La Habra is a charming little, sleepy town on the north-western edge of Orange County. My belief is that almost everyone’s grandmother must have lived here at one point in their lives. But La Habra is actually famous for cultivating the first Haas Avocado. I never dreamed of living in La Habra, per say, but after spending 5.5 years driving to and from Cal Poly Pomona, the notion of living along the 57 Freeway was always in the back of my mind. Oh look, I live in that area now. Who would have thought?
My friend’s grandmother-in-law introduced us to her favorite local bakery and cafe, Laura’s Loaves & Goodies, which is coincidentally within walking distance of my house. They’re famous for their bear claws and chicken salad, but they also have other tasty pastries and baked goods as well. My favorites are the plain and chocolate croissants and the plain cheese danishes. The cheese danish reminds me of when my mother would go to our local bakery super early in the morning so we’d wake up to a variety of fresh baked goods for breakfast. Now I’m starting to understand why she would wake up so early to go to the bakery.
So if you’re ever in the La Habra area before 2:30pm, come check out this quaint little cafe for a snack or light lunch!
“Local Spotlight” will be an on-going blog series to support the local economy and community of Southern California and wherever my travels take me.