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Cream Pan

602 El Camino Real Tustin, CA 92780 | Tustin | 714-665-8239

Location Description:

Cream Pan in Tustin has Japanese pastries like anpan and the eponymous cream pan. The place is also known for their shockingly good strawberry custard croissants that are bought by hungry Tustinites by the dozen. What many people may not know, though, is that Cream Pan has absolutely, unequivocally, the best baguette and épi in Orange County. It isn't just the flaky croissants stuffed with pastry cream and studded with juicy sliced strawberries (even at unusual times of the year) that people line up for at Cream Pan - the buns are certain to run out if you don't get a move on early in the morning; but there's also a whole case of tempting calorie bombs you'll walk past to get to the counter, and absolutely everything inside is made with the fanatical attention to detail only the Japanese could accomplish. Besides the Danishes that explode into feather-light shards in your mouth, the chefs also make spectacular cheese rolls. Cream Pan's goodies are reminiscent of crowded boulangeries in Paris and scream for just a little sweet butter and maybe a touch of jam before being dunked into coffee, Japanese-French style. It's this perfection that made Cream Pan the OC Weekly's Best Bakery in 2008 and 2012. Just look carefully when finding this bakery - they often change their outer facade.

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  • Cuisine(s): Asian, Bakery, Japanese, Sandwiches
  • Hours: Daily 6am-4pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: Free, Lot Available
  • Payment Types: cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Wheelchair Accessible

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