This quaint little patisserie only opened in November 2009, but it has already won many hearts, and not just because it’s a French oasis in the the Asian-food-dominated south San Gabriel Valley. The crème brûlée is torched when you order, the bread pudding is wonderfully sweet with cinnamon and chocolate chips, and the napoleon is flaky and light. The selection changes daily but usually includes red velvet cupcakes, macaroons and meringues. High ceilings and a charmant atmosphere makes this café a great place to relax with some pastries and a cup of coffee. There’s even free WiFi!
440 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, 626.282.4040, fleurdelyspatisserie.com. Tues.-Sun.