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Homemade cookies from Susina Bakery & Café

Susina Bakery & Café

7122 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
For more information, visit Susina Bakery & Café's official website

Originally opened in 2002, this neighborhood bakery has become one of the top shops for many Angelenos. Serving café fare like sandwiches and salads, the bakery is the highlight of the place with glass cases of beautiful sponge cakes, tarts and other goûtes. Susina offers perfect brunch pastries for holiday guests like blueberry crumble muffins, raspberry swirl danishes and sour cherry and chocolate scones. For holiday specific items, order either a vanilla rum or chocolate coffee bûche de noël, both beautifully covered with meringue mushrooms and almond paste decorations. For pies and tarts, choose the apple quince tart with hazelnut crumble, cranberry orange tart or cherry almond tart, among others. And don't forget about the hand-decorated sugar cookies in shapes of snowflakes, ornaments, mittens, presents and many others. Susina also offers a variety of gift baskets and gift certificates.


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