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After being pushed back from an initial opening date of November 3, Dominique Ansel's latest project has officially debuted in Los Angeles. On November 10, Dominique Ansel Bakery Los Angeles opened its doors to customers.

The inventor of the Cronut and other innovative pastries looks to take the flair that has made him so successful in New York, London, and Tokyo, and bring it to LA. The bakery welcomed visitors to its beautifully-designed indoor and outdoor seating venue, complete with the famous Dominique Ansel pastries and a full coffee bar, with a 9 a.m. PST opening.

The bakery opening is followed by a brunch and dinner on Saturday, November 4 at the new 189 by Dominique Ansel restaurant, which takes over for a former steakhouse at LA’s The Grove. The name of the restaurant refers to 189 Spring Street, which is where the bakery’s first location opened in New York in 2011. It is located in the upstairs portion of the same building as the bakery.

Some of the creative treats that will be featured at the new bakery include an Avocado Toast Ice Cream Sandwich, a mousse dessert that looks like a California (sushi) Roll, a Ruby Tart that has pomegranate seeds, lychee ganache, cherry jam and almond frangipane in a vanilla sablé tart shell, and a White Peach Amaretto and Muscovado Sugar Cronut.