Ok, Ladurée fans, I have a big treat for you today! I’m here to give you an unadulterated glimpse inside Ladurée Beverly Hills, the newest addition to the Ladurée brand here in the US!
For the longest time, I’ve associated Ladurée with being a French brand that only New Yorkers and Floridians were lucky enough to enjoy. That is, until just a few weeks ago. Now, those of us in LA-LA Land can get our French tea and macaron fix at–not one–but two shops in the City of Stars!The first of these shops is Ladurée at The Grove in the Fairfax District. This is a great shop for strolling and people watching, but if you’re wanting a more intimate tea experience, I’d definitely recommend settling into a quaint tea break at the Beverly Hills boutique, right in the heart of 90210.There’s an alluring touch of 1970’s retro whimsy in this space. I particularly love this trellis-like walls with mirrored daisy patterns that expand throughout the restaurant–it’s like having a garden party indoors. Whether your catching up with a friend or resting your sore feet after power (or window!) shopping on Rodeo, this is an ideal place to savor a charming moment of French tea culture.
And while you’re here, don’t forget to order a signature LA Macaron, pastel orange and flavored with tangy passion fruit! Wrapped up in a signature Ladurée LA box, you’ll be roller-skating your way to sugary bliss!Take a long enough tea break here and you just might see Pretty Woman sipping on a cup of Marie Antoinette at the next table. But don’t worry–unlike the mean sales girls in the movie, the staff are well-mannered and polished here, ready to serve you the most fashionable slice of Joie de vivre!
Photos courtesy of Ladurée US.
Ladurée Beverly Hills
311 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
And since I know you’re dying for a up-close look inside the pastry case, here’s a glimpse of the confections that I walked away with. One thing you won’t see here is that iconic LA passion fruit macaron. It’s so popular that they ran out on the day of my visit! Guess you’ll just have to stop by the shop for yourself to see and taste! Tea (Marie Antoinette, Eugenie) & macarons courtesy of Ladurée US.