Being a lover of Japanese style French patisserie, I never knew about Frances Bakery, even though it’s been around in Little Tokyo for a long time. The exterior is very non-descript and dated looking.
The interior is very hole-in-the-wall as well, despite the attempted rococo molding.
My crappy photo doesn’t do the cake justice: they’re dainty and pretty~ My favorite pastry: Mont Blanc is rather good (especially impressed with the Ladyfinger pastry at the bottom). The cakes are not too sweet. And unlike general American cakes, they taste more light, fine and delicate. I’d love to go back to try everything.
Frances Bakery and Coffee
404 E 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012