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.
|Venue name:||Proof Bakery|
3156 Glendale Blvd
|Opening hours:||Daily 8am-4pm|
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Average User Rating
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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.
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.