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Best Bakeries in Orange County

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Ready for a treat? A visit to one of these bakeries in Orange County is a must for any occasion. From breads and croissants to cupcakes, cookies, and specialty sweet treats, these Orange County bakeries are some of the best in the county.

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Katella Bakery
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Katella Bakery
4470 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 594-8611

The Katella Deli, Bakery & Restaurant has been an OC landmark since its inception in 1964, when two European immigrants made their mark on the baking scene by using their authentic traditional Jewish recipes that have been passed down to the current generation. The menu has expanded tremendously since its inception and now serves over 2,000 visitors each day at their full service restaurant, to-go deli and award-winning bakery. From macarons, croissants, cookies and tarts to other sweets, the third generation family recipes live on in local favorites including the Rye and Challa.

BREAD Artisan Bakery
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BREAD Artisan Bakery
1943 East Pomona St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Bread is the name of the game at this Santa Ana bakery. Established in 2010 by Jonnie LoFranco, BREAD Artisan Bakery has become one of the OC's most highly regarded bakeries. Yannick Guegan, the head baker at BREAD, learned his baking technique back at home in France, and his baked-from-scratch artisan craftsmanship is seen in every delicacy served here. Breads offered here include sourdough, harvest, multi-grain, spelt quinoa and orange, pistachio raisin and walnut, as well as many other types. Don't miss their dense brioche or the flaky Kouign Amann. The wholesale bakery serves up its goods to some of the OC's most prestigious clients, but individual bread lovers can snag their goods every week at the Downtown Santa Ana Farmers' Market.

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Cream Pan
602 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 665-8239

Cream Pan Bakery, named for its puffy cream pan bun filled with custard, is actually most known for its Strawberry Croissant, a byproduct of fun experimentation by owner Yoshinori Inada. The Strawberry Croissant has actually won numerous awards and garners a dedicated OC following, but the bakery actually boasts more than 30 varieties of pastries, over 20 types and style of bread, and numerous desserts and donuts, not to mention the full sandwich menu that keeps guests satisfied for lunch.

La Brea Bakery
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La Brea Bakery Downtown Disney
1556 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 490‐0233

The award winning SoCal bakery brand, La Brea Avenue Bakery, began in 1988 when Chef Nancy Silverton realized she would need to bake her own bread to best serve her new restaurant's demand for quality, authentic bread recipes. Their second location, inside Anaheim's Downtown Disney, bakes up their own pastries and breads every day from scratch using only quality ingredients. Bread offerings include whole grain loaves, sourdough, French baguette, black olive loaves, rosemary olive oil rounds, and fruit & nut breads, as well as pastries including their almond croissant, blondie, cinnamon roll, and dried fruit & nut scone, in addition to seasonal offerings.

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Patty's Cakes and Desserts
104 N Raymond Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 525-8350

The loyal fans at Patty's Cakes and Desserts, located in Fullerton, have been enjoying their specialty baked cakes and sweet treats since 1985. Although Patty's can take care of everything from weddings and events to a simple mid afternoon pick-me-up, Patty's is famous for her delicious cupcakes and cake balls, both with incredibly moist and flavorful centers. Note: Patty's Cakes and Desserts is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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Tomgirl Baking Company
9048 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 965-1695

The Huntington Beach neighborhood bakery and cafe features both cakes, cupcakes, desserts, and a cafe menu boasting soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Everything served up at Tomgirl is made from scratch in house, including the extensive pastry offerings, award-winning brownies, and list of cake possibilities, including the popular Golden Vanilla Chiffon cake with Seasonal Berries and Whipped Cream filling.

Great Dane Baking Company
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Great Dane Baking Company
6855 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach
(714) 842-1130

A Huntington Beach favorite since its opening in 1996, Great Dane Baking Company specializes in Danish traditional pastries, breakfast items, cookies, amazing specialty cakes and extraordinary wedding cakes. Their second store, located in Los Alamitos, opened in 2003. The menu consists of nearly 10 types of Danishes, flavored croissants, their in-house favorite Bear Claw, cakes, and cupcakes.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.
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