These Three Pasadena Bakeries More Than Rise to Our Standards.


The brainchild of Taiwanese businessman Wu Cheng-Hsueh, 85°C (the name refers to the “perfect” coffee temperature) is redefining the American café experience. Don’t go in a hurry. You’ll want to savor the selection of more than 50 varieties of breads, cakes, and pastries baked on-site hourly. 61 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena

Cream Baklava – Old Sasoon, Pasadena – Photo by Jon I.

Old Sasoon

If you’re a fan of Armenian and Mediterranean cuisine and baked goods, you’ve likely found your way to Old Sasoon Bakery. If you’ve yet to discover delights like savory lahmajoon (Armenian pizza) and khachapuri (cheese bread) or sweet baklava pastry, what are you waiting for? 1132 N. Allen, Pasadena

Saint Honoré Cake by FrenchiFornia – Photo by FrenchiFornia


The aroma of fresh-baked pastries hangs in the air at Old Pasadena’s FrenchiFornia, testifying to its French bakery bona fides. Those pastries, along with sandwiches, baguettes, cakes, and great coffee, are made daily and served in a beautifully simple, relaxing space. 247 Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

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