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Best Bakery Orange County 2011 - Au Cœur de Paris

Au Cœur de Paris

Au Cœur de Paris

9441 Edinger Ave.

Westminster, CA 92683


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Readers' Choice: 85C Bakery

What do you get when you marry a French baker to a Vietnamese cook, and then plunk them down just outside the limits of Little Saigon, in an unpretentious space in a surprisingly empty stretch of Edinger? You get crackly, fresh baguettes baked twice a day (without the rice flour so common in Little Saigon). You get pains aux raisins so ethereally light the fruit seems held together by good luck. And you get the best macarons west of Bordeaux. Lest anyone think this is just a French bakery, it sells bánh mì on its baguette (just a few types—this is not a bánh mì shop) and pâté chaud that are as light as pillows, particularly when they first come out of the oven. $

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Julie Luong
Julie Luong

I came here once, early and all they had was pate chaud. I gave it another try yesterday and saw the most amazing display of French-sized desserts, meaning they weren't huge like cupcakes we tend to get. Their eclair au cafe, chantilly, and peanut butter macaron changed my previous thoughts on those items.