Baker’s Delight

DTLA’s newest 85°C Bakery Café raises the temperature on fresh-baked goods

Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photography Courtesy of Andy Tung

Founded by culinary creative Mr. Cheng-Hsueh Wu in 2003, the chic yet casual 85°C Bakery Café actually has roots among the whitelinen tablecloths and crystal chandeliers of a post five-star hotel. While delighting in the hotel café’s gourmet pastries and drinks, Mr. Wu noticed that the prices of these tantalizing treats were set way too high to be enjoyed on a whim. Thus, the concept for 85°C Bakery Café—a one-stop shop for expertly-crafted baked goods and creative coffee drinks. The name 85°C Bakery Café symbolizes their devotion to providing coffee of the highest quality, as they believe that coffee holds its best flavor at a steady 85 degrees Celsius.

Drawing a devoted following, the café’s new DTLA locale does not disappoint, offering up the same blend of traditional Taiwanese, Japanese and European-inspired delicacies as its other global outposts. Pair one of its decadent coffee drinks with a freshly-baked treat, like the classic Brioche, a rich Japanese-style bread with a creamy, buttery flavor; or indulge in the Mango Bread filled with a sweet mango-swirled cream and topped with a glazed frosting for a satisfying start to the day.

If in the mood for something savory, try the Calamari Stick, a delicate squid ink-based bread with Swiss cheese, or the Pork Sung Bun topped with dry shredded pork and a blended mayo sauce. Either way, one taste of the satiating fare at 85°C Bakery Café will leave you kneading more.

8 5 °C B A K E RY C A F É

700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90017

213.623.1885 |

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