Los Angeles is home to some of the best pastry shops in the country, and with dozens of options, it can be hard to find that perfect croissant or celebratory cake when you need it. Luckily, The Agency is here to help!

1. Chaumont Bakery & Café
Beverly Hills
Owned by a young French couple, Chaumont’s pastries, gourmet coffee and intimate atmosphere transport you right to the Boulevards of Paris. Even the display counters were specially built for pastries and baked goods. For a real treat, try their melt-in-your-mouth flourless chocolate cake.

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People come from all over the Southland to sample Chef Na Young’s mouthwatering pastries. While her croissants are the most popular (o light, buttery heaven!), the rotating tarts, custards, gallets and creams will keep you coming back again and again.

3. Milo & Olive
Santa Monica
This cozy neighborhood bakery and pizzeria is run by Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, the team behind Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry and Sweet Rose Creamery. In addition to pastries, they serve up wood fired pizzas, farmers market salads and scrumptious tapas plates.

4. Bottega Louie
A downtown favorite on Grand Avenue, this chic Parisian café displays row after glass row of French pastries and desserts. The passionfruit éclair will make you rethink éclairs altogether.

5. ‘Lette Macaronsshutterstock_152967509
Beverly Hills
This shop, while changing names recently (from Paulette), has been serving up bite-sized, colorful macarons since 2007. Its dizzying display of offerings speaks peril to those who can’t make decisions – but it’s heaven for the rest of us.

6. Figaro Bistrot
Los Feliz
Great for people-watching, Los Feliz’s fashionistas and filmmakers sit outdoors on Vermont Ave, enjoying pastries and aperitifs while trading industry secrets. The Parisian fin-de siècle décor is almost as delicious as the food.

7. Bouchon Bakery
Beverly Hills
This place has it all – macarons, croissants, tarts, éclairs and any number of exquisite chocolate treats. It’s even got the name, since Bouchon Bakery is the brainchild of celebrity-chef Thomas Keller.

8. The Sycamore Kitchen
Not even two years old, The Sycamore Kitchen is a laidback bakery and cafe on the recently-revitalized La Brea Avenue. Owners Karen and Quinn Hatfield make a mean cookie, whether you’re in the mood for Chewy Molasses or the more subtle Fennel Butter.

9. Yamazaki Bakeryshutterstock_134875103
Little Tokyo
The bread at this little Japanese bakery is melt-in-the-mouth soft and as light as air. They also have a rotating selection of creative, fruity pastries. We recommend the strawberry croissants and cream puffs.

10. Sweet Lady Jane
West Hollywood
For the perfect birthday or wedding cake, look no further. Jane Lockhart has enchanted LA residents with her triple layer cakes, generous slices and inspired frostings for years. Try the triple berry cake. You won’t regret it.