Even if the line lasted an hour, or more?
That's the way it was this morning, when 85°C Bakery Cafe opened in Koreatown.
It's not like 85°C is a novelty. There's one downtown and more scattered around Southern California and one due to open in Santa Monica next year. But this is the first in central Los Angeles. And it's in a buzzy part of Koreatown, packed with restaurants, a market, a branch of the Korean bakery Paris Baguette and shops selling bingsu and other cool treats.
The company is Taiwanese, and its baked goods are Taiwanese, European and Japanese in style plus Danish and "other," a category that includes a ham and tuna sandwich.
This tray includes the two tarts and a berrytale, which is filled with blueberries; milk pudding bread, a cranberry cream cheese bun, a boroh Danish, with a crunchy top that looks like a pineapple shell; walnut raisin multigrain bread, a chocolate chip bowl, and a chocolate cream bread.
Now that opening day excitement is out of the way, the bakery will be open daily, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
85°C Bakery Cafe, 3377 Wilshire Blvd., #101, Los Angeles, CA 90010, which is at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Alexandria in Koreatown.