French bakery La Tropézienne just opened a third bakery in Los Angeles, right across the street from the Downtown’s Terroni. The traditional French bakery and cafe, whose first location is on La Brea Avenue, opened its DTLA expansion on November 7.
It took a year to convert the bygone clothing shop into a 1,600 square foot cafe and bakery, which is larger than the original La Brea location. Speaking of large, the cafe has a massive Brigitte Bardot painting as tribute to the French movie star, who was responsible for naming the tart tropezienne in Saint-Tropez many decades ago.
Every menu item down to the buttery croissants, pain au chocolate, and macarons are from chef Jonathan Breter, former head pastry chef at DTLA’s Le Petit Paris. Both locations make everything from scratch daily. The team also assembles salads, quiche, charcuterie, tartines, sandwiches, and classic French breakfasts.
Although the bakery name is a common one throughout France, LA’s La Tropézienne is independently-owned by Philippe Ktorza and Jonathan Khalifa. The duo made the leap into the LA market in early 2017, then with a second shop in West Hollywood in September. Hours are 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. everyday.
With a design reminiscent of traditional St. Tropez, white marble walls touched with a hint of gold, La Tropézienne exhibits architectural excellence. Displayed along the walls are nostalgic photographs taken from St. Tropez, allowing guests to relish the classic beauty. Sitting on the charming terrace that oversees La Brea Avenue, newcomers can indulge in French delicacies.
On Thursday, the reality star posted a video on Instagram driving up the coast and spending the evening in a fancy camper equipped with two balloons —one which said Happy Birthday and one of Disney’s Minnie Mouse, which she eventually let go into the sky. The theme continued with an adorable Minnie Mouse cake from La Tropezienne Bakery LA, which read “Happy Birthday Minnie” and was decorated with purple and pink candles.