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Proof Bakery

Restaurants, Bakeries Atwater Village
4 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
 (Photograph: Kate Wertheimer)
Photograph: Kate WertheimerProof Bakery
 (Photograph: Kate Wertheimer)
Photograph: Kate WertheimerProof Bakery
 (Photograph: Kate Wertheimer)
Photograph: Kate WertheimerBaguette sandwich at Proof Bakery
 (Photograph: Kate Wertheimer)
Photograph: Kate WertheimerFreshly-baked cookies at Proof Bakery
 (Photograph: Kate Wertheimer)
Photograph: Kate WertheimerBaguette sandwiches at Proof Bakery
 (Photograph: Kate Wertheimer)
Photograph: Kate WertheimerProof Bakery

Time Out says

Na Young Ma's bakery is where locals drop in for morning coffee from Four Barrel Coffee, Heart Coffee Roasters and Coava Coffee Roasters, and baked goods like buttery croissants and brioche toast slathered with local Sqirl jam. The caffeine is tops here, don't get us wrong, but lines out the door mostly appear around noon, when the bakery brings out its famous sandwiches. Options include marinated beets, herb pesto and goat cheese; or salami, machego and chive butter (there are veg options as well) on lightly salted, still-warm-from-the-oven mini baguettes. Grab one—they go fast!—and snag one of the few seats inside or on the sidewalk patio, where you'll get a vista of pretty much the entire Village while you sip your joe.



Address: 3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 8am-4pm
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Users say (8)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

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First and most importantly, Proof has some of the best chocolate chip cookies in LA. They tend to sell out though, so get there on the earlier end if you want one. Proof has options galore for beverages, pastries, and sandwiches. It is a cute spot in a cute area. It's easy to make an afternoon of your visit - grab a drink or snack at Proof and then stop by some of the other great local Atwater Village businesses nearby. 

Heard a lot of great things about this place. Checking it out as soon as I get to LA!


What a great bakery, from the croissants to the baguette sandwiches. Its definitely become more popular than its little storefront was designed to handle, so show up early to claim a table if you plan on staying for a while.

The pastries and sandwiches are out of this world. My favorite might be the ham and cheese croissant but it's hard to choose. Not a fan of the coffee though, has a weird bitter after-taste.

Around the time I first moved to LA, I read a magazine article in which film director and general dreamy woman Sofia Coppola name-checked this place as a favorite, so obviously I had to check it out. The croissants are just as perfect as she told me they would be.


Their Jambon de Paris sandwich is pretty good, but their vegetable tartine was just okay. I want to try their croissants and cookies next.


Proof Bakery is almost perfect. The coffee and teas are great, and all the sweet treats on offer are tasty. (Fun fact: This was one of the first places Jessica Koslow of Sqirl, now a national culinary name, sold her jams.) The real winner here, however, is the mini baguette sandwich. You basically haven't lived until you've had one—and once you have, you'll be hooked. I could eat one every day... except for the fact that Proof is low on outlets, so I can't get much work done there, and also has no bathroom. (Is that even allowed?) So get in, get that sandwich and get out.