With all the new bakeries popping up across town, it’s easy to overlook the hidden gems. One such place is Jin Patisserie in Venice. Hidden behind a high fence is a tranquil garden of escape from the city. There hardly is a lovelier place in LA to sit for afternoon tea than here. The petit sandwiches and pastries are always wonderful. Christine is masterful at her craft. Her macarons shine, the gateaux perfect. But I most love Jin for the amazing chocolates hand-crafted with rare steeped teas and Asian flavors. They are extraordinary and are always the perfect gift.
1202 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291-3366
(310) 399-8801 www.jinpatisserie.com