I’m a sucker for sweets and am constantly on the hunt for cute and delicious desserts. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite sweet spots that I’ve discovered thus far!
Chibiscus in West Hollywood is a small Asian cafe that is a perfect fusion between Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese palates. We were recommended their brick toast desserts and just had to get the “Chibi Toast” because, well, it was named for Chibi! We’ve previously tried the brick toast at Coffee Tomo before but this one definitely takes the cake.
Koreatown has got to be one of my favorite neighborhoods in Los Angeles. On top of having some of the best Korean BBQ and Fried Chicken around, they’ve got the desserts in the bag as well. We discovered SomiSomi, a new Taiyaki style ice cream place on the second floor of the Madang Plaza Shopping mall, right next to Sul & Beans (yet another amazing dessert place!).
The only thing to beware of is the dripping mess that may ensue if you, like me, spend too much time trying to capture a shot of the adorable fish waffle filled with with ice cream.
Just down the escalator from Somi Somi is Beard Papa’s, a small bakery where you can get giant cream puffs that are so airy and light, you won’t feel guilty about eating them. We had just enough room in our stomachs for one of these. And enough time of course to take an awkward photo to document the occasion. (Shoutout to the Motion Stills app for making Live Photos on iPhone sharable!)
Finally, if you are able to make the trek out to Santa Ana for rose-shaped ice cream wrapped in a puffy cone, DO IT. I haven’t been able to find the sweet puffy cake exterior anywhere in the states (I’ve only had the pleasure of indulging in this cake from street vendors in Taiwan!) and it’s SO good. Usually I would do anything for a waffle cone, but these puffy cones are way, way better. The ice cream is not too sweet and can be flavored subtly with various delicious floral notes.