**** (4 stars)
I’ve never been a fan of macarons, so I was pleased to see that this Ladurée, which looks like a confectioner’s shop, serves the full range of authentic Ladurée croissants. I was also pleased to discover they are just as good as the ones in Paris. The plain is still the best, with the pain au chocolat and the rose coming in second and third.
What’s not as good as Paris is the coffee. It’s just typical American coffee. Perhaps a double espresso would be better, but I was hoping for authentic French coffee. No such luck.
If you’ve been to the Ladurée in Paris on the Champs Elysee, or the original one on the Place de la Madeleine, this one is a sort of cross between the two. It’s certainly much larger than the one at Harrod’s in London.
The service was fast and friendly, and with just enough of a French accent to whet the taste buds.
Ladurée serves hot items for breakfast, too, but of course the emphasis is on the baked goods. And the case of macarons.
Ladurée Beverly Hills
311 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210