We've rhapsodized about Cream Pan--once just an unassuming little Japanese bakery in Old Town Tustin--in excess here on these blogs. It has made so many of our "Best Of" lists, lists of Ten Great Bakeries, our annual 100 Favorite Dishes lists, and other lists that I can make a new list of the lists it's been on.
First it expanded, taking over the space next door several years ago. Then it tried serving egg breakfasts before it decided it needed a new name and a menu that included spaghetti.
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- There's now only one size of strawberry croissant and it is what was previously called "the mini strawberry". The old full-sized one was quietly phased out about two months ago (if my memory serves me correctly) since no one was ordering it.
- They are now open seven days a week! No longer will those Monday meetings and potlucks be strawberry-croissantless.
- They've ripped out the Cream Pan sign from the right side of the building, and eliminated the word "Japonaise" from the left side of the building. My bet is that it will be rechristened Cream Pan Bakery and Cafe...what it should've been all along.