8950 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA | Directions 9021134.059248 -118.387365
Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills
I love Cookies!! – Caramel Lovers!! Most amazing macaroons with a caramel filled center. The cookie was good, but once I reached the middle and realized that the center was a ball of caramel and no other filling to dilute it I was lovin’ life! Plus La Provence Has a menu that is out of this world. Great place to meet for lunch and catch up with friends.
Best Cafe In Town – This French Cafe is so delicious!! I love the macaroons and the red velvet cupcakes! Everything tastes wonderful and there is a big selection of pastry items to choose from. I love coming here for breakfast and enjoying a nice cup of coffee before heading to work, or even at lunch for a yummy sandwich and pastry!
Everything is the best – We've never had a bad meal here. The tuna made without may is the best.
Citysearch Editorial Review – This tiny cottage-like space has been one of the sweetest spots in Beverly Hills since first opening its doors in 1997. Owned by Farshid Hakim, a pastry chef who honed his skills at the Hotel de Paris, the cozy nook is where local families and traveling sweet tooths head for French classics like baked tarts, cupcakes, seasonal desserts and, of course, macaroons that change with the season. (Think pumpkin spice in autumn, egg nogg in winter and lavender in spring.) There's also a few savory options such as omelets for breakfast and sandwiches like the Croque Monsier for lunch.
best upscale cafe in town – I was impressed by the attentive staff and beautiful pastries. The new location in Brentwood on San Vincente offers Intelligensia coffee, which is my favorite in LA. The goat cheese, asparagus and portabella mushroom omelette was the best omelette I have ever had, hands down.
Best Pastries around! – I tried a wide array of the pastries here that the owner reccommend for me and I have to say they are probably some of the best desserts I have ever had. I tried the fruit tarts which were burst of freshness in your mouth. I also had the cupcakes which very moist and fresh. I am very impressed and will be back to try the lunch.
In reply to the reviewer who ate the cupcake and then ran... – The reviewer who ate the cupcake and left without paying and then proceeded to diss this French bakery needs to read "French or Foe" by Polly Platt and get educated to French culture.
Hidden French Bakery – You really would never notice La Provence just driving by it. I used to live down the street so I was able to stumble upon this charming place. Ignore the strip mall facade, order in the quick line and then grab a table outside. The food never dissapoints: fresh and delicious with innovative daily specials. The coffee is good and strong and the baked goods, including cup cakes and macaroons, rival any other's. In fact, I was once addicted to their coconut and red velvet cupcakes which are both very moist and not too sweet. I've since moved so I don't go to La Provence as often. And I've managed to drop the extra cup cake weight. However, they are opening a second location around the corner from my new home this Fall so I must learn to restrain myself. Another great thing about this place is the inventory of gifts. In a pinch you can pick up a candle or a cake stand as a gift. I also found a pair of antique salt and pepper shakers here that I've never seen anyplace else.
Fantastic French fare! – The service is sketchy, sure, but it's a French establishment?whaddaya expect? Look past it because the food and pastries are absolutely worth it. The quiche Lorraine is the best I've ever had; it's massive, and the crust is flaky and delicious, and the filling is eggy and light, not runny and heavy. Soooo good, I highly recommend it. Everything else I've tried there, including the steak panini, turkey chili with bread and grilled veggie sandwich, have also been excellent. Their baguettes are perfect, too, firm and toasty on the outside, but not so firm that it'll tear up the roof of your mouth while you you're eating. And with those pastries and cupcakes, they could give Sprinkles and Buttercake Bakery a run for their money. YUM. Try it at least once.
Poor Customer Service – First time posting because I'm very frustrated.... I am not familiar with LA Provence but was making an effort to become so based predominatly on the reviews found on Citysearch. Unfortunatly the owner (?), Farshid, needs a class in communication. On top of not returning phone calls in a timely manner if at all I found it extremly difficult to get a quote for him. I was looking to find out what could be provided with a budget of $250.00. He kept questioning for how many people. At which he proceeded to inform me that based on the # of people my request could not be filled. Unfortunatly I was not asking how much it would cost to feed # of people I was asking what I could get for $250. All in all I was extremly dissappointed in the customer service. Curently at my place of employment we go through Sussina Bakery and are extremly pleased but we were looking to change it up a bit. At Sussina we have a standing order for breakfast delivery. I guess our money is no good at La Provence go to Sussina they will take care of you.
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