Today Vu planned a very nice excursion to Laguna Beach since we had the day off. After lunch and hours of walking, we decided to stop by 85˚C Bakery Cafe in Irvine before heading home. The first time I came to 85˚C Bakery Cafe was when my parents visited us for Christmas. As soon as Vu drove in the parking lot, I ran to the back of the line. There were about 20 people ahead of me waiting for their 85˚C fix. The line moved relatively fast and within 10 minutes, an employee gave me the ok to enter. I picked up a tray and tongs and made my way through the bakery knowing exactly what I wanted. We were lucky enough to get two of their most popular items, taro swirl bread and brioche loaf, along with our other favorites. Fresh out of the oven, the brioche loaf was light like a cloud with a hint of sweetness. On the other hand, the taro swirl had a nice crunch and perfect balance of bread and taro. Everything was ABSOLUTELY amazing! Even the sea salt coffee! Known for its excellent selection of pastries, cakes, drinks, and coffee and reasonable pricing, 85˚C Bakery Café has become quite popular among Southern Californians. If you are in the area, give this bakery a try and it might end up being one of your favorite places. 85˚C Bakery Café has become a favorite stop for both Vu and me.
January 30, 2011