Next up, a luscious apple tart, probably my favorite, with impossibly flaky pastry that immediately scattered everywhere and tender, tart-yet-sweet apple slices. And not much else – none of that weird half-cream or gelatinous stuff that sometimes gets in the way of a good breakfast apple pastry.
Finally, because I couldn’t resist, a raspberry cronut, which was drop dead gorgeous and had great raspberry flavor and flaky dough. It only took tier three on the favorite scale due to the thick, hard-ish icing, which made it a bit difficult to get a good bite as it promptly flaked off. Still, I wouldn’t kick one out of bed (as long as it came with a plate and napkin, my comforter is white).
Röckenwagner (this location, at least, there are multiple) also offers more complete meals as the “café” portion of its business, but I must admit I’ve never made it past the bakery case. Still, if the food is as good as the baking, I probably should fight my way past the pastries.
Röckenwagner Bakery Café
12835 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066