establishment longer than my relationship with nearly any other eatery in town, and they've never disappointed me. Never. Unless you arrive late in the afternoon after they've sold out of most of their pastries, but it's a real bakery, so what do you expect? Get there before noon for best results. Preferably even earlier if you're serious. More...

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Lamont MD Billups

23 April 2014

Real Nice & quite Joint! :-) :-) :-) A Must Go Bacc

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Algo Bien Barillas

18 April 2014

I'm loved:)

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D S.

31 March 2014

I used to go here for lunch when I had an office nearby.  I stumbled upon it again for weekend brunch, and was happy with the boudin, salmon plate, salad and chicken crepe with bechamel sauce that satisfies!  I rarely order bread or potatoes, but Josette's au gratin and croissants are great.  I like a variety of food, and this place has a diverse menu that you will not find elsewhere.  I did not see tofu- haha.  REAL FOOD! that leaves you satiated, and not on a carbo rollercoaster.Also the service is great, but people who expect psychological counseling or a social relationship with their server may be disappointed.  This is a FRENCH restaurant/ bakery.  Enjoy! More...

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Jamila V.

21 February 2014

I work for KP West LA and am planning an event over at the Crenshaw YMCA and need boxes dinners catered for 100 ppl next week. A colleague found this place on yelp and its been great ever since! Chef Josette has been working with us for the last week creating content or the boxed dinner and the presentation. We've settle on grilled chicken salad, a roll, a 2 cookies. I went and picked up the sample today and the presentation was fabulous and the food  was delicious! The staff also gave me a free pack of macaroons after giving me one to sample!Customer service goes a LOOONG way and Chef Josette and her staff have just sealed the deal with me and will now become one of our preferred vendors for the medical center!!!P.S. had my first Cronut here and it was AMAZEBALLS!!! More...

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Israel A.

17 February 2014

I've had breakfast here and eaten their fresh baked pastries. My grandma and grandpa used to buy their baguettes here and we'd make sandwiches. The smoothies and fresh orange juice are delicious. I have noticed that they now offer brunch and are open on Sunday. More...

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Tim G.

22 January 2014

Came here with a new friend. I've driven by this place a bunch of times, but never went in. I had the Normandy Omelette, with tomato, cheese and spinach. It came with a small salad and some roasted potatoes. Overall the meal was tasty. The prices were reasonable. What absolutely blew my mind was how good the Pain au chocolat that I brought home was. This beautiful pastry raised the restaurant one full star. More...